New ACP Officers For 2007-2008 To Begin Terms
ACP leadership, present and future, discussed the year in review and the year ahead at a press briefing held at Internal Medicine 2007. Panelists included (left to right): Joel S. Levine, MD, FACP, Chair-elect, Board of Regents; David C. Dale, MD, FACP, ACP President-elect; William E. Golden, MD, MACP, Chair, Board of Regents; Lynne M. Kirk, MD, MACP, ACP President.
PHILADELPHIA -- (April 21, 2007) New officers and board officers of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of doctors of internal medicine, will begin one-year terms during the Internal Medicine 2007, ACP's annual scientific meeting, April19-21, 2007, in San Diego, CA.
The following will assume office on Sat., April 21, 2007:
President: David C. Dale, MD, FACP, of Seattle, professor of medicine at the University of Washington;
Chair, Board of Regents: Joel S. Levine, MD, FACP, of Denver, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Colorado School of Medicine;
President-elect: Jeffrey P. Harris, MD, FACP, of Millwood, Va., Private practice, internal medicine and nephrology and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine University of Virginia School of Medicine;
Chair-elect, Board of Regents: William B. Applegate, MD, FACP, of Winston-Salem, N.C., Senior Vice President, Wake Forest Health Sciences and Dean, Wake Forest University School of Medicine;
Chair, Board of Governors: David L. Bronson, MD, FACP, of Cleveland, Ohio, Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic Health Centers;
Chair-elect, Board of Governors: Donald W. Hatton, MD, FACP, of Lawrence, a practicing physician with the Reed Medical Group in Lawrence, Kansas.
The American College of Physicians (www.acponline.org) is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 120,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults.
The American College of Physicians was founded in 1915 to promote the science and practice of medicine. In 1998 it merged with the American Society of Internal Medicine, which was established in 1956 to study economic aspects of medicine. ACP works to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.