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Meet the Ontario Chapter New Governor-elect

Ontario Chapter

Congratulations to the Ontario Chapter Governor-Elect, Irene M. Hramiak, MD, FACP. Our new Governor-elect term will begin immediately. Dr. Hramiak will become Governor at the ACP Annual Business Meeting on May 2nd and will serve until April 2019. As Governor, Dr. Hramiak will serve as the official representative of the College for the Ontario Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Hramiak, feel free to read her bio below.

Irene M. Hramiak, MD, FACP

EDUCATION: 1972 - 1976 MD, University of Western Ontario, Medicine, London, Ontario, Canada 1970 - 1972 Honours Biology, University of Western Ontario, Biology, London, Ontario, Canada 1965 - 1970 High School Honours Diploma, Arts & Science, Lockerby Composite Secondary, Arts & Science, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: 2012 Fellowship, American College of Physicians; 1985 Endocrinology & Metabolism Specialty Certificate; 1981 - 1982 Endocrine Fellow, Brooklyn Hospital, Medicine, Brooklyn, New York, United States; 1980 - 1981 Chief Resident, University of Western Ontario, Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada; 1979 - 1980 Resident 3 Cardiology, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Medical Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 1978 - 1979 Resident 2 Medicine, University of Western Ontario, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, Medicine, London, Ontario, Canada; 1977 - 1978 Resident 1 Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Victoria Hospital, University Hospital, Medicine, London, Ontario, Canada; 1976 - 1977 Rotating Internship, University of Western Ontario, St. Joseph's Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada

CERTIFICATION: FRCP(C), Certified in Endocrinology & Metabolism, FACP

PRESENT POSITION: Chair/Chief, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: 2012 - ACP Member; 2014 Participated in the planning and execution of the 2014 Ontario Chapter meeting

OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: 1995-1999 Previous Program Director, Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine; RCPS: 2003 - 2008 Member, Nucleus Group, Endocrinology & Metabolism; 1999 - 2005 Member, Regional Advisory Committee 3 (Ontario & Nanavut); 1996 - 2000 Member, Internal Medicine Test Committee; 1996 - 1998 Member, Committee on Specialties; 1996 - 1997 Member, Internal Medicine Examination Board; 1981 Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: Professional Interest - Clinical practice/expertise in Type 1, Type 2 diabetes mellitus; Academic Interest - Development of innovative approaches for CME for IM trainees, community internists and subspecialists ; PI in Clinical Trials in: Type 1 diabetes mellitus, Artificial pancreas project; Clinical Trials in Type 2 diabetes: ACCORD, ORIGIN, Cardiovascular outcome trials

Candidate Statement:

The Ontario Chapter has seen significant growth in membership and range of activities over the past 4 years. I am very well-placed to continue to grow the chapter. Through my career, I have been a Program Director in Internal Medicine and served on a variety of RCPS committees. I appreciate the importance of mentoring the next generation of internists. In that context, I am well-equipped to continue the expansion of ACP medical school clubs across all 6 Ontario schools. As the ACP Governor, this would be one of my goals. Furthermore, in conjunction with my CME roles and clinical trial activities, I have had extensive interactions and have established networks among community internists across Ontario. I would see expansion of activities for community internists as an important next step in the growth of the chapter and would plan to make this my first new priority.