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2013 Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Vision Statements

Nevada 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.


Mitchell D. Forman, DO, FACP
Dr. Forman

PLACE OF BIRTH: Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION: New York City School System including High School; Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1969; Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, D.O., 1973

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Rotating Internship and PGY-1 Internal Medicine, Green Cross General Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls Ohio, 1973-1975; PGY 3-5, Internal Medicine, Brooklyn V.A. Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1975-1977; Rheumatology Fellowship, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1977-1979. CERTIFICATION: American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, August 1995; American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine – Subspecialty of Rheumatology, August 1996 & Re-certification, August 2006.

PRESENT POSITION: Founding Dean, Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2004.

ACP ACTIVITIES: Member ACP, 1982; FACP 2005; National ACP Postgraduate/Chapter Education Committee, 2013.

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Nevada Chapter Treasurer; Chair of the Finance Committee; Assistant Vice - Chair of the Governor’s Advisory Council; frequent speaker at the Annual NV Chapter ACP Scientific Meetings. HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: No current hospital affiliations; Member of the Board of Trustees of the Clark County Medical Society, 2004 – present; Clark County Medical Society Continuing Medical Education Committee, Sept. 2006 - present; Secretary, Clark County Medical Society, July 2009 – June 2010; President of the Clark County Medical Society, July 2010 – June 2011; Health Insight Board of Trustees, Aug. 2010 – present; Secretary, Nevada State Medical Association, April 2012 – April 2012; President Elect - Nevada State Medical Association, April 2013.

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Advisory Board Member, Ad Hoc Health Sciences Center Committee, Nevada System of Higher Education, Board of Regents, March 2006 – Dec. 2007; Governor – Elect Gibbons Healthcare Transition Team & the Healthcare Professional Workforce Working Group, Dec. 2006 – Dec. 2007; Nevada State Senator Horsford’s, Healthcare Professional Workforce Committee, 2009; American Osteopathic Association/Committee on Osteopathic College Accrediation – Evaluator, Feb. 2009 – present; American College of Osteopathic Internists, Board of Directors, Oct. 2009 – present; American College of Osteopathic Internists Ethics Committee past Chair (2007 – 2008) and member, 2005 – present; member, Board of Deans of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, 2004 – present; American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) Honorary Fellow, Feb. 2011. Medical Director, Touro University Nevada Health Care Center, 2008 – present.

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: (1) Practicing Rheumatologist at Touro University Nevada, 2008 – present; (2) Medical Education, both undergraduate & Graduate Medical Education; (3) Ethics and Professionalism in Healthcare – have created in collaboration with UNLV Theater Arts Program a series of education videos regarding ethics, professionalism and legal aspects of healthcare that has been used in healthcare education programs, and at local, national and international meetings.

Vision Statement

As Governor of the Nevada Chapter of the ACP, my Vision will be to carry the torch lit by my predecessors. I will endeavor to bring Internal Medicine in Nevada to the next level by strengthening the relationship between the ACP and its membership including medical students, residents, fellows, practicing internists and academic physicians. Facilitating their membership and active participation is critically important to the growth, effectiveness and in assuring the future of the Nevada Chapter. Making the Nevada ACP Chapter more relevant to its members will empower them. There is strength in numbers, particularly at a time when the future of healthcare and the practice of medicine is rapidly changing. I will be a strong advocate for the growth of Internal Medicine, not just its survival, by keeping ACP members informed of the relevant political, economic developments and health laws that affect healthcare and their practices, by soliciting their opinions, and in communicating more effectively with the ACP National leadership.


Evan M. Klass, MD, FACP
Dr. Klass

BORN: New York, NY; MD: New York Medical College, 1976

INTERNSHIP/RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine, 1976-1979. Long Island Jewish Medical Center

CHIEF RESIDENT: Internal Medicine, 1979-1980. Long Island Jewish Medical Center, FELLOWSHIP: Endocrinology/Metabolism, 1980-1982. George Washington University Medical Center, Washington Hospital Center, V.A. Medical Center- Washington, D.C., National Children’s Medical Center

CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine, 1979. Endocrinology/Metabolism, 1983

PRESENT POSITIONS: Associate Dean, Office of Statewide Initiatives; Program Director, Project ECHO-Nevada; Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine; ACP.

FELLOWSHIP: 1990

CHAPTER ACTIVITY: 2012- Annual Meeting Poster Competition Judge; 2014- Annual Meeting Planning Group

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Attending Physician, Renown Regional Medical Center; Community Advisory Board, Renown Regional Medical Center; Medical Advisor/Faculty, St. Mary’s Medical Center Community Diabetes Education Program, 2008-present; Renown Regional Medical Center Institutional Review Board, 2010-2013

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Interim Chairman, Internal Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine-Reno, 2010-2012; Board Member, Nevada Chapter, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS/EXPERTISE: Management of thyroid cancer; Thyroid imaging; Management of pituitary tumors

Vision Statement

I am honored to be nominated for the Governorship of the American College of Physicians Nevada Chapter. Being an ACP member and Fellow for 35 years I consider ACP to be my professional home. My current role as Associate Dean for Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada School of Medicine has provided me with an extraordinary opportunity to observe and impact the education and training of the next generation of Internists. I have also recognized the staggering disparities in health care availability in rural Nevada and within our largest population centers.

The 21st Century Internist will be significantly different from the 20th Century Internist. As a community physician for the first 25 years of my career, I have a wonderful perspective from which to contribute to this evolution. My professional experience and commitment to working to build the Nevada healthcare workforce motivates my seeking the Governorship of our Chapter.