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2013 Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Vision Statements

Ohio 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!

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Linda P. Ha, DO, FACP
Dr. Ha

PLACE OF BIRTH: Saigon, Vietnam

EDUCATION: B.S (í90) Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. D.O. (í94) Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio.

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internship- (1994-1995); Internal Medicine Residency (1995-1998), Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio.

CERTIFICATION: ABIM (í98) with recertification 2008. PRESENT POSITION: Associate Director Internal Medicine Center, Summa Health System. Akron, Ohio (since 2002).

ACP ACTIVITIES: (include date of Fellowship): Chair, Ohio ACP Scientific Committee (2008-2013). Co-Chair, Residents Abstract Selection Committee (2009-2013). Governorís Advisory Council (2007-2013). FACP (appointed 2008).

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Chair, Ohio ACP Scientific Committee (2008-2013); Co-Chair, Residents Abstract Selection Committee (2009-2013). Governorís Advisory Council (2008-2013).

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Quality Improvement Committee Member Summa Health Network/Ambulatory Care Model.

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Vice-Chair, Section of General Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Faculty Advisor, Internal Medicine Interest Group (NEOMED). Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Clinical Associate Professor Internal Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM).

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: My area of expertise is General Internal Medicine with experience in private practice, medical education, and residency training. Womenís Health and anticoagulation are my area of special interest of practice and research.

Vision Statement

Strengthening Internal Medicine through unity, collaboration and advocacy are my vision and goals for the Chapter.

As Chair of the Ohio ACP Scientific Committee for the last 6 years, I appreciate the rich diversity of our membership and the academic excellence of our residency programs, medical schools, and faculty through their participation at our annual meeting. These attributes are the strength and foundation of our Chapter and therefore, I am deeply committed to ensuring these qualities continue to unify us as we work together to promote and advocate for our profession. As a General Internist, I am excited for the opportunity to have Internal Medicine be the leader in healthcare. We need to take this opportunity to empower our members and broaden collaboration with state medical societies to present a unified voice on behalf of Internal Medicine


Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP
Dr. Tan

PLACE OF BIRTH: Cincinnati, OH

EDUCATION: BS, Cell and Developmental Biology, Minor-Archaelogy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 1995, MD Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH 1999 now Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internal Medicine Residency, Summa Health System, Akron, OH 1999-2002, Fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2002-2004

CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine 2002-2012, Recertified 2012 to 2022, Infectious Diseases 2004-2014, Enrolled in Maintenance of Certification

PRESENT POSITION: Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH (since 2010), Medical Director, Summa Physicians Infectious Disease and Clinical Physician, Infectious Diseases and HIV, Summa Health System, Akron, OH

ACP ACTIVITIES: 1) Elected to Fellowship 4/2007. 2) Membership Management Advisory Committee (National) 5/1/2010-4/30/2014. 3) Presentations to ACP Chapter Leader Network Sessions: Chapter Recruitment Programs, Philadelphia 4/2009; ABC of a Strong Chapter-Membership, New Orleans, 4/2012. 4) Tan MJ. Opportunistic Infections in Patients with AIDS (Book chapter) In Tan J et al, ed. Expert Guide to Infectious Diseases 2ed. ACP. 2008, 5) Tan JS, File TM Jr, Salata RA, Tan MJ (Editors), Expert Guide to Infectious Diseases 2ed. ACP. 2008. 6) IM Annual Session attendance 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: 1) Vice-President, Ohio Chapter, 10/2009-current, 2) Membership Committee Chair, Ohio Chapter, 2008-current, 3) Membership Committee, Akron representative 2007-2008, 4) Governorís Advisory Council, 2008-current, 5) Program and Planning Committee Member, Ohio Chapter, 2009-current, 6) ACP Member 2004-2007, Associate 1999-2004, Student Member 1998-1999 7) LEAD Certificate 2012 (IM 2012 New Orleans) 8) Ohio Chapter Meeting attendance 2009, 2010, 2011

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: 1) Summa Health System: Institutional Review Board Member since 2006 and current Co-Chair IRB, 2) Infection Control Committee, ID Representative since 2006, 3) Medical Executive Committee, Young Physician Representative 2007, At-Large Representative 2008-2013, 4) Interviewer, MD Admission, NEOMED 2005-current

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: 1) Medical Director, Summa Center for Clinical Trials since 2011. 2) Medical Director, Clinical Trials Collaborative, since 2011, 3) Medical Director, Summa Home Infusion. 4) Clinical Governing Board, Summa Physicians, Inc, since 2013, 5) Co-Course Director, Infection and Immunity, Vice-Chair Infectious Disease Section, Department of Internal Medicine, NEOMED, since 2010. 6) M3, M4 ID elective course coordinator, Summa Health System

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: General infectious diseases and Clostridium difficile infection, Infectious disease clinical trials, ACP membership recruitment and retention

Vision Statement

As your Chapterís Vice-President and Membership Chair, I have had the opportunity to work closely with your Governor to strengthen our membership, scientific program, chapter health, and ties with OSMA to better address the concerns of our internists. Our endeavors have resulted in presentations to national leadership recognizing our consistent success. On the National Membership Committee, I have been able to represent our Chapter in the Collegeís membership management efforts including promoting College diversity.

As your Governor, I will augment our Chapterís continued emphasis on education, professionalism, and policy. Changes in healthcare delivery will require our Chapter leadership to advocate for our Internistsí interests. Changing licensure and maintenance requirements affect internists and subspecialists of all generations, and the Collegeís role in education and representation will be more important than ever. The culture of healthcare is changing; our internists need ACP to be their voice, support, and source of knowledge.