Fremont, Calif., May 29, 2013- Washington Hospital is pleased to announce the election of Ash Jain,
MD, a well-known cardiologist, to the Board of Directors for the American
Heart Association Western States Affiliate. The affiliate serves the states
of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon,
Utah and Washington.
For a term of three years, Dr. Jain will help steer the regional activities
of the nonprofit organization in combating heart disease and stroke. Membership
on the Board also includes a commitment to support the American Heart
Association through the annual Give and Get Leadership Campaign.
“I’m honored to be involved with the nation’s oldest
and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease
and stroke,” said Dr. Ash Jain cardiologist, Medical Director of
the Stroke Program, Medical Director of Invasive Vascular Imaging, Medical
Co-Director of Cardiac Care Service, and Medical CoDirector of Vascular
Services Program. “The American Heart Association’s innovative
research has paved the way for new technologies and procedures that dramatically
improve cardiovascular health, and I look forward helping them continue
to make great strides so Americans can live longer, healthier lives.”
Dr. Jain has been practicing at Washington Hospital since 1992. Prior to
that, he completed his residency at D.C. General Hospital in Washington
D.C., as well as fellowships at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Ill.,
and Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, La. Dr. Jain received his medical
degree from Delhi University, LNJP Hospital in New Delhi, India.
The American Heart Association commits more than $500 million to research
each year to fight the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of Americans, cardiovascular
disease and stroke. The newly elected Western States Affiliate Board will
convene June 13, 2013 for the first time this fiscal year in Los Angeles, CA.
About Dr. Jain:
Dr. Ash Jain has been in practice in the Bay Area for over 20 years. His
practice encompasses all areas of cardiovascular medicine, including general
medicine, clinical and interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular
disease. Dr. Jain is very active in the clinical investigation and use
of new devices and technologies. He has introduced many innovative interventional
techniques to Washington Hospital as well as other hospitals.
Dr. Jain’s area of special interest involves introducing the latest
management techniques for patients at risk for heart and vascular diseases.
He has developed an extensive clinical research program and is involved
in multiple new device research technologies. He has served as site principle
investigation on over 24 multicenter clinical research trials and has
written and presented many abstracts and publications in the field. Additionally,
Dr. Jain remains committed to developing community educational programs,
and recently completed a lecture series on prevention of cardiovascular
diseases. Dr. Jain is committed to making a strong presence and difference
in the medical care of the community in which he serves.
About Washington Township Health Care District: Washington Township Health Care District is governed by an elected board
of directors. Unlike a municipal or county hospital, Washington Hospital’s
operating expenses, research, community programs, and employee salaries
are funded by revenues generated through providing patient and other health
care services. Washington Hospital Healthcare System includes a 389-bed
acute-care hospital; the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute; The
Gamma Knife® Center; Washington Radiation Oncology Center; Washington
Outpatient Surgery Center; Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center;
Washington Interventional Center; Institute for Joint Restoration and
Research; the Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; and
Washington West, a complex which houses Washington Women’s Center,
Outpatient Imaging Center, Sandy Amos R.N. Infusion Center, Washington
Urgent Care and additional outpatient hospital services and administrative