The Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiology PAs: From Finances to Furloughs
FREE APAC Webinar Tomorrow
Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
5:30 PM MST
Join APAC Treasurer Laura Ross, PA-C, and APAC Immediate Past President Amy E. Simone, PA-C, AACC, as they lead a discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on Cardiology PAs. All are welcome. We hope to see you there!
Laura Ross is the treasurer for APAC. Her experience doing social work for patients through the Lutheran Volunteer Corp led her to desire to provide effective and efficient health care. She has been a cardiology physician assistant since 2004, when she graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago IL. She works at the Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center near Minneapolis MN.
The variety offered by rounding in a suburban hospital and clinic, as well as outreach to a more rural site has provided opportunities to do a little bit of everything in cardiology from managing CHF, arrhythmias, prevention, structural heart disease and CAD. It has been an honor to represent PAs on the ACC interventional Council, committees, and Think Tank/Round table discussions. Opportunities to present at conferences regarding the importance of cardiovascular risk factor management and contribute to journals have been career highlights.
Amy Simone, PA-C, AACC APAC Immediate Past President
Amy Simone is the Immediate Past President of APAC having held office July 2017-2019. She is an Atlanta, GA native who received her Physician Assistant training in Boston, MA at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is entering her fifteenth year of practice as a PA, the last nine of which have been in the Structural Heart arena. She was the Structural Heart and Valve Coordinator at Emory University Midtown Hospital for over 6 years before transitioning to the Piedmont Heart Institute as the Director of the Marcus Heart Valve Center in 2017.
She is an Associate of the American College of Cardiology (AACC) and proudly serves on the ACC Cardiovascular Team Section Leadership Council, the ACC Physician Assistant Committee and was recently named a member of the Georgia ACC Program Committee. In March of 2019 she co-published a textbook entitled Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program Development – A Guide For the Heart Team and is proud of the international collaboration with non-physician leaders in the Structural Heart field. She is a delighted mom to daughter Ivy and lives in downtown Atlanta with her husband Michael and their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Gretchen Starr.