Medical Practice and Quality Committee


1) Provide recommendations to the Board of Regents regarding national, state or local public policies for improving access, payment, benefits, coding, documentation, and medical review; and 2) address issues related to the implementation of these policies in practice. Develop programs to support the quality, safety, value and affordability of patient care. Provide advice to staff on the policy direction of ACP’s interactions with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other relevant entities on these issues and advise the BOR of these perspectives.

Composition (15)

Chair, who is a Regent; Vice Chair, who is a Governor; Chair of Coding and Payment Subcommittee; ten members to include at least one Regent, at least one Governor, one Resident/Fellow member and one Early Career Physician member.

The President and Chair of the Board of Regents are ex officio, voting members.


Chair, Vice Chair, and members serve one-year terms renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless extended by the Chair, Board of Regents. The early career physician and resident/fellow member positions are appointed according to the BOR-approved policy for council appointments.

2023-24 Members

Jason M. Goldman, MD, FACP, Chair (Regent)
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Coral Springs, FL
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Other

Anne Furey Schultz, MD, FACP, Vice Chair (Governor)
Medical Director Primary Care
LAVIN 21 Primary Care
Hinsdale, IL
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Leslie F. Algase, MD, FACP (Regent)
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Honeoye Falls, NY
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Felicia Austin-Jordan, MD, MBA, MACP
Managing Physician
Kelsey Seybold Katy Clinic
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Richmond, Texas 77407

Sarah G. Candler, MD, MPH, FACP
Care Team Medical Director
Iora Primary Care
Houston, TX
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Robert B. Hauger, MD, FACP
Practicing Physician/Volunteer Faculty
Warren Clinic Internal Medicine
Tulsa, OK
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Stuart I. Henochowicz, MD, MBA, FACP (Governor)
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
Georgetown University Medical School
Washington, DC
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Allergy, and Immunology

Scott Manaker, MD, PhD, MACP
Professor of Medicine
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties: PUD, Critical Care

Kristin Mitchell, MD, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Central Peninsula Internal Medicine
Soldotna, AK
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine

Earl Stewart, Jr., MD, FACP
Internal Medicine Physician
WellStar Medical Group at Vining's Jubilee
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Specialties: Internal Medicine

Clyde Watkins, Jr., MD, FACP (Governor)
Senior Medical Director - Georgia Market
Village Medical
Atlanta, GA
Specialties: Internal Medicine

Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, MACP SFHM (Chair, Board of Regents)
(Ex-officio member)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Omar T. Atiq, MD, MACP (President)
(Ex-officio member)
Professor of Medicine and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Specialty: Oncology/Hematology

Neha Chiruvolu Singh, MD (CRFM)
Rheumatology Fellow
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Ali M. Khan, MD, MPP, FACP (CECP)
Executive Medical Director/Senior Vice President, Oak Street Health
Chicago, IL
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Staff Liaison: Brian Outland

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