southark-voelkerSouth Arkansas Community College will hold Fall Commencement at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the El Dorado Conference Center.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Donald Voelker, an interventional cardiologist at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado.

Voelker, an extensively-published and frequent-invited faculty lecturer at national and international conferences, has been at MCSA since late 2005. He brought a complete cardiovascular heart team with him in the effort to create a state-of-the-art heart surgery program at the hospital.

Board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and cardiac computed tomography, Voelker is an adjunct clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

He is a founding member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and in 2010 was recognized as one of only 77 physicians in the world designated as a Fellow by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

At MCSA Voelker is the director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory and of business development; co-director of cardiac computed tomography services; and medical director of cardiovascular rehabilitation services.

He is a member of the American Heart Association, where he is a member of the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology and of the Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention.