About Dipti N. Itchhaporia, MD
Dipti Itchhaporia, M.D., F.A.C.C. is the program director of disease management for the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute, a position she has held since 2001, she is also the Eric & Sheila Samson Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Health. In April 2021, Dr. Itchhaporia assumed the position of President of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), where she leads more than a 54,000-member global organization in its mission to transform cardiovascular care. As medical director of disease management, Dr. Itchhaporia leads the congestive heart failure management program and the anticoagulation clinic at the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute, which is Orange County’s highest volume, highest-rated cardiovascular program and one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the West Coast. She joined the medical staff at Hoag Hospital and also established her private practice specializing in diagnostic and interventional cardiology in 1996.
Dr. Itchhaporia received her medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine and continued to complete her residency in internal medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. Subsequently, she joined the General Medicine Faculty at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as assistant clinical professor and then went on to do a cardiology fellowship at Georgetown University and an interventional cardiology fellowship at Stanford University. She is board certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology.
Dr. Itchhaporia holds many leadership positions with renowned organizations including present member of the Western Affiliates board of the AHA, past president of the Orange County Chapter of the AHA, and past Chair of the Board of Governors of the ACC. She has also served as the state chapter’s Southern California Governor, immediate past-President and Orange County Councilor. In addition, Dr. Itchhaporia is a member of the ACC’s Council of Clinical Cardiology, Steering Committee Board of Governors and co-chair of the Practice Administrators Committee.
Dr. Itchhaporia has been active in the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology as a member of the government relations committee for a number of years and served on the National American Heart Association’s Professional Education Committee from 2008-2010.
Dr. Itchhaporia is an outspoken advocate for building greater awareness about cardiovascular disease, which is the number one killer of both men and women. She regularly conducts community lectures aimed to educate people about cardiovascular disease. Dr. Itchhaporia has also authored or co-authored many scientific papers related to the medical specialty of cardiology.
- National Board of Physicians and Surgeons
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- Medical Education - Saint Louis University School of Medicine (Medical Doctor)
- Internship - Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
- Residency - Stanford University Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
- Fellowship - Georgetown University Medical Center (Cardiology)
- Fellowship - Stanford University Medical Center (Cardiology)
- Hoag Physician Partners