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GOVERNOR'S NEWSLETTER Arizona December 2015

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From the Governor

Robert Aaronson, MD, FACP

Robert Aaronson, MD, FACP, ACP Governor, Arizona Chapter

Hello Colleagues,

Happy Holidays and New Year season to us all! It has been a busy year for ACP Arizona, and I'm fortunate to have shared much of it working with so many of you.

I hope you made it to November's Annual Scientific Meeting in Tucson. By all accounts, it was a great success, with 320 attendees, 16.5 hours of worthwhile CME, two SEP modules, over 180 posters, a variety of collegial, intense and entertaining competitions involving Arizona's six medical schools and seven internal medicine residencies, and wonderful opportunities to build professional relationships, strengthen old bonds and make new friends. Thank you to our Annual Meeting Program committee and its chair, Dr. Eric Gall, MD, MACP, for having made this so wonderful an event. Next year, we'll be back at ASU in Tempe, November 4-6. PLEASE put in on your calendar and, if you're up for a good challenge and even better fun, join us on the planning committee. Contact our next year's chair, Hamed Abbaszadegan MD, FACP, to find out more about joining the committee.

Our other committees remain active as always:

Advocacy

  • Our Advocacy committee promotes change in health and public policy for the benefit of our patients and our profession. Members have recently been working with the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA), the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) and other partners to coordinate our advocacy efforts at the state level, when our interests and priorities align.
  • Plans are well underway for ACP Day at the Arizona State Legislature, to be held on February 3, 2016. If you're interested in attending, learning about and participating in facilitated direct advocacy with your state representatives, contact our Executive Director, Dixie Swan.
  • And don't forget that the 2016 National ACP meeting in May will be held in Washington DC. While there, we will be sending an Arizona delegation to the Hill, and welcome you to join us.
  • Another easy way to make your voice heard is by joining AIMn (Advocates for Internal Medicine Network) for updates on legislative issues and opportunities to influence state and national legislators. This year, we've increased our Arizona members in the network by 22%, now up to 443 members. If you're not already a member, please click here.

Early-Career Physicians

  • Our Early Career Physicians committee recently hosted Dr. Shak Rehman, MD, FACP in a well-attended presentation in Phoenix on Physician Burn-Out. Feedback has been excellent, and we are planning to bring this to Tucson early next year.

Hospitalist/IMG Physicians

  • Our Hospitalist/IMG committee teamed up with our Resident/Fellow committee for a "Welcome to Arizona Meet and Greet" in June, holding this event for the first time in BOTH Tucson and Phoenix!! It was a great success! They are planning another hike/picnic in Tucson in January, so watch for the announcement!

Resident/Fellow Physicians

  • The Resident/Fellow Council Journal Club series continues, with a January "Club" on Hematology and Oncology. Watch for more details!

Medical Students

  • The Medical Student committee recently held another successful Skills Club, in early December, with an emphasis on Critical Care Medicine - and discussion of Pulmonary Function and Arterial Blood Gases

Awards

  • Our Awards committee continues to identify and successfully promote Arizona ACP members for recognition both locally and nationally. This year was no exception!
  • Dr. Yolanda Mercer, MD, received the Herbert Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator at this year's Centennial ACP National Meeting in Boston.
  • 8 Chapter members received recognition for a variety of contributions at this year's Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • This year, the committee added a new award, recognizing the Arizona Hospitalist of the Year: Congratulations to Dr. Bill Odette MD at Tucson Medical Center as the inaugural awardee!

Finally, Membership remains both our richest resource and an essential challenge, and our Membership committee continues to work to make Arizona ACP a healthier and more engaged Chapter. We can use your help! If you value ACP as a resource for professional growth and a force to promote your values, please reach out to your colleagues and tell them why you are a member, and why they should be. And don't forget about ACPs Recruit-a-Colleague Program. Recommend ACP membership to your colleagues and earn a significant discount on your membership dues or even free membership.

Like any membership organization, ACP Arizona only succeeds if we meet the needs of our members. If we aren't, please let me know. Better yet, let me know and join one of our committees, so we can change things together.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Rob Aaronson, Governor

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2015 ACP Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting

The ACP Arizona Chapter 2015 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions meeting, "Internal Medicine 2015 - Advances and Controversies", held in Tucson at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, recently concluded. The three-day event, held November 13-15, was a time for information sharing and lots of learning.

There were speakers about Valley Fever, Rheumatology and lively discussions about some of the simmering Controversies in the profession. Doctor's Dilemma completions, both medical student and resident, provided lots of entertainment and excitement, and there were an unprecedented number of posters presented. The busy weekend included a very special opportunity for medical students to attend and participate at the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) at the University of Arizona Medical School, and a concert at the Governor's Dinner by award winning guitarist Gus Woodrow. Throughout, a good time was had by all!!

Friday's program included Maintenance of Certification ABIM SEP Modules Updates on Cardiology and on Infectious Diseases. Neil Ampel, MD, FACP, Craig Brown, DO, Umaima Fatima, MD and G. Joseph Orme, DO, served as faculty. The Faculty Medical Education Consortium Luncheon, featured a Keynote address by Charles B. Cairns, MD, FACEP followed by a Panel Discussion: Updates on Vital Topics for Physicians, moderated by Eric Gall, MD, MACP, featuring John N. Galgiani, MD, FACP, Paul Howard, MD, MACP and Mireille C. Algazi, MD.

Residency Directors throughout the state gathered to share with medical students and
Residency Directors throughout the state gathered to share with medical students and "Beyond Residency" covered the topic of preparing for Fellowship and/or Clinical Practice.

poster competition

With 180 +/- Posters entered this year, Friday afternoon Poster competition was fierce.

Medical Student Champions Midwestern AZCOM, Rachel Neville, Melvin Parasram, Michael Schild, Brittany Karlovich

Under the leadership of Dr. Mark Zubriski, teams of medical students competed in the Medical Students Doctor's Dilemma competition. That competition was won by students from Midwestern University.

Medical Student Champions Midwestern AZCOM

Rachel Neville
Melvin Parasram
Michael Schild
Brittany Karlovich

In the evening, a relaxed group gathered for The Governor's Dinner. Talented Tucson musician Gus Woodrow, pictured, entertained the group with classical guitar music, then Awards Chair Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, hosted the Awards presentations.
In the evening, a relaxed group gathered for The Governor's Dinner. Talented Tucson musician Gus Woodrow, pictured, entertained the group with classical guitar music, then Awards Chair Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, hosted the Awards presentations.

The new Chapter Laureate, Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP, spoke briefly, as did some other Chapter Award winners. Pictured here is Mary Ellen Dirlam, MD, FACP, Chapter Internist of the Year.
The new Chapter Laureate, Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP, spoke briefly, as did some other Chapter Award winners. Pictured here is Mary Ellen Dirlam, MD, FACP, Chapter Internist of the Year.

The evening ended with a
The evening ended with a "Stroll Through the History of ACP and Medicine in Arizona, presented by David J. Gullen, MD, MACP.

On Saturday, after the Governor's Council Breakfast and the Governor's Welcome, a discussion of Controversies! moderated by Shakaib U. Rehman, MD, FACP, FAACH, included discussions of Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors, the Affordable Care Act and Anticoagulation: Changes & Pros and Cons of Current Therapies. The various sections were led by Jeffrey R. Lisse, MD, FACP, Michael Maricic, MD, Daniel Derksen, MD and Fadi Shamoun, MD, FACC, FSVM, FASE.

After lunch, Molly Cooke, MD, MACP, a National Leader, spoke about Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine, and Dr. Radhakrishnan presented the Chapter Awards. That is always an exciting time! Here are more Chapter winners: Alan Leibowitz, MD, FACP, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, awarded the prestigious Leader of the Year Award.
After lunch, Molly Cooke, MD, MACP, a National Leader, spoke about Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine, and Dr. Radhakrishnan presented the Chapter Awards. That is always an exciting time! Here are more Chapter winners: Alan Leibowitz, MD, FACP, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, awarded the prestigious Leader of the Year Award.

Brenda Shinar, MD(Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix) voted Educator of the Year.
Brenda Shinar, MD (Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix) voted Educator of the Year.

Resident/Fellow of the Year was awarded to Brian Wojeck, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona) and the Arizona Chapter Medical Student of the Year is Steven Taylor (UACOM-T), below right.
Resident/Fellow of the Year was awarded to Brian Wojeck, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)

The Arizona Chapter Medical Student of the Year is Steven Taylor (UACOM-T), below right.
The Arizona Chapter Medical Student of the Year is Steven Taylor (UACOM-T).

Volunteerim & Community Service Award awarded to Ernesto Luis Aguilar, MD, FACP, (El Dorado Internal Medicine).
Volunteerism & Community Service Award awarded to Ernesto Luis Aguilar, MD, FACP, (El Dorado Internal Medicine).

Researcher of the Year awarded to Peter Reaven, MD (Phoenix VA Healthcare System) not pictured.

NEW AWARD!! Hospitalist of the Year - William G. Odette, MD (Tucson Medical Center)
NEW AWARD!! Hospitalist of the Year - William G. Odette, MD (Tucson Medical Center)

Once again, ACP Arizona Chapter received the Chapter Excellence Award, presented to Governor Aaronson by Molly Cooke, MD, MACP.
Once again, ACP Arizona Chapter received the Chapter Excellence Award, presented to Governor Aaronson by Molly Cooke, MD, MACP.

Congratulations to ALL ACP CHAPTER Awardees!!!

Saturday afternoon included the preliminary round of Doctor's Dilemma™ Competition. This was followed by Clinical Practice Guidelines panel, with "Choosing wisely" as the topic, with Jaya Raj, MD, FACP, Cheryl W. O'Malley, MD, FACP, Allan Markus, MD, MS, MBA, FACP and KeriLyn Bollmann, MD, pictured below.

Saturday afternoon also included the second round of the Poster Competition, with guidance from a large group of informed and careful ACP member judges. A list of those judges is at the end of this newsletter.

Sincere thanks to all speakers and participants!

Sunday, after vigorous Breakfast Roundtable discussions, and a fascinating address from Dr. Cooke about Global Health, Anita C. Murcko, MD, FACP, led a panel with Dean Wright, Director of Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program and Pete Wertheim, Executive Director, Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, discussing the Arizona Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse Initiative.

Exciting Oral Vignette Presentations followed. Here is a list of the presenters:

Ryan P. Mullane, DO - Verde Valley Medical Center
Allon Kahn, MD - Mayo Clinic Arizona
Justin Z. Lee, MD - UACOM at University Campus
Nicholas H. Le, MD - Maricopa Medical Center
Yvette J. Saquilayan, DO - St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
Fado Arodaki, DO - Mountain Vista Medical Center
Melony Chakrabarty, MD - Banner UMC Phoenix

Jessica August, MD - UACOM at South Campus - our First Place Winner!! above with Poster Committee Chair Hamad Abbaszadegan, MD, MBA.

The last activity of the event is the awarding of the "golden stethoscope to 2016 Chapter Meeting Chair Hamad Abbaszadegan, MD.

Thank you Eric Gall, MD, MACP for an energetic, entertaining and informative Chapter Meeting!

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See you all in Tempe, November 4-6, 2016!

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Arizona Chapter Laureate 2015 ACP Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting

The Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physician is pleased to welcome the Chapter's newest Laureate, distinguished member, Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP. Dr. Fagan is shown to the left with Chapter Governor Robert Aaronson and Awards Chair, Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP. The Laureate Award is the most prestigious award our Chapter can give. It recognizes Dr. Fagan's commitment to excellence in medical care, education and research, and service to his community, the Chapter and the ACP. Dr. Fagan has been an active member of the Chapter for many years, and is now the Chapter Treasurer. He is active in the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) and the Pima County Medical Association, earning a lifetime Achievement Award from that organization in 2014. Congratulations Dr. Fagan on an honor well-earned!

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2015 ACP Arizona Chapter Medical Student & Resident/Fellow Competitions

Dozens of ACP Arizona Chapter medical student and resident members participated with a poster, a vignette or in Doctor's Dilemma competitions. All abstracts will be published in the Chapter's e-publication ¡Salud!

Look for the web link soon.

Doctor's Dilemma

Doctor's Dilemma™ Competition is held annually as a medical jeopardy competition and this year featured both medical student and resident competitions.

The first place overall Doctor's Dilemma™ team was from UACOM @ South Campus and consisted of Senthil Anand, MD, Muhammad Husnain, MD, and Balaji Natarajan

Oral Clinical Vignette

First Place: Jessica August, MD, UACOM @ South Campus, "Running Out of Sight".

Second Place: Justin Lee, MD, UACOM @ University, "A Masscular Problem".

Third Place: Allon Kahn, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona, "The Price of Purple Urine".

Poster Presentations

Medical Student Winners

First Place: Karli Singer, Midwestern AZCOM, "Carcinoid Tumor and Cardiac Mass: Report of an Unusual Case"

Second Place - Tied with Morgan: Chris Foss, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, "Hepatic hydrothorax complicated by spontaneous bacterial empyema. A Case Report"

Third Place: Tied with Chris: Morgan Whitaker, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, "Adult Onset Non-Ischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A Novel Titin Mutation and a Case of Complex Inheritance"

PGY-1 Poster Winners

First Place: Robert Drutel, MD, Banner UMC Phoenix, "Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal IgG Deposits: A Case Report"

Second Place: See Wei Low, MD, UACOM @ University Campus, "Accidental Cannulation of the Right Ascending Lumbar Vein Through Femoral Vein - Does it even matter?"

Third Place: Rui Wen Pang, MD, UACOM at South Campus, "LMA Induced Pneumomediastinum"

Research Poster Winners

First Place: Reddy Sridhar MD, UACOM @ South Campus, "A New Risk Factor to Consider in Patients with Severe Pulmonary Hypertension Predicts Higher All Cause Mortality".

Second Place: Natalie Ertz Archambault MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona, "Cytogenetic evolution and its effect on survival of patients with myeloid neoplasms that relapse after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation".

Third Place: Michael Hafertepe, Creighton COM, "Exploring Students Perceptions of Medical Case-Based Competitions as a Modality for Developing Clinical Reasoning Skills in Pre Clinical Graduate Education".

Case Report Poster Winners

First Place: Susanna Tan, MD, Maricopa Medical Center, "Coincidental or Consequential: Disseminated Nocardiosis in a Patient with Untreated Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.

Second Place: Manjinder Daur, DO, UACOM @ University Campus, "Successful Treatment of Neuro Behçet's Disease with Inflizimab: four years' follow-up.

Third Place: Nafis Shamsid-Deen, MD, Banner UMC Phoenix, "When Salt Goes Out to Pasture".

Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Poster Winners

First Place: Mark del Rosario, MD, Banner UMC Phoenix, "Risk Factors Associated with Severe Hypoglycemia in Hospitalized Patients at Banner University Medical Center".

Second Place: Jamie Bering, Creighton COM, "Work-Life Balance of Women Physicians".

Third Place: Brian Wojeck, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona, "Thirty-day Intractable Pain Readmission Reduction via Improved Pain".

ACP Arizona is impressed with the work of all its awardees and is honored to support First Place Oral Vignette Winner Jessica August, MD, UACOM @ South Campus; First Place Research Poster Winner Reddy Sridhar MD, UACOM @ South Campus; and the 1st Place Doctor's Dilemma™ Competition Team from the University of Arizona @ South Campus: Senthil Anand, MD, Muhammad Husnain, MD, and Balaji Natarajan, MD - as they prepare to travel to D. C.!!

They will represent the Chapter at the ACP 2016 IM National Meeting this May in Washington, DC!

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Congratulations to the newest ACP-AZ Fellows

If you meet any of these distinguished doctors, remember to congratulate them!

Please take a moment to join us in congratulating and welcoming to Fellowship the following members of the ACP Arizona Chapter who achieved the distinction of Fellowship in the American College of Physicians in 2015:

Nimit K. Agarwal, MBBS, FACP
Ernesto L. Aguilar, MD, FACP
Syed Asad Ali, MBBS, FACP
Henning Ansorg, MD, FACP
Scott L. Bernstein, MD, FACP
Thomas J. Biuso, MD, FACP
Sassia L. Donaldson-Morgan, MD, FACP
Peter D'Orazio, MD, FACP
Viet D. Do, DO FACP
James H. Evans, MD, FACP
Youssef Kardouh, MD, FACP
Bernice Q. Ly, MD, FACP
Sammy G. Nakhla, MD, FACP
Kenneth G. Poole, Jr, MD, FACP
Joshua M. Rosenberg, DO, FACP
Safal Shetty, MBBS, FACP
Sara C. StimsonRiahi, MD, FACP
Sudhir K. Tutiki, MD, FA
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Fayz Yar Khan, MD, FACP Mark A. Zubriski, MD, FACP

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Apply for Fellowship

Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP is a mark of esteem from colleagues who recognize accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. Begin the process of applying for Fellowship today.

Find out more.

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Join ACP Advocates in IM Network - AIMn!

If you don't speak for Internal Medicine, who will? ACP's continued success on Capitol Hill greatly depends upon year-round grassroots support from the College's more than 8,000 participants in the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (formerly known as the "Key Contact Program"). Advocates e-mail, call and meet with their members of Congress on issues of importance to medical students, internists and their patients; and report the results back to ACP.

Do not be concerned if you do not have an existing relationship with your member of Congress, ACP can give you the tools for that. No matter your membership class, enroll in the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network.

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Updates on ACP Arizona Chapter Programs

Register NOW! Seventh Annual ACP State Legislature Day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Arizona State Capitol
1700 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Learn about the Arizona political process first hand!
Please Register.

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Updates on National ACP Programs

Internal Medicine 2016 in Washington, DC!! Consider coming for the experience of a lifetime!!

The next Internal Medicine Meeting will be held on May 5 - May 7, 2016 in Washington,
Visit to learn more.

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Member Benefit Spotlight

DynaMed Plus: A New Benefit for ACP Members

We are excited to announce that ACP and EBSCO Health are collaborating to provide ACP members with free access to the most current, evidence-based clinical decision support tool - DynaMed Plus™ as a benefit of ACP membership. Get started today using this powerful new tool:

ACP Members: Set up Your Access

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ACP Collaborations

ACP has formed strategic partnerships with several organizations to help tackle a wide variety of issues important to the College.

From heart disease and stroke to HIV screening, these collaborations provide an opportunity to advance the state of healthcare in the United States.

An initiative of the ABIM Foundation, Choosing Wisely is focused on encouraging physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and in some instances may cause harm. Click to obtain all the information you will need!!

HIV Screening Standard Care is a program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It gives primary care physicians new tools to help ensure all patients are tested for HIV at least once in their life. A joint statement issued by ACP and the HIV Medicine Association "Screening for HIV in Health Care Settings" served as the basis of physician materials in this campaign. Learn More

Men and women returning from war may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As a healthcare provider, you know that this can be a difficult diagnosis, particularly if your patient is unwilling to address emotional issues that may be causing physical symptoms. ACP in its collaboration with Joining Forces offers resources to help you better understand this condition and diagnostic tools you can you in your practice. Learn More

The College has lent its support to Know Your Dose, a public awareness campaign from the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition that educates patients on how to appropriately use medicines containing acetaminophen to prevent unintentional overdose. Information cards, posters and talking points to use with patients are available. Learn More

Heart disease and stroke are an epidemic in the United States and ACP has partnered with the Million Hearts Campaign, a national initiative that aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over five years. Learn More

The mission of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative is to advance an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Learn More

ACP is supporting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) national tobacco education campaign, Tips from Former Smokers and its smoking cessation program, "Talk with Your Doctor." The goal of "Talk with Your Doctor" is to motivate smokers to work with their physicians to develop a plan to quit smoking and to encourage doctors to use the CDC's "Tips" to start a dialogue with patients who use tobacco.

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ACP Membership Recruitment Opportunities for YOU

ACP's Recruit-a-Colleague Program for members within the United States

Recommend ACP membership to your colleagues and earn a significant discount on your membership dues or even free membership!

Now you have the opportunity to provide your colleagues with the same clinical support and educational resources that you have enjoyed as an ACP member. Talk to your post-training colleagues about ACP today so they can experience the College's benefits for themselves -- and join a worldwide internal medicine community of more than 143,000 members.

To thank you for your time and effort, we offer the following recruitment program. Between now and March 1, 2016, receive a:

  • $100 credit toward your 2016-17 annual dues when you recruit one member
  • $200 credit toward your 2016-17 annual dues when you recruit two new members
  • $300 credit toward your 2016-17 annual dues when you recruit three new members
  • Free membership in 2016-17 when you recruit four or more new members*

Plus, for every member recruited within the promotional period, you will receive an entry into a grand-prize drawing for a trip to the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2017 in San Diego, CA that includes registration, airfare (up to $500), and four days of hotel accommodations.

To be considered a "recruited" member, your colleague must:

  • Be a nonmember who is eligible for "full" ACP Membership or Physician Affiliate membership and pay $100 or more in dues.
  • Submit a membership application, along with his or her dues payment, between April 1, 2015 and March 1, 2016.
  • Write your name in the recruiter box on the top of the Membership application.

Send a recruitment e-mail to a colleague today, or download and print an application to personally deliver.

  • Membership Application
  • Physician Affiliate Application

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The Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting -- ACP Arizona Thanks!

We want to recognize the tireless efforts of Eric P. Gall, MD, MACP 2015 Program Chair who led the following committees and subcommittees -Designers of the 2015 Scientific Meeting.

Program Planning Committee Members

Eric P. Gall, MD, MACP, MACR, 2015 Program Chair
Robert M. Aaronson, MD, FACP, Governor, Arizona Chapter

Hamed Abbaszadegan, MD, MBA, Chair Posters/Abstracts
Neil M. Ampel, MD, FACP
Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP, 2011 Program Chair
Paul F. Howard, MD, MACP, Former Governor
Santhosh Gheevarghese John, MD, FACP
James F. Keane, DO
Helene R. Labonte, DO, FACP, 2014 Program Chair
Allan L. Markus, MD, MS, MBA, FACP
Kevin F. Moynahan, MD, FACP, 2009 Program Chair
Anita C. Murcko, MD, FACP, Chair, Health and Public Policy Committee
Rakesh Nanda, MD, FACP
Salma Patel, MD, MPH
Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP, Chair Awards
Jaya Raj, MD, FACP
Shakaib U. Rehman, MD, FACP, FAACH
Howard M. Shulman, DO, FACP, FACOI, 2010 Program Chair
Steven Taylor, Medical Student
Rupal Vora, MD, FACP, Co-Chair 2013 Program
Mark A. Zubriski, MD, PhD, FACP, Chair, Doctor's Dilemma™

Dixie Swan, Executive Director (Staff Member)
Teri Harnisch, Meeting Support (Staff Member)

Acknowledgements

And the following for their donation or loan of goods and services:

  • Mayo Clinic Arizona and Helene Labonte, MD, FACP, for the Doctor's Dilemma™ monitors
  • University of Arizona Telemedicine Program, for the generous loan of AV items
  • Janet Major, for her technical expertise, photographic talents and all around good work

Subcommittees

Awards

Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP, Chair
Robert M. Aaronson, MD, FACP
Molly Disbrow, MD,
Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP
Kevin F. Moynahan, MD, FACP
Rakesh Nanda, MD, FACP
Cheryl O'Malley, MD, FACP
Robert Orford, MDCM, FACP
Howard M. Shulman, DO, FACP, FACOI
William Peppo, DO, FACP

Doctor's Dilemma™

Mark Zubriski, MD, PhD, FACP, Chair,
Avtar Singh, MD, Co-Chair
Hamed Abbaszadegan, MD, MBA
Mayal Al Mohajer, MD, FACP
William G. Elliott, DO, FACP
Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP
Helene Labonte, DO, FACP
Allen Markue, MD, FACP
Laura Meinke, MD, FACP, FCCP
Evelyn Scwalenberg, DO, MS, FACP
Eugene Trowers, MD, FACP
Rupal S. Vora, MD, FACP

Posters/Abstracts/Oral Vignettes

Hamed Abbasadegan, MD, MBA, Chair
Viet Do, DO
Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP
Richard Gerkin, MD, MS, FACP, FACMT
Helene Labonte, DO, FACP
Cara McCarty, MD
Laura Meinke, MD, FACP, FCCP
Rakesh Nanda, MD, FACP
Jayne M. Peterson, MD, FACP, SGIM
Shakaib U. Rehman, MD, FACP
Avtar Singh, MD
Rupal Vora, MD, FACP
Mark Zubriski, MD, PhD

We want to also recognize our poster judges and our oral vignette judges who patiently and carefully watched and listened; asked outstanding questions and thoughtfully determined the Poster winners:

Robert M. Aaronson, MD, FACP
Hamed Abbaszadegan, MD
Shaghayegh Hakemi Abdollahi, MD, FACP
Mayar Al Mohajer, MD, FACP
Majd Alfreijat, MD
John G. Bergstrom, MD, FACP
Janis E. Blair, MD, FACP
Richard W. Carlson, MD, PhD, MACP
Gajapathiraju Chamarthi, MBBS
Vijay H. Chandiramani, MBBS
Molly Cooke, MD, MACP
Jordan B. Coulston, MD
Viet D. Do, DO, FACP
Vijay A. Doraiswamy, MD, FACP
William Gordon Elliott, DO, FACP
Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP
Eric P. Gall, MD MACP, MACR
Richard D. Gerkin, MD, FACP
Angie K. Huxley, DO
Sathish Karmegam, MD, FACP
James F. Keane, DO
Rajesh Kotagiri, MBBS
Gurusaravanan Kutti Sridharan, MD
Chian K. Kwoh, MD
Helene R. Labonte, DO, FACP
Jeffrey R. Lisse, MD, FACP
Allan L. Markus, MD, FACP
Cole McGeshick, MD
Laura E. Meinke, MD, FACP
Nacchal Nachiappan, MD
Cheryl W. O'Malley, MD, FACP
Jayne M. Peterson, MD, FACP
Kalyan Prudhvi, MBBS
Shakaib UR Rehman, MD, FACP
Pedro R. Rodriguez-Guggiari, MD, FACP
Sabyasachi Roy, MBBS
Dorothy J. Sanderson, MD, FACP
Evelyn A. Schwalenberg, DO, FACP
Sundeep Shenoy, MD, FACP
Safal Shetty, MBBS, FACP
Avtar Singh, MD
Danielle R. Sink, MD, FACP
Shannon E. Skinner, MD, FACP
Dominick Sudano, MD
Srinath Sundararajan, MBBS
Bijin Thajudeen, MD, FACP
Eugene A. Trowers, Jr MD, FACP
Holenarasipur R. Vikram, MD, FACP
Rupal S. Vora, MD, FACP
Kevin W. Wilson, DO, FACP
Mark A. Zubriski, MD, FACP

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