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Greater Utica American Heart Association/American Stroke Association names new advisory board members

Ann Cahill is a surgeon with MVHS Medical Group specializing in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

Dr. Cahill earned her medical degree at Marquette University and completed her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Cahill joined MVHS in 2015.

John Kelley currently serves as an attending surgeon and division chief of cardiac surgery at Bassett Medical Center.

Dr. Kelley earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont and completed residencies at Albany Medical Center Hospital and Waterbury Hospital Health Center.

“Our organization relies on the volunteer leadership in the Greater Utica area to advance our mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” Jennifer Balog, executive director of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, said in a news release. “We are honored to welcome these two leaders to our advisory board and are looking forward to their guidance.”

The association also announced that three current advisory board members are taking on new roles with the board.

  • Board Chair: Marolyn Wilson – Holland Farms Bakery and Deli  
  • President-Elect: Jonathan Henderson, MD – Utica Pediatrics             
  • Immediate Past Chair: Steve Gassner – Mohawk Valley Water Authority

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