According to Aspirus Cardiovascular Associates, the abbreviation FACC following a physician’s MD signifies Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. This title is awarded to physicians who are certified by two distinct boards of their peers.
Each physician is required to specialise in cardiology, such as paediatric, adult, or cardiovascular research. Once a doctor has been recommended for the FACC, he or she seeks certification through a primary board of peers. In addition, certification from a secondary board is required, although it must be affiliated with either the Advisory Board for Osteopathic Specialists of the American Osteopathic Association or the American Board of Medical Specialties. After receiving certification from two boards, the doctor can use the additional title FACC.