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Olakunle Akinboboye Becomes First Black Chair Of US Cardiovascular Disease Board

Olakunle Akinboboye Becomes First Black Chair Of US Cardiovascular Disease Board

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The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has appointed a Nigerian doctor, Olakunle Akinboboye, as the chair of the cardiovascular disease board. It is the first time that the 81-year-old body would appoint a black chair to head the cardiovascular disease board. Akinboboye will be responsible for certifying all deserving cardiologists in the United States. Heading the 12 members of the board from all over the country, Akinboboye will carry out periodic knowledge assessments of all practising cardiologists in the US. Commenting on his appointment, Akinboboye said he is “proud to have the opportunity to chair this very important Board. “Unfortunately I am taking over the mantle of leadership at a point in time in which many cardiologists are openly revolting because of wh