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Biographical Sketch and Vision Statement for New Governor

Congratulations to the Colorado Chapter Governor, Christina M. Reimer, MD, FACP. She started her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2013. As Governor, Dr. Reimer will serve as the official representative of the College for the Colorado Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Reimer, below are her bio and vision statement for the chapter.

Christina M. Reimer, MD, FACP

Biosketch

DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH: 5/25/1971, Huron, SD;
EDUCATION: BA, Augustana College, MD, University of South Dakota;
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internship, Residency, and Chief Residency, University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita, Fellowship in Primary Care Faculty Development – Michigan State University;
CERTIFICATION: ABIM;
PRESENT POSITION: primary care physician, Poudre Valley Internists/Poudre Valley Medical Group, Fort Collins, CO;
ACP ACTIVITIES: LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) Certificate – 2009, FACP 2007 Peer Reviewer, Annals of Internal Medicine (current), ACP Membership Management Advisory Committee (current) ACP Business Development and Marketing Committee (current), Abstract reviewer and judge for ACP Associate Competition (current), Moderator for panels on Life After Residency and Part-time Medicine (IM 2010, IM 2011) Facilitator for Leadership Precourse (IM 2011), ACP Council of Young Physicians Midwest Representative (2007-2010) ACP Membership Committee (2007-2010), Leadership Day Participant (2008, 2009, 2010), Presented and mentored resident/student abstracts (1998-2008);
CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Colorado Governor’s Council member (current), Colorado Council of Young Physicians chairperson (current), Iowa Governor’s Council member (2005-2008), Iowa Council of Young Physicians chairperson (2006-2008), Iowa Internal Medicine Interest Group advisor (2005-2008), Kansas Governor’s Council member (2004-2005), Kansas Chapter Scientific Meeting chairperson (2001, 2003, 2005);
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Larimer County Medical Society Board of Directors (current), Delegate to the Colorado Medical Society (current), Northern Colorado Health Information Exchange Convener (current), AllScripts EHR Physician Committee, Poudre Valley Health Systems (current), AllScripts EHR Primary Care Subcommittee, Poudre Valley Health Systems (current), Care Compact Work Group, Poudre Valley Health Systems (current), Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Internal Medicine Teaching Attending (current), Admissions Committee, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2006-2008), Community Acquired Pneumonia Workgroup, U of Iowa (2006-2008), Taskforce to Improve Efficiency (on medical ward) Chairperson, U of Iowa (2005-2008), Transitioning Care Benchmarking Project, Physician Liaison, U of Iowa (2006-2007), Physician Advisory Group, Via Christi Health System, Wichita, KS (2004-2005), Utilization Review Committee, Via Christi Health System, Wichita, KS (2004-2005);
OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Advanced Physician Leadership Program (accepted for 2011-2012), Assistant Professor, promoted to Associate Professor, University of Iowa (2005-2008), Associate Program Director, University of Iowa (2005-2008), Assistant Professor, University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita, (2000-2005), Associate Program Director, University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita (2003-2005);
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Although I am not primarily practicing in academic medicine at this time, I remain interested in internal medicine education. How internal medicine is presented and taught to trainees impacts the future of our own healthcare and our careers. I am particularly interested in how we make our practices patient-centered and evidence-based, and both enjoyable and sustainable.

Vision Statement

I am honored to be the Governor position. As I have been involved in many roles over the years, I have learned the benefits of actively participating in the ACP. I look forward to continuing to support the College’s efforts:

  • Advocacy – It is crucially important that we internists are included in discussions about how the practice of medicine is being redefined. The ACP supports many of the ideals that I believe will lead to high quality, evidence-based, affordable care.
  • Education – ACP has always been the premiere educational source. High quality publications and meetings (such as Colorado’s truly excellent Chapter meeting) should continue, and the College should continue to develop innovate electronic options.
  • Networking –I feel strongly that we need to continue to support networking and mentoring opportunities especially for young physicians. I have met so many exceptional internists through the ACP. These relationships are invaluable.