About Us

AACIO provides a central forum for physicians and scientists of Indian origin, living in the United States, who have interest in Cardiovascular Medicine. We are committed to promote and maintain high standard of academic excellence and clinical practice of cardiology through educational, social, and scientific activities. We maintain close liaison with local, national, and international cardiovascular societies and organizations. We also address the special cardiovascular health problems of the Indian community in the US.

AACIO - Past, Present and Future
The American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin (aacio.org) was formed in 1986 and after crossing puberty, the organization has reached the excited stage of youth after nineteen years. In this article, I want to review the past, present, and future of this organization. More...

The Young Investigator’s Award
Recognizing and honoring cardiologists—those working in basic cardiovascular research, in clinical cardiology, as well as cardiac surgeons of Indian origin for their academic achievements and social and community services. Individuals are awarded especially for creating role models for our younger colleagues starting their career in cardiology. Young Investigators Award was started in 1995 and carries with it a plaque and a cash honorarium of $1000. More...

Semi-annual Dinner Meetings
AACIO conducts semi-annual dinner meetings at convenient locations across the country. They are usually coordinated with American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology meetings to make it convenient for you to visit. Typically our dinner meetings consists of nationally renowned speakers addressing important issues in cardiovascular medicine and of course lavish gourmet Indian cuisine. Our recent dinner meetings have been a phenomenal success with over 200 cardiologists attending the ACC meet in Atlanta and over 300 in ACC meet in New Orleans where our guest of honor U.S. congressman Bobby Jindal was thrilled to see the enthusiasm and participation of the Indian cardiologists.

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Membership Drive
Join today and become a part of the largest body representing Indian Cardiologists. Pledge your support by becoming a member. Fellows and residents are invited to join for free. Visit our online membership area.