Sarah Bush cardiologist earns prestigious honor
Michael LaMonto has been named a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).
Dr. LaMonto is part of the Prairie Heart Institute cardiology team at Sarah Bush Lincoln. He holds six board certifications, including in emergency medicine and aerospace medicine.
“Dr. LaMonto has been a part of our community’s care team for many years and in different capacities, each time providing excellent medical care to people who seek care here," Jerry Esker, president and CEO of Sarah Bush Lincoln, said in a press release. "We couldn’t be more pleased that he has achieved this designation in cardiology care because of the positive impact it will have on the cardiac needs of our community members."
Becoming a fellow is among the top honors possible for ACC members in recognizing professional achievement. Fellows are chosen based on achievements, credentials and community contributions, plus recommendations from peers.
“The FACC designation has a long history of recognizing the top cardiovascular professionals in the world and honoring them for their commitment to advancing the field and ensuring patients get the best possible care,” ACC President Richard Chazal said in a statement.