Volunteer Increases Pledge Commitment to Next Level of Giving
Bruce L. Wilkoff, MD, FHRS, CCDS, Donor of the Heart Rhythm Foundation Upgrades Pledge to Senator Level
Bruce L. Wilkoff, MD, FHRS, CCDS, Heart Rhythm Society member since 1985, has been involved as a volunteer leader with the Society for many years.
September 8, 2009 — “In a year when there has been instability about almost every aspect of life, the economy, health care reform, perceived conflicts of interest, funding of continuing medical education in addition to the usual issues of life, the Heart Rhythm Society has been a remarkably consistent and uplifting element in my life,” says Dr. Bruce L. Wilkoff, long-time member and volunteer, reflecting on his engagement and commitment to the Heart Rhythm Society.
“Most other cardiovascular societies had major reductions in scientific session attendance, but we had one of our largest meetings ever, setting the standard by drawing people from the U.S. and all around the world. People voted their affirmation of the importance of the Society with their feet. Even so, there is so much more to do and the Heart Rhythm Society could do much more with our support. Therefore I am glad to become a Senator member of the Heart Rhythm Foundation.”
Dr. Wilkoff, is currently the Director of Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Devices of the Cleveland Clinic. Among the many ways he has been involved as a volunteer:
- IBHRE Writing Committee member (1990)
- Founder of the Heart Rhythm Foundation since (2004)
- Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) (2006)
- 1st Vice President of the Heart Rhythm Society (2009-2010)
- Chair of the 31st Annual Scientific Sessions (2009)
- Senator of the Heart Rhythm Foundation (2009)
Learn more about how you can help support the Heart Rhythm Society and Foundation’s missions and initiatives by contacting Betsy Bogdansky at (202) 464-3454 or bbogdansky@HRSonline.org or donate online — your contribution will enable the Society to be the primary resource for healthcare professionals and the voice of support for patients with cardiac arrhythmia disorders.