Waites Elected to Board of Trustees

Thad F. Waites, MD, FACC, a board-certified cardiologist with Hattiesburg Clinic Cardiology, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

The ACC is a professional organization that works to improve cardiovascular health through education, research, quality care and health policy. As a member of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Waites is one of 31 elected members who govern the college and are responsible for managing all business to help carry out the organization’s mission.

Waites was elected to the board in 2014 to serve a five-year term. In his previous term on the board, Waites served ex-officio as secretary of the college and chairman of the board of governors.

Waites practices interventional cardiology with an emphasis on catheter-based treatment of heart diseases. He is currently director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Forrest General Hospital.