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LEAD Certificates

The Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Program targets internists early in their careers and offers a variety of activities designed to provide participants with the skills, resources, and experiences necessary to become effective leaders in any setting.

Meet the 2012 LEAD Certificate recipients by clicking on the picture above and read more about the recipients in the full list below.

LEAD Certificate Recipients 2012

  • Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, FACP, New Mexico Chapter, became Governor of the Chapter in January 2012 via special election only months after applying for the LEAD certificate. Dr. Barrett is only one of a handful of ACP Governors to achieve this level of leadership so early in her career and within a year of advancing to Fellowship. She has been active in the NM Chapter since 2007 initially as a member of the Governors Advisory Council and subsequently as Chair of the Chapter Meeting planning committee and as a facilitator for an Assertiveness Training session.

  • Linda Ha, DO, FACP, Ohio Chapter, served as Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the ACP Ohio Chapter from 2008-2011. Dr. Ha has also been involved in events at the chapter level targeted at advancing women physicians to FACP status. Dr. Ha has mentored medical students at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine about the importance of general internal medicine and membership in the ACP. A Fellow of the College since 2008, Dr. Ha plans to continue to support the LEAD program by organizing a half-day session dedicated to leadership development programming at the Fall 2012 Ohio Chapter meeting.

  • Matthew Hollon MD, MPH, FACP, Washington Chapter, was recently elected to serve as President of the Spokane Society of Internal Medicine and has been active in the ACP Washington Chapter since 2009. Dr. Hollon served as faculty of the chapter meeting for the past two sessions and serves as a member of the Chapter’s Executive Council. Dr. Hollon facilitated a “Paths to Fellowship” program for Washington State Chapter members in November 2011.

  • Terry Jerome Hundley, Jr. MD, FACP, Alabama Chapter, received his ACP Fellowship in 2009 while serving as the Internal Medicine Interest Group Faculty Advisor for his medical school, just one of many leadership roles T.J. has taken on at the state level. For example, Dr. Hundley has served as the Alabama Chapter’s Chair of Associate Activities and attended Leadership Day with the chapter delegation in 2011. Dr. Hundley has also graciously served as an ACP Abstract Reviewer and Poster Judge for the past several annual meetings.

  • Gena Kay Kluwe, MD, FACP, Tennessee Chapter, has participated at the Chapter level in Tennessee by serving on the Nominating Committee for ACP Governor and by attending Leadership Day in 2011 with the TN Chapter delegation. In addition to her service to the ACP Chapter, Dr. Kluwe has also been involved as Chair of the Henry County Medical Center’s Ethics Committee and its Medical Records/Utilization Review/Discharge Planning Committee since 2010, the same year she became an ACP Fellow.

  • Sabina M. Lee, MD, FACP, North Carolina Chapter, served as both the program director and organizer of an annual leadership meeting for young physicians and hospitalists for the 2011 NC Chapter meeting. Dr. Lee attended Leadership Day in both 2008 and 2009 as a member of the NC Chapter Delegation. In 2009 Dr. Lee also attended the NC Medical Society’s White Coat Wednesday to advocate for internists in the state. Dr. Lee became a Leadership College Scholar through the NC Medical Society in 2009.

  • Michael Tan, MD, FACP, Ohio Chapter, has served as the Vice President of the Ohio Chapter as well as its Membership Committee Chair since 2009. He has also served as a member of the College’s national Membership Committee from 2010-2012. In addition to his service to ACP, Dr. Tan also serves as Medical Director of the Summa Center for Clinical Trials which opened in 2010 and as an At-Large Representative to Summa Health System’s Executive Committee.

LEAD certificate recipients unable to attend the LEAD Reception at Internal Medicine 2012

  • Rebecca A. Andrews, MD, FACP, Connecticut Chapter, assisted with planning the CT Chapter meeting for 2009, 2010, and 2011. During that same time period Dr. Andrews served as Co-Chair of the CT Chapter CYP and as a co-organizer and judge of the Tri-State Young Physician Poster Contest. In 2011, Dr. Andrews was selected to serve on ACP’s national Council of Young Physicians. She has participated in advocacy efforts of the College by attending Leadership Day in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

  • Arlene Fedorchak, MD, FACP, Ohio Chapter, has served as the Chair of the OH Chapter’s Health and Public Policy Committee since 2010 and in October 2011, served as faculty at the chapter meeting. Dr. Fedorchak also attended ACP’s Leadership Day with the OH Chapter delegation in 2009 and 2011. Outside of ACP activities, Dr. Fedorchak has been involved in leadership in her local community by co-chairing the Annual Fundraising Drive for a local school in 2009-10 and 2011-12.

  • Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, California Southern Region I Chapter, served as chair of the CASI chapter meeting planning committee in 2009 in addition to serving as faculty for the chapter meeting in 2008 and 2009. Dr. Kamangar has also served as a judge for clinical vignette sessions and has been a very active ACP Advocate in Internal Medicine since 2010.

  • Roger S. Khetan, MD. FACP, Texas Northern Chapter, has been a member of the Texas Chapter Council since 2007, becoming President of its ACP Services component in 2010. He has also served on ACP’s Abstract Review Board and has been very active in advocacy at both the national and local level, by attending ACP Leadership Day in 2010 and 2011 and attending First Tuesdays on the Texas Legislature in 2009-2010 and 2011-2012.

  • Don S. Lee, MD FACP, Wisconsin Chapter, was responsible for organizing the Hospitalist section of the Wisconsin Chapter meeting program in 2009 and served as the liaison to the chapter from the Society for Hospital Medicine from 2009 to 2011. During this same time frame Dr. Lee volunteered as a mentor at an ACP Networking Reception held at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Lee has also been regular at the College’s Leadership Day activities attending in both 2009 and 2011.

  • Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD, FACP, Pennsylvania Eastern Chapter, advanced to Fellowship in the ACP in 2009 and participated in the College’s Leadership pre-course, “Advanced Leadership Thinking” in April 2010. Dr. Rifai also served as a judge and facilitator of Associates abstracts at the chapter level in 2010. In 2011 Dr. Rifai participated in a state level Legislative Day to lobby on behalf of Pennsylvania physicians. Double-boarded in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Dr. Rifai also became a Certified Physician Executive in 2011.

  • Michele Rossi, MD, FACP, Florida Chapter, has been a member of the Florida Chapter’s Governor’s Advisory Council since 2002 during which time she served in several key leadership positions including Secretary, Treasurer, and election as Governor-elect in 2011. Additionally, Dr. Rossi participated in a national recruitment initiative to recruit new fellows in the Chapter. Since being named a 2011 Top Hospitalist by ACP Dr. Rossi has taken on the initiative of developing a hospitalist track at the Florida Chapter meeting.

  • Pamela C. Sullivan, MD, FACP, NY Upstate Region, has served as the Chair of the NY Chapter Membership Committee since 2009 and as a District Vice President and President from 2004-2009. Dr. Sullivan has also given of her time and talents as a mentor and facilitator at Women’s Networking Sessions during the NY Chapter meetings in 2010 and 2011. In addition to leadership in the ACP, Dr. Sullivan was voted to serve on the Board of Rochester General Hospital from 2003 to 2010 during which time she chaired several hospital committees.

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