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Governor-elect Bio and Vision Statement

Governor-elect Bio and Vision Statement

Congratulations to the Alabama Chapter Governor-Elect Designee, Wickliffe J. Many, Jr., MD, FACP. Our newly elected Governor-elect Designee will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2011. As Governor, Dr. Many 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. Many will be working closely with Dr. Sirmon, the current Governor, and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Many, below is his bio and vision statement for the chapter.

Wickliffe J. Many, Jr., MD, FACP

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 8/12/47 New Orleans, LA;
EDUCATION: BS - LSU 1969 ; MD - University of Alabama School of Medicine;
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internship - Internal Medicine UAB 73-74; Diagnostic Radiology UAB 74-75; Internal Medicine UAB 75-78; Infectious Diseases Fellowship U of Texas /Parkland Hospital Dallas, TX 78-79; Infectious Diseases Fellowship UAB 79-80;
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine 1977; Infectious Disease 1980;
PRESENT POSITION: Professor of Medicine School of Medicine at UAB; Program Director UAB Health Center Montgomery;
ACP ACTIVITIES: Board of Directors - Alabama Chapter of the ACP 2002-present, Fellow - July, 2007, Annual Program Chair 2008-present, Laureate Award - 2009;
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Active Staff Baptist Medical Center South 1985-present; Chair of QA/QI 2004-2005; Chief of Staff 2005-2006; Chair Credentials Committee 2008; Chair of P&T Committee 1985-present; Chair of Infection Control Committee 1985-present, Board of Directors - Boys & Girls Clubs of Montgomery 1988-present; President of Board 1999-2000, Council on Medical Education - Medical Association of the State of Alabama 1997-2003, Envision 2020 (Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce) Healthcare Task Force 2002-2003;
OTHER APPOINTMENTS: UAB Dean's Council for Graduate Medical Education 2001-present;
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: HIV Medicine; General Infectious Diseases; Medical Education; Professionalism in Medicine

Vision Statement:
Our current health care system will be reformed in some fashion and it will be the responsibility of physicians - especially internists - to insure that the principles and ideals that led us to choose this profession will not be compromised. The ACP - at the state and national level - has a unique opportunity to insure that 1) access to appropriate health care is not compromised nor is mandated by those who do not have a full appreciation of the physician - patient relationship 2) that the ACP must provide support to those physicians who provide comprehensive, cost effective, evidence based medicine. As Governor, I would endeavor to make the Alabama Chapter more vocal and visible to patients and policy makers in this climate of change. Other goals are 1) to promote internal medicine as a career choice for medical students and 2) to incorporate hospitalists to become active in the local ACP chapter.