Dasi Elected a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
This has been an eventful spring for Lakshmi “Prasad” Dasi, who has added quite a few letters after his name and title.
The newest accolade for Dasi is election to fellowship in the American College of Cardiology — which means he can now use the prestigious “FACC” designation. As the organization puts it, that “signal[s] to colleagues, patients, and peers that you have been recognized as a cardiovascular professional ranking among the best in the field.”
Dasi is a professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering and a renowned scholar in heart valve engineering and cardiovascular biomechanics. Earlier this year, he also was named a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers. He said both honors are harbingers of what’s to come.
“I truly believe we are at the cusp of major transformation in the field of medicine, where engineering-analysis-based decision support becomes the tool for personalizing patient care. These recognitions will help me advocate and accelerate the realization of this vision,” he said.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) calls itself the “professional home” for clinical and nonclinical cardiovascular professionals, where the latest knowledge and innovations are promoted to improve heart health. The group operates scientific journals, accredits hospitals and institutions, and advocates for health policy and standards.
“Fellowship in ACC means a lot to me. This signals that the engineering work from our lab is, indeed, striking a positive nerve in cardiology,” said Dasi, who also serves as the Department’s associate chair for undergraduate studies. “This also means that ACC recognizes and welcomes me as an engineer into leadership opportunities to shape the cardiovascular profession as a whole.”