Dr. Ivor Benjamin Named President of the American Heart Association

Apr 30, 2018

Many businesses and organizations hold courses on administering cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, and how to use an automated external defibrillator, or AED, device. The goal of this training is to have as many people as possible ready to assist in the case of a heart emergency.

And that’s music to the ears of Dr. Ivor Benjamin.

Benjamin is the director of the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin. And in July, he will assume the role of president of the American Heart Association.

He talks about his life in medicine and his new job in a conversation with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.