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Natchez native joins cardiology board for Miss.

Published 12:04am Sunday, May 5, 2013

TUPELO — William B. “Bo” Calhoun, MD, FACC, a cardiologist with Cardiology Associates of North Mississippi in Tupelo, has joined the Board of Governors of the American College of Cardiology as the governor of the Mississippi Chapter.

Calhoun’s term will run until 2013-2016, and he will concurrently serve as the president of the ACC’s MS Chapter.

He is the son of Bill and Ruth Ellen Calhoun of Natchez.

In his position, Calhoun will serve as the liaison to the ACC for health policy and grassroots related initiatives, as well as implementation of quality improvement activities.

Calhoun was born and raised in Natchez. He finished medical school at LSU and is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is married to the former Jennifer Sayman and they have three children.

“I am honored to be joining the ACC’s Board of Governors,” Calhoun said. “This is an important opportunity to help shape the future of cardiovascular care both locally and nationally. In particular, I hope to be able to address the issues of cardiovascular disease and obesity that are of particular relevance to practicing cardiovascular professionals in Mississippi.”