David Faxon has been actively involved in the practice of cardiac catheterization and invasive cardiology since 1976. As one of the first cardiologists to perform coronary angioplasty in the United States, David Faxon has built his prestigious career by focusing on teaching, translational and clinical research, public education and policy, and patient care.
Acting as the Program Director for several graduate medical courses in cardiology, David Faxon has helped to advance the careers of more than 120 cardiology fellows. Serving on the Scientific Session Committee for the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions, the largest cardiology meeting in the world, David Faxon was responsible for planning lectures, grading abstracts, arranging presentations, and providing input into meeting structure and content.
David Faxon is additionally involved with several medical publications. He was a member and Chairman of the AHA Publication committee that oversees all AHA publications. David Faxon was the founding Editor-in-Chief of both AHA Clinical Updates and Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. He also served as Associate Editor of Circulation.
As the AHA’s Co-Chair of Interventional Cardiology, David Faxon worked with the InterAmerican Society of Cardiology for two years. Collaborating with a South American counterpart, David Faxon organized the interventional cardiology component of a meeting for over 2,000 attendees. In a similar role, David Faxon was Co-Chair for the AHA Interventional Cardiology Program Committee, responsible for obtaining speakers and assisting with fundraising.
David Faxon has also played an integral role in designing examinations and programs in his field. As a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Cardiovascular Board, David Faxon created the examination for cardiovascular disease and oversaw examinations in electro physiology and interventional cardiology. While on the prestigious Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine, a subcommittee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), David Faxon recommended standards for internal medicine and subspecialty programs and approved all internal medicine programs in the US.