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2013 Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Vision Statements

West Virginia 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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John Thomas Dorsey III, MD, FACP

PLACE OF BIRTH: Keyser WV

EDUCATION: BA Biology, West Virginia University, MD, West Virginia University

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internal Medicine, Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth VA, Gastroenterology, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda MD

CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine 1985, Gastroenterology 1988, Geriatrics 1990-2000

MILITARY: United States Navy 1981-1990

PRESENT POSITION: Solo Private Practice, Wheeling WV

ACP ACTIVITIES: Fellowship 1990, Governorís Council 1993-present, Chair State ACP meeting x2, various roles at chapter meetings(presenter, judge)

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: As above

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Volunteer physician, Wheeling Health Right (free clinic), President, Medical Dental Staff, East Ohio Regional Hospital 1998, Director, GI lab , Wheeling Hospital, Faculty, Wheeling Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Faculty, Ohio Valley Medical Center Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residencies

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: Gastroenterology, Medical Education

Vision Statement

My goals for the West Virginia chapter of the ACP:

  1. Advocate for the patients and physicians of West Virginia
  2. Grow the membership by reaching out to all members of the state community including primary care and subspecialists, community and academic physicians, medical students and resident physicians.
  3. Continue to provide excellent educational activities of the chapter.
  4. Encourage mentorship of medical students and resident physicians by the chapter.

Cathy M. Funk, MD, FACP

PLACE OF BIRTH: Frederick, Maryland

EDUCATION: West Virginia University

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: West Virginia University

CERTIFICATION: American Board of Internal Medicine

PRESENT POSITION: Manager and owner of an outpatient and hospital internal medicine practice, Internal Medicine of West Virginia, PLLC

ACP ACTIVITIES: September 2010 Fellowship, Attend National Meetings, Attend Leadership Day

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: State Conference Chair, Abstract Competition Chair, Student ACP mentor

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Section Chair and founder for Medical M&M at Berkeley Medical Center,

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Member of the West Virginia Board of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, West Virginia University-Eastern Division Martinsburg, WV, attending and preceptor

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: Community Chronic Disease Management

Vision Statement

It is my mission as Governor of the American College of Physicians, to accentuate the Community in Healthcare. We need to evolve to meet the needs of an ever more heterogeneous aging population who in most cases, have fewer resources. As physicians, we need to lead the movement in healthcare, emphasizing qualified training to ALL that provide healthcare, while recognizing reimbursement for the time spent facilitating our community in their understanding of their health and integrated resources. Healthcare has become more episodic due to cost barriers. I believe we have the tools to help our community with the programs sponsored by the American College of Physicians that will improve the Health of the great state of West Virginia.