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Arizona Chapter Governor: Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP

To learn more about Dr. Lopez, feel free to browse the following bio and her vision statement for the chapter.

Ana Maria Lopez


YEAR/PLACE OF BIRTH: 1960, La Paz, Bolivia
EDUCATION: 1982 AB, Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1988 MD, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 1994 Masters in Public Health, Concentration in Health Administration and Policy, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ (1994)
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Post-doctoral NIH Research Fellow in Cancer Prevention and Etiology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1992-1995 Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1991-1992, Chief Medical Resident, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1991-1992 Fellow, General Internal Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1988-1991 Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
CERTIFICATION: The American Board of Internal Medicine #39296 (1993); PRESENT POSITION: Associate Dean for Outreach and Multicultural Affairs, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pathology, Medical Director, Arizona Telemedicine Program
ACP ACTIVITIES: 1988-1994 Associate Member, 1994-99 Member, 1999-present Fellow, 1990-present ACP, AZ Chapter, Chair, Governor's Nominating Committee, 2003, Member, Annual Program Committee, 2003-present, Chair, Poster and Vignette Sessions, 2003-present, Chair, Annual Arizona Chapter Meeting, 2001, Member, Health and Public Policy Committee, 1990-1997, Member, Governor's Council, 1994-present, Chair, Medical Student Task Force, 1994-present, Co-Chair, Annual Arizona Chapter Meeting
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: 1. Intramural 2006-present Mentor, Flinn Scholar Program, Mentor, Co-Director of Special Populations Shared Services, Arizona Cancer Center, 2004-present Mentor, Curriculum on Ignorance (NIH), College of Medicine, Mentor, disadvantaged student in health care career, 1997-present Coordinator, 4th year Women's Health elective, 1996-present Member, Rural Health Advisory Committee. 2, Extramural State-2003-present Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition, Member, Diagnosis and Treatment Committee, 2001-present Member, Governor's Commission on the Health Status of Women and Families, 2002 Chair, Research and Policy Subcommittee National-1995-present Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria VA, 2007-present, Member, Advisory Group on Health Disparities, 1983-presentMember, American Medical Women's Association, Faculty Advisor to Student Chapter, American Medical Women's Association, Tucson AZ, 2005-present Member, Steering Committee, AZ AMWA, Member, Reproductive Health Initiative (RHI), 1999-2002 Member, Student Advisory Committee, Student Representative, Professional Development Committee, Latino Health: 2004-present Member, National Steering Committee, Redes En Acción: The National Hispanic/Latino Cancer Network., 2000-present Member, Regional Advisory Committee, Redes En Accion, San Diego CA
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Women's Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer prevention, Telemedicine, Cross-cultural communication; Arizona Medical Association (ARMA): expert list in breast cancer, women's health

Vision Statement

Critical to our fruitful survival is defining the essential role of the internist. By taking the pulse of the internists within our state, we will identify common ground. Creative and collaborative solutions to address challenges in membership, advocacy, education and financial viability will emerge. At the end of my term as Governor, I will have accomplished: increased visibility and recognition of AZ ACP as the voice of the internist in Arizona because AZ ACP will be recognized as the professional organization that hears and communicates the needs of the internist by fostering professionalism, quality, and cost effective health care delivery. There is much that has been accomplished and there is much to be accomplished. Any future work must consider and build on the solid efforts that have led us to this point, but in order to move forward, we must work together to identify our priorities and set our course.