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Meet Our Governor-elect

Vermont Chapter

Congratulations to the Vermont Island Chapter Governor-Elect, Jan K. Carney, MD, FACP. Our new Governor-elect will do a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2015. As Governor, Dr. Carney will serve as the official representative of the College for the Vermont Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Carney will be working closely with Dr. Pasanen (the current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Carney feel free to read her bio below.


Jan K. Carney, MD, FACP
Dr. Carney

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

Contact Information

Mark E Pasanen, MD FACP
Governor, Vermont Chapter

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