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2013 Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Vision Statements

Minnesota Chapter

The ballots for the current Governors-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an electdate of 8/1/2011 or earlier) can vote via telephone 1 877 471 9647 (US only), online (www.directvote.net/ACP/) or mail-in ballot. You will need your mailed ballot with your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to make a vote. Below are the bios and vision statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting began on August 26, 2013 and ends on October 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

For replacement ballots and election customer service, e-mail support@directvote.net or call toll-free 1 866 909 3549, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central. For general election information, you may email Evelyn James, Governor Election Coordinator, or call her at 215 351 2699.


John B. Bundrick, MD, FACP
Dr. Bundrick

PLACE OF BIRTH: Shreveport, LA

EDUCATION: Louisiana Tech University (1982). LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport (1986)

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (IM 1989); CERTIFICATION: ABIM 1989

PRESENT POSITION: Consultant in General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester. Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

ACP ACTIVITIES: Fellowship 1997, Scientific Program Chair for MN Chapter ACP since 2007 (co-Chair since 2011), MN ACP Chapter council since 2004, National subcommittee on CME, member (2007-08), National workgroup on improving annual meeting (task force 2008), Scientific Program Planning Committee for 2011 annual meeting San Diego, Founder of Mayo Medical School IM interest group for MN Chapter ACP, Speaker at National ACP annual session eight times (three as closing summary, five as Clinical Pearls), 2009 Laureate for MN ACP

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Rochester Science Fair Research Paper Judge (annual). Volunteer helper for Southeast Minnesota Youth Orchestra, Active member and volunteer Autumn Ridge Church

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Firm Chief for Resident Continuity Clinic in General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic. The 2011 recipient of Teaching Excellence Award, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame, Mayo Clinic. Former Director of Fellowship in Advanced General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Co-Director, Practice of Internal Medicine meeting (Outstanding Mayo CME course of 2012), Competency Committee for Mayo Clinic IM residency, member

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Perioperative Medicine, Medical Decision Making, Medical Education (especially with regard to ambulatory medicine and teaching of physical exam skills)

Vision Statement

Since I first attended the ACP annual meeting as a resident over twenty years ago, I have been an ardent supporter of the College. I value the ACP’s commitment to education and advocacy for us and our patients. Through the encouragement of MN Chapter leaders, I have been given an opportunity to pursue numerous activities within the College, locally and nationally. This has provided me immense professional satisfaction, and I would like to extend those same opportunities to you and other internists throughout Minnesota. We have an incredible pool of talent in this state, and we can be proud of our record of providing high quality, patient-centered care and medical education. As we continue to build upon this strong foundation, our Chapter will provide the tools and support needed to maintain this level of excellence (e.g., by helping our members meet Maintenance of Certification requirements in the least burdensome way).


Mark Liebow, MD, MPH, FACP
Dr. Liebow

PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, IL

EDUCATION: B.S. Lyman Briggs College of Michigan State University 1974, M.D University of Illinois College of Medicine 1978, M.P.H. Harvard School of Public Health 1986

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics 1978-1981

CERTIFICATION: American Board of Internal Medicine 1981; PRESENT POSITION: Consultant in Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

ACP ACTIVITIES: Fellowship 1993, Medical Services Committee 1999-2002 and Health and Public Policy Committee 2006-2010

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Chair, Minnesota Chapter Health and Public Policy Committee 1995-2003, 2008-Attended Leadership Day as chapter representative for many years, Judge at poster competition at chapter meeting almost every year of the competition

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Co-Director, Advanced General Medicine Fellowship Program 1995-1999, Medical Director, Order Set and Protocol Approval Group 2002-Medical Director, Disease Management Review Group 2004

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Director, Transitional Year Residency Program, and Director of Medical Education, St. Francis Hospital of Evanston, Evanston, IL 1989-1993, Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, St. Francis Hospital of Evanston, Evanston, IL 1986-1993, Physician, NorthCare Medical Group, S.C., Evanston, IL 1981-1985

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: general internal medicine, health policy, medical decision making, medical consultation

Vision Statement

The Minnesota Chapter has had a series of excellent Governors who have put the chapter in a good position. I would not need to change much. The chapter should continue to keep its members up to date with changes in internal medicine practice and education. We should be a major provider of Maintenance of Certification opportunities. We need to continue our recruiting not just in the Twin Cities and Rochester, but throughout the state, especially getting internists relatively new in practice to join. We should try to increase our visibility in policy advocacy in Minnesota, where we lag behind comparable groups. We should be a trusted source of information in a time where there are likely to be major changes in practice

Contact Information

Heather E Gantzer, MD FACP, Governor, Minnesota Chapter

Chapter Staff:
Katherine Cairns, Executive Director
1043 Grand Ave. #215
St. Paul, MN 55105
651-492-1994
Fax: 651-699-7798
Minnesota.ACP@gmail.com