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2013 Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Vision Statements

Vermont 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.


Jan K. Carney, MD, FACP
Dr. Carney

PLACE OF BIRTH: Camden, NJ

EDUCATION: M.D. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH (1981), A.B. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (1976)

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: 1987 Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1984-1985 Chief Medical Resident, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 1981-1984 Resident in Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT

CERTIFICATIONS: American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine (Public Health and General Preventive Medicine)

PRESENT POSITION: Associate Dean for Public Health, Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

ACP ACTIVITIES: 2010 Vermont Chapter, Annual Meeting, Scientific Session Coordinator, 2010 Mentored presented student project at the annual chapter meeting, 2009 Mentored two presented student projects at the annual chapter meeting, 2008 Vermont Chapter Council, 1991 - Fellow, American College of Physicians

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: See above

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: University of Vermont Distance Education Strategic Planning Committee (2013), American Heart Association, Vermont Chapter, Board of Directors (2012 – present), Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Nursing, Co-Chair (2011-2012), Article Consultant, Interpretation of the Medical Literature Project, National Board of Medical Examiners (2011- Present), Fletcher Allen Partners, Board of Trustees (2011); Fletcher Allen Health Care, Board of Trustees (2003-2011); Vice-Chair (2006-2011) , University of Vermont Benefits Advisory Council, Chair (2007 – present); Special Report for UVM President and Provost on Post-Retirement Medical Benefits (2010)

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: 2011-2013 Self-Study Coordinator (lead faculty) for April 2013 University of Vermont College of Medicine reaccreditation site visit from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), 2011- Present: Faculty Director and Program Coordinator, University of Vermont Graduate Program in Public Health (Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health), 2011- Present: Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences, University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Burlington, VT, 2010 – Present: Faculty, Graduate College, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2003-2011 Research Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine , 1989-2003 Commissioner of Health, State of Vermont, Department of Health, for Administrations of Governors Madeleine Kunin, Richard Snelling, Howard Dean, MD, 1999- Present: Associate Dean for Public Health, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1996- Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1988-1989 Deputy Commissioner of Health, State of Vermont, Department of Health, 1984-2003 Attending in Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: Public/Population Health, Preventive Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Health Policy, Health Reform, Quality Improvement, Medical Education, Distance Education in Public Health and Health Policy.

Vision Statement

I will do my best to ensure our Vermont ACP Chapter continues to grow and thrive, to meet the needs of Vermont internists and their patients. Nationally, the ACP has great credibility, extensive policy research and positions, and a wealth of resources for internists. To effectively represent our Chapter’s needs, I would first ask our membership to weigh in on our priorities: i.e. what can our Chapter do to help you care for your patients? Is it specific areas of policy advocacy, resources for primary or specialty care in rural or academic settings, better access to educational materials about advances in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, quality improvement, or other areas? I will use your ideas and priorities, along with my leadership skills and experience in medicine and public health, to effectively represent our Chapter. For me, leadership is service. I would be honored to serve as your next Chapter Governor.


Harvey S. Reich, MD, FACP
Dr. Reich

PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York USA

EDUCATION: New Jersey Medical School, MD 1981; Berkshire Medical Center, IM 1984; Berkshire Medical Center, Chief Resident IM 1985

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: University of Pittsburgh, Fellowship CCM (Clinical and Research) 1987

CERTIFICATION: IM/CCM FACP FCCP

PRESENT POSITION: Chief, Critical Care Medicine and Respiratory Care, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland VT 1994 to date; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 1998 to date

ACP ACTIVITIES: Fellow ACP 1997; Governors Council VT ACP 1998, Medical student/resident presentation evaluator, VT ACP meetings 2003-2006, 2008-2009; Lecturer VT ACP meeting 2002; IM Representative, Physicians Policy Council, Vermont Medical Society 1999-2002

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: See above

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Chair, Bylaws Committee 2000- 2006, 2012 to date; Critical Care Committee 1994 to date; Past Medical Director, Rutland Free Clinic 1999-2008; One Care VT ACO, Clinical Advisory Board, 2013

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Past President, Vermont Medical Society 1994; Chair, South Committee VT Board of Medical Practice 2008 to date; Governor, VT ACCP 2013 to date; Steering Committee, Palliative and End of Life Care Network, ACCP 2010 to date; Marijuana Review Board, VT Dept. of Health, 2009 to date

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Resuscitation physiology; Critical Care Obstetrics; Disaster response; Palliative acute care; Health Care Policy; Medical ethics.

Vision Statement

These are changing times in healthcare delivery, reimbursements, and professional organizations alike. Throughout Vermont many physicians are now employed or contracted. It is important that we do not succumb to our role as a mere “job” but strive to maintain and advance our “professionalism”. Supporting and participating in the American College of Physicians activities is a mechanism to maintain professionalism in our careers.

As Vermont Governor of the ACP it would be my role to enhance and strengthen Internal Medicine within our state, garner medical student, resident and fellow participation within our Chapter, represent our physicians in the political matrix of our State Legislature, the Green Mountain Care Board, and the One Care ACO. The Governor needs to embrace this role by communicating with and listening to ACP physicians in Vermont, and taking our issues to the ACP leadership. It would be an honor to serve Vermont physicians in this capacity and my door will always be open.

Contact Information

Mark E Pasanen, MD FACP
Governor, Vermont Chapter

Colleen Magne,
Vermont Chapter Staffperson
Phone: 802-223-7898
Fax: 802-223-1201