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New ACP Leaders Take Office for 2008-2009

Terms Begin During ‘Internal Medicine 2008’ in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (May 21, 2008) New officers and board officers of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of doctors of internal medicine, began their terms during Internal Medicine 2008, the ACP annual scientific meeting. Internal Medicine 2008 was held May 15 - 17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. More than 6,600 internists (doctors of internal medicine), subspecialists and medical students attended the meeting.

The following assumed office on Sat., May 17, 2008. Their terms continue until the end of the next ACP annual meeting, April 23-25, 2009, in Philadelphia:

  • President: Jeffrey P. Harris, MD, FACP, of Millwood, Va., a private practice internist and nephrologist. Dr. Harris is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

  • Chair, Board of Regents: William B. Applegate, MD, FACP, of Winston-Salem, N.C. Dr. Applegate is interim president of Wake Forest Health Sciences and dean of Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

  • President-elect: Joseph W. Stubbs, MD, FACP, an internist practicing in Albany, Ga.

  • Chair-elect, Board of Regents: Frederick E. Turton, MD, MBA, FACP, a consultative internist in private practice in Sarasota, Fla., and principal of Emergent Health Technologies, LLC

  • Chair, Board of Governors: Donald W. Hatton, MD, FACP, of Lawrence, Kan., an internist practicing with the Reed Medical Group

  • Chair-elect, Board of Governors: Molly Cooke, MD, FACP, of San Francisco. Dr. Cooke is a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where she is the William G. Irwin Endowed Chair and Director of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators.

ACP (www.acponline.org), the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States, is the leading national professional organization for internists -- physicians who specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illnesses in adults. ACP members include 125,000 internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists, and medical students. Founded in 1915 to promote the science and practice of medicine, ACP works to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

Media Contacts:
Lynda Teer, ACP lteer@acponline.org or 215-351-2655
Steve Majewski, ACP smajewski@acponline.org or 215-351-2514

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