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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Novant Health is adding a new physician service line leader, Dr. Vincent
J. Pompili, MD, as it continues to expand its heart and vascular capabilities.
Pompili will lead heart and vascular services — including cardiac, thoracic and
vascular surgery — across the Novant Health system’s four-state area.
Pompili joined Novant Health this week and will serve as senior
vice president of the Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute, after an
already distinguished career in leadership roles that includes some of the
country’s most prestigious academic medical centers. In addition to his
administrative role with Novant Health, Pompili will also perform clinical duties
in interventional cardiology and structural heart disease at Novant Health
Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte and Novant Health Forsyth Medical
Center in Winston-Salem.
“We are extremely excited to have Dr. Pompili join the team
at Novant Health,” said Regina Hartung, vice president of heart and vascular
services for Novant Health. “I’m particularly excited to have someone with his
tremendous wealth of experience working alongside our senior clinical leaders
at the Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute. With heart disease being a
persistent problem across the country, it is essential our patients have access
to the highest quality of heart and vascular care available. Dr. Pompili will
help us to grow our programs both in North Carolina and across the Novant
Most recently, Pompili served in a similar leadership role at
the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also
served as professor of internal medicine and chief of cardiovascular medicine.
Before that, he held clinical leadership positions with dual academic
appointments at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio;
University Hospitals Case Medical Center at Case Western Reserve University in
Cleveland; and Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Pompili completed medical school at Case Western Reserve
University and did postgraduate training at Johns Hopkins University (internal
medicine), University of Michigan (cardiology and molecular and cellular
biology) and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (interventional cardiology). He
also served as a senior associate consultant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,
Minnesota, following his interventional cardiology fellowship.
"The work of the Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute is truly anchored in excellent histories of cardiovascular care in its communities," Pompili said. "As a leader, I am looking forward to being able to both continue practicing and caring for patients, as well as taking the already strong Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute to the next level, becoming a strong, competitive force in heart and vascular, not just in North Carolina, but beyond."
Heart disease accounts for 1 of every 7 deaths in the United
States, according to the American Heart Association. That’s why Novant Health
is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular
conditions and has invested heavily in the growth of both its structural heart
disease treatment and minimally invasive procedure offerings.