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We Request Your Feedback on the Proposed Fall 2022 Board of Governors Resolutions

(August 2022) We would like to request your feedback regarding resolutions that will be considered at the Fall 2022 Board of Governors Meeting. The resolutions have been posted on ACP Online for your review and cover an array of topics such as supporting paid sick leave for U.S. workers, covering insulin pumps under CMS Part B for insulin dependent diabetics, and integrating a health equity framework into methods for developing ACP clinical guidelines.

After considering the intent of each resolution and how it fits with the College’s Mission and Goals, please provide your feedback on each resolution and indicate your support or opposition by completing the electronic response form by August 31. Your input will be used as part of testimony on behalf of the chapter.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to provide comments regarding these resolutions. By providing your feedback on the Board of Governors resolutions, you have helped to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine. Please visit the chapter’s Web site after the Fall 2022 Board of Governors meeting for updates.


Congratulations New India Chapter Fellows

  • Manoj Kumar Aggarwal, MD FACP
  • Gowrishankar Erode Singaravelu, MBBS FACP
  • Manisha Gupta, MD FACP
  • Swapnil Parve, MD FACP
  • Ather Pasha, MBBS MD FACP
  • Sandeep Rai, MD FACP
  • Subhash Saxena, MBBS FACP
  • BG Ravi Kant, MD FACP
  • Nagendra Kumar Singh, MD FACP
  • Anubha Srivastava, MD FACP
  • V Seshiah, MBBS MD FACP

(July 2022) Congratulations to the India Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


BOR Action on Spring '22 BOG Resolutions

(June 2022) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Spring 2022 Board of Governors (BOG) meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Call for 2022 India Chapter Awards! 

(July 2022) ACP India Chapter invites entries for the following awards from ACP MEMBERS for their outstanding contribution in respective fields. You can nominate your peers, friends, seniors, teachers & yourself also with two proposers whom you find appropriate. You can submit their entries with a short description not more than 200 words with appropriate testimonials on or before 15th August 2022. 

  • Early Career Physician Award
  • Hospitalist of the Year Award
  • Humanitarian of the Year
  • ACP India Internist Award
  • Life Time Achievement Award
  • Researcher of the Year Award
  • Medical Student of the Year Award
  • Resident of the Year Award
  • Fellow of the Year Award
  • Resident Recognition Award for the Leadership
  • Teacher of the Year Award
  • Chapter Advocacy Award
  • Chapter Leader Award
  • ACP India Chapter Clinical Practice Award
  • ACP Community Based Teaching Award
  • Distinguished Teacher/Mentor Award
  • ACP India Educator Award
  • Fostering Diversity Award
  • Wellness Award
  • Women Physician of the Year Award
  • Volunteer Faculty year Award
  • Governor's Recognition Award
  • ACP India Excellence Award

Two additional awards are also updated by ACP India Chapter:

  1. ACP India Award for outstanding contribution in Women's Health

  2. Dr. B.C. Roy Best Thesis Award

All these awards shall be given during annual conference of ACP India Chapter IM ACP India 2022 at Vizag on 18th, 19th & 20th November 2022. Kindly register for the same using the link: https://imacpindia2022.com/registration.php


ACP India Chapter Receives 2022 Evergreen Award

(June 2022) EvergreenThe John Tooker Evergreen Awards Program provides recognition and visibility to chapters that have successfully implemented programs to increase membership, improve communication, increase member involvement, enhance diversity, foster careers in internal medicine and improve management of the chapter. The India Chapter received a 2022 Evergreen Award for their program, Case File for Early Career Physicians. 

Case File for Early Career Physicians

Themes: Early Career Physicians, Education, High Value Care/Quality, International, Medical Students and Residents/Fellows, Membership, Physician Well-being and Professional Satisfaction 

As a measurable goal, we saw an inspiring addition to ACP India Membership. It helped boost fallen morale of front-line early career physicians.  

The program supported Early Career Physicians by providing a guide on how to handle challenging clinical problems. The case file series was taught by a senior professor of medicine who experienced similar problems. It was designed to recruit and retain early career physicians. Due to the additional stressors place on ECPs, one lecture was focused on wellbeing and medicolegal information. In total 2,184 individuals attended Case Files for Early Career Physicians series.  


Let's Celebrate our Local National Abstract Competition Winners

(May 2022) The India Chapter would like to congratulate the following chapter members on their accomplishments at the 2022 Internal Medicine Meeting National Abstract Competition.

Medical Students- Clinical Vignettes, Poster Winner
A Rare Case of Late Onset Paraplegia Caused by Intraspinal Extradural Hydatid Cyst

Debbie Sathya

Synchronous Hepatic Artery and Portal Vein Thrombosis in COVID-19 Infection-A Case Report
Himsikhar Khataniar

View the complete list of podium presenters and poster winners at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.


Congratulations New India Chapter Fellows

  • Vikas Bhutani, MD FACP
  • Suresh Gowdru Kalapanahalli, MD FACP
  • Puneet Rijhwani, MD FACP
  • Surjadeep Sengupta, MBBS MD FACP
  • Ajoy Kumar Tewari, MD FACP

(March 2022) Congratulations to the India Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

(December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Congratulations New India Chapter Fellows

  • Sanjay Agarwal, MD FACP
  • Sajid Ansari, MD FACP
  • Ayush Bansal, MBBS MD FACP
  • Divendu Bhushan, MBBS FACP
  • Mukulesh Gupta, MD FACP
  • Dhruvi Hasani, MD FACP
  • Sharad Joshi, MD FCCP FACP
  • Ashish Kumar, MBBS MD FACP
  • Chalamalasetty Manoj Kumar, MBBS FACP
  • Atul Mehrotra, MD FACP
  • L Sreenivasa Murthy, MD FACP
  • Manohar K Nageshappa, MBBS FACP
  • Bijay Patni, MBBS FACP
  • Manoj Saluja, MD FACP
  • Rajagopalan Sundararaman, MD FACP
  • Kamlesh Tewary, MD FACP
  • Kamlakar Tripathi, MD FACP
  • Rahul Unnikrishnan, MD FACP

(December 2021) Congratulations to the India Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


Nominations Open for Chapter Awards

(November 2021) ACP India Chapter invites entries for the following awards from ACP MEMBERS for their outstanding contribution in respective fields. You can nominate your peers, friends, seniors, teachers whom you find appropriate candidate. You can submit their entries with a short description not more than 200 words with appropriate testimonials on or before 15th November 2021

1)  Early Career Physician Award 2)  Hospitalist of the Year Award 3) Humanitarian of the Year 4) Internist Award 5) Life Time Achievement Award 6) Researcher of the Year Award 7) Medical Student of the Year Award 8) Resident of the Year Award 9) Resident Recognition Award for the Leadership 10) Teacher of the Year Award 11) Chapter Advocacy Award 12) Chapter Leader Award 13) Clinical Practice Award 14) Community Based Teaching Award 15) Distinguished Mentor Award 16) Educator Award 17) Fostering Diversity Award 18) Wellness Award 19) Women Physician of the Year Award 20) Volunteer Faculty year Award 21) Governor's Recognition Award All these awards shall be given during annual conference of ACP India Chapter IM ACP India 2021 at Goa on 10th, 11th & 12th December 2021. Kindly register

Thanks & Regards Dr Anuj Maheshwari Governor, ACP India Chapter


Congratulations to Arumugam Muruganathan, MD, MACP on Mastership

(October 2021) Congratulations to Dr. Muruganathan, the newest India Chapter Mastership of the American College of Physicians (MACP).  MACP is one of the most prestigious awards in the college, for those fellows of the college who demonstrate integrity, the utmost professional behaviors, excellence in the practice of medicine, and significant impact on the profession.  MACPs represent a very small percentage of college membership. 


New Fellows

(July 2021) Congratulations to the following members who have advanced to ACP Fellowship in the past six months:

  • N Balamurugan, MBBS MD FACP
  • Justin Cornelius, MBBS MD FACP
  • Minakshi Dhar, MD FACP
  • Rajesh Shankar Iyer, MBBS MD FACP
  • Packiamary Jerome, MBBS MD FACP
  • Surya Kant, MBBS MD FACP
  • Goundappa Loganathan, MD FACP
  • Ranaganathan N Lakshmi Narasimhan, MD FACP
  • Manivasagam Nataraj, MBBS FACP
  • P Paranthaman, MBBS MD FACP
  • E Prabhu, MBBS MD FACP
  • Vaishnavi Pochineni, MBBS MD FACP
  • Shankha S Sen, MBBS FACP

Team India wins Osler Cup in ACP Doctor's Dilemma® Competition

(May 2021) The annual ACP Doctor's Dilemma® competition is a hallmark program for the College. It brings together some of the brightest residents from around the world in a friendly but highly competitive environment. The competition tests the medical knowledge of up to 60 teams, each representing an ACP chapter. After three days of competition, the winning team is awarded the coveted "Osler Cup" and is granted a place in ACP history. Dr. Anuj Maheshwari, Governor of the India Chapter shared the following: "Congratulations Team India (Dr. Mayank Agarwal, Dr. S. Sidharth, Dr. Ashwin Parchani, Dr. Anand Thomas) for this magical win. We also want to recognize and appreciate the hard work of trainers Dr. Minal Mohit and Dr. Minakshi Dhar. It is said that battles are fought in ground but they are won in mind. That vision to win this mind game has been given by our past governor Dr. Muruganathan. It is his strongest legacy which I am carrying forward."


2 Members Receive Awards from The Economic Times

(May 2021) During the 4th Annual Doctor's Day Conclave event this May, The Economic Times presented awards to Dr. Banshi Saboo (ACP India Chapter Advisory council member, West Zone) and Dr. A.K. Virmani, (ACP India Chapter Advisory council member, East Zone). Congratulations on this achievement and recognition!


New Governor's Advisory Council

(May 2021) Dr. Anuj Maheshwari started his ACP Governorship in May and new advisory Council members started terms as well. We are grateful for their service to our chapter.

View the list and photos of Council members


India Chapter's Commitment to Medical Education

(Spring 2021) ACP India under the motivation of Dr. Anuj Maheshwari, is committed towards contributing in medical education in India. In this perspective there is a committee formed for participation of undergraduate and post graduate medical students. This committee will be planning and executing various student-oriented programs like quiz competitions, Clinical Skill development modules and other educational programs for development of organizational and communication skills in medical students & Residents. Our focus shall also remain on wellbeing of Doctors & Health care workers who are working hard for health of their patients at the cost of their own burnout. New Advisory Council is looking for the workshops & training of Early career physicians in the month of July 2021. We have already prepared a roadmap for CoviDiabetes, women health, geriatric health, nutrition, yoga & life style modifications for the remaining months of 2021.