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Meet the new Alabama Governor-elect

Congratulations to the Alabama Chapter Governor-elect (GE), Ross B. Vaughn, MD, FACP. Our new GE will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2023. As Governor, Dr. Vaughn will serve as the official representative of the College for the Alabama Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Vaughn will be working closely with Dr. Curry (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GE, read his bio below.

Ross B. Vaughn, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB

Post-Doctoral Training: Residency, Primary Internal Medicine, UAB at Birmingham 1992-1995; Chief Medical Resident & Instructor of Medicine at UAB 1995-1996

Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine 1996, 2006, 2016

Present Position: Tuskaloosa Internal Medicine, LLC

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Vice-President since 2005; Chairman, Committee on Health, Public Policy & Medical Services 2005-2016

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2002; National Top Advocate Award 2012

Other Appointments/Activities: Board of Directors, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama since 2016; Claims and Underwriting Committee, ProAssurance Corporation since 2014; Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, DCH Regional Medical Center since 1997; Chairman, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, DCH Regional Medical Center 2008-2016; Elder, First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa 2015-2018 & since 2020

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Patient Centered Medical Home; Governmental Affairs and Patient Advocacy; Alternative Payment Models