Simon R Dixon, MBChB Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Beaumont Hospitals
Bio: Simon R. Dixon, MBChB, specializes in the treatment of acute and complex chronic coronary artery disease in addition to his position as professor of medicine at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He joined Beaumont to further his interventional cardiology training and has been on the faculty of Beaumont Hospital since 2001. He received his medical training at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and completed fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Greenlane Hospital in Auckland.
Victoria Hollingsworth Vice President of Heart and Vascular and Neuroscience Beaumont Hospital
Bio: Ms. Hollingsworth joined Beaumont, Royal Oak in 1983 as an Exercise Physiologist prior to becoming the Director of Heart and Vascular Services, where she was instrumental in the development of a new Heart Center in 1990. She moved to hospital administration in 2008 and currently has oversight for Heart & Vascular, Neurosciences and Surgical Services. Ms. Hollingsworth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Wayne State University, a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Michigan State University, and an MSA in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University.
Stacy Newman, RN, BSN Director of Heart and Vascular Beaumont Hospital
Bio: Stacy Newman, RN, BSN, joined Beaumont, Royal Oak in 1996 as a critical care nurse before transferring to the cardiology department in 1998 and moving to the Troy hospital in 2001. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oakland University and her MSA in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University. She is a Registered Invasive Cardiology Specialist (RCIS) and received her board certification as a Nurse Executive (NE-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Marc Sakwa, MD Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Bio: Marc Sakwa, MD, specializes in minimally invasive surgery for aortic and mitral valve replacement. His research has been published in major cardiology, vascular, and thoracic surgery journals and he has presented around the world on cardiovascular topics, including aortic and mitral valve replacement. Board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Sakwa is also a professor of cardiovascular surgery at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his medical degree from Columbia University. He completed his internship and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University Medical School, and completed a two-year residency in cardiothoracic surgery at New York University Medical Center.