Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois Cardiologist Michael LaMonto, DO, has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) in recognition of his professional achievement and commitment to quality cardiovascular care.
Dr. LaMonto is part of the Prairie Heart Institute team of cardiology experts who provides care at Sarah Bush Lincoln. He holds six board certifications including general cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and aerospace medicine. He works with fellow Prairie Heart Institute cardiologists Thomas Cahill, MD, and Amit Dande, MD, FACC, FSCAI and Physician Assistant Allyson Gough, PA-C, to evaluate and treat people with issues ranging from coronary artery disease to rhythm disorders and valve disease.
Sarah Bush Lincoln President and CEO Jerry Esker, R.Ph., said, “Dr. LaMonto has been a part of our community’s care team for many years and in different capacities, each time providing excellent medical care to people who seek care here. We couldn’t be more pleased that he has achieved this designation in cardiology care because of the positive impact it will have on the cardiac needs of our community members.”
“The FACC designation has a long history of recognizing the top cardiovascular professionals in the world and honoring them for their commitment to advancing the field and ensuring patients get the best possible care,” ACC President Richard Chazal, MD, FACC, said. “Congratulations to Dr. LaMonto for joining this elite group.”
Fellowship is one of the most distinguishing designations the ACC offers its members, and is the ultimate recognition of professional achievement. Fellows are elected based on their outstanding credentials, achievements, community contributions to cardiovascular medicine and recommendations from their peers attesting to their professional competence and commitment to excellence. When accepting election to Fellowship of ACC, each designate pledges a commitment to excellence in care and continuous learning and collaboration to improve heart health worldwide.
Dr. LaMonto will be officially recognized during the convocation ceremony on March 19 in Washington.