Christiana Care honored William S. Weintraub, M.D., FACC, FAHA, John H. Ammon Chair of Cardiology at Christiana Care, and Ray A. Blackwell, M.D., a member of Christiana Care Cardiac Surgeons, as they take on new leadership roles with the American Heart Association.
Michael K. Banbury, M.D., W. Samuel Carpenter III Distinguished Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery, hosted a reception recognizing Dr. Weintraub’s new role as president of the American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate, and Dr. Blackwell’s new role as president of the New Castle County American Heart Association Board of Directors.
Anne K. Cobuzzi, immediate past chair of the American Heart Association and director, Global Medical Affairs, with AstraZeneca, praised Dr. Weintraub’s long-standing commitment to AHA that dates back more than 30 years. Weintraub began volunteering with AHA in the 1970s and received his first AHA grant in 1981.
Dr. Blackwell, who joined Christiana Care Cardiac Surgeons in 1996, received the Christiana Care Medical-Dental Staff Commendation for Excellence in 2010. He is an avid long-distance runner and an enthusiastic supporter of the AHA’s annual Heart Walk.