Biographical Sketch and Vision Statement for New Governor-elect
Congratulations to the Oregon Chapter Governor-Elect, Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP. He will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2013. As Governor, Dr. Cooney will serve as the official representative of the College for the Oregon Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Cooney will be working closely with Dr. Humphrey, the current Governor, and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Cooney, below is his bio and vision statement for the chapter.
Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP
DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH: March 24, 1949; Bridgeport, CT; EDUCATION: College of William and Mary1967-1971, B.S. (Biology), Williamsburg, Virginia, Georgetown University 1971-1975, M.D., School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.; POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internal Medicine Resident 1975-1978, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California, Chief Medical Resident, 1978-1979, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California; CERTIFICATION: ABIM 1978; PRESENT POSITION: Vice Chair for Education and Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Staff Physician, Portland VA Medical Center; ACP ACTIVITIES: Fellow, American College of Physicians; 1983, Master, American College of Physicians, 2010, Member. MKSAP 12 Ambulatory Medicine Committee 1999-2001; CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Director, Associates Competition, 1986; 1987; Oregon Chapter ACP Scientific Meeting, Director, Scientific Meeting, 1987, Oregon Chapter ACP , Vice-President, Oregon Chapter ACP 1989-1990, President, Oregon Chapter ACP 1990-1991; HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), 1984-Present, Chair, Public Policy Committee 1990-96, Member, APDIM Council 1993-99, President 1997-98, Federated Council of Internal Medicine 1997-99 (Chair, 1998-99), National Study of Graduate Education in Internal Medicine 1997-2001 (Chair, 1997-99), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education: Residency Review Committee-Internal Medicine 2002-2010 (Vice Chair 2006-9); AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Public policy, particularly as it relates to medical education, primary care and physician workforce, Medical education: undergraduate and graduate
I am deeply honored by my nomination for Governor of the Oregon ACP Chapter. The ACP has been a very important part of my professional life and I would be grateful to have the opportunity to contribute back in this leadership role. The Chapter is in a very strong position due to the excellent management and leadership we have enjoyed and I would like to build on our strengths. It is critical that we continue to engage our young colleagues (student and residents) in the ACP while offering continued support and opportunities for engagement to our existing members though our annual chapter meeting, our communications, and our working committees. Passage of the Oregon House Bill 3650 makes it particularly important that our Chapter is a vocal advocate with the Legislature and the Oregon Health Authority.