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GOVERNOR'S NEWSLETTER Arizona January 2015

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From the Governor

Robert Aaronson, MD, FACP

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

Hello Colleagues,

I'm honored to greet you as Governor of the Arizona Chapter, and am writing to first thank you for your participation in ACP and second, to encourage you to help us do even more for you and your patients.

Like you, I went into medicine to make a life and a livelihood by doing good and caring for people. ACP's mission is to support this very realistic goal through education and advocacy.

ACP is here to help us do good for our patients today by promoting and defending the very best in compassionate, evidence-based and effective care, delivered by individuals who are appropriately educated and trained to do so. Equally importantly, ACPs educational and advocacy activities help ensure good for our patients in the future by supporting the delivery of this care in a sustainable healthcare system that defends both the strength of our profession and its mission to promote the health and well-being of our patients.

With the many challenges our profession and society face -- including changing demographics, rising costs and new models of care and reimbursement -- the need for us as Internal Medicine physicians to define our value, our values and our priorities; and to effectively communicate them is now more important than ever. ACP is an essential conduit in this important dialogue at the state and national levels, and we need your ideas, talents and efforts to be sure that this advocacy best reflects and supports you.

I encourage each of you to become more involved: to share your ideas, to join a committee, to use the MOC Navigator to ease your way through the reaccreditation process, to hone your clinical skills by using SmartMedicine, JournalWise, High Value Care modules, MKSAP and other ACP educational resources and to participate in one or more of our many social and educational gatherings throughout the state. I also entreat you to reach out to your internist colleagues who aren't ACP members, and encourage them to join us.

As internists, specialists and sub-specialists alike, the ACP should be our Medical Home, fostering our growth and success as internal medicine physicians, and we will do that best with your help!


2014 ACP Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting

The ACP Arizona Chapter 2014 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions meeting, "Succeeding in the Midst of Change: Science and Practice in the New Era of Medicine", held at Arizona State University, recently concluded. The three day event, held October 24-26, 2014, opened doors and charted new territory for the Chapter. There was a Nobel Prize winner speaker, Leland Hartwell, PhD, as well as an innovator, Jeffrey Trent, PhD, President and Research Director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, TGen. For the first time, medical students had their own round of the ever popular Doctor's Dilemma, and dozens of medical students and residents presented and defended their posters. The busy weekend ended with a very special opportunity for medical students and residents to attend and participate at the Mayo Clinic Hospital "Sim Lab"! Throughout, a good time was had by all!!

Friday's program included Maintenance of Certification ABIM SEP Modules Updates on Medical Oncology, Pulmonary Medicine and Internal Medicine. Drs. Harshita R. Paripati, James M. Parish, Alan K. Rogers and Preethi William served as faculty. The Faculty Medical Education Consortium Luncheon, featured a Keynote address by Jack Ende, MD, MACP.

Keynote address by Jack Ende, MD, MACP

Keynote address by Jack Ende, MD, MACP

Panel Discussion, moderated by Pete Wertheim, Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association Executive Director featuring Drs. Cheryl O'Malley, Michael Grossman and Alan Leibowitz.

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.

A ground-breaking inclusion this year was the first ever Medical Student's Doctor's Dilemma round. Pictured here are the teams from ATSU/SOMA, UA-Tucson & Creighton University/St. Joseph's, moderator is Dr. Mark Zubriski.

The first round of judging of medical student and resident posters concluded the day's activities.

In the evening, a relaxed group gathered at Old Main on the Arizona State Campus for The Governor's Dinner and Town Hall Meeting. The new Chapter Master, Dr. Paul F. Howard, was feted, and new Chapter Laureate, outgoing Governor James V. Felicetta was welcomed. An addition to the dinner was the opportunity for all the Chapter Winners to accept the congratulations of the gathered guests and to say a few words. Dr. Kevin Moynahan, hosted the Awards presentations, with Chapter Leader of the Year Awardee Dr. Shakaib Rehman.

On Saturday, after the Governor's Council Breakfast and the Governor's Welcome, Dr. Anita C. Murcko introduced Dr. Leland Hartwell, Nobel Prize Winner. That address was followed by Dr. Charles Cutler, our ACP Representative, of two people addressing how the Affordable Care Act Improves Practice. A little later, Dr. James Keane was the Moderator of an Interative Medicine Panel, featuring a look at Mind-Picture here Body Approaches, by Dr. Ana Maria Lopez, and a comprehensive look not of man talking only at the history of Integrative Medicine, but also a discussion about Supplements and Herbs, from Dr. Larry R. Bergstrom.




After lunch, Dr. Kevin Moynahan presented the Chapter Awards. That is always an exciting time, so it is thoroughly covered later in this Newsletter. Once again, ACP Arizona Chapter received the Arizona Chapter Excellence Award.




Congratulations to All ACP Chapter Awardees!!!

Saturday afternoon included the preliminary round of Doctor's Dilemma™ Competition. Pictured is the team from Maricopa Medical Center. This was followed by Clinical Practice Guidelines panel, Moderated by Dr. Kevin Moynahan.

Saturday afternoon included the second round of the Poster Competition, with guidance from a large group of informed and careful ACP member judges. Sincere thanks to all speakers and participants!

Sunday, after vigorous Breakfast Roundtable discussions, Dr. Helene R. Labonte moderated the "State of the Art Medicine/Genomics" portion of the program, featuring Dr. Jeffrey Trent and Dr. Alan Bryce.

Exciting Oral Vignette Presentations followed, followed by the final round of the Doctor's Dilemma™ Competition. Minutes later, the final awards were presented and the meeting was over!

Thank you and Congratulations to outgoing Governor Felicetta and incoming Governor Robert M. Aaronson.

Finally, as she passes the "golden stethoscope" to 2015 Chair Dr. Eric Gall, the Chapter offers an enormous Thank you to Dr. Helene Labonte, who good-naturedly filled in all the gaps and managed a big job with grace. It was a wonderful meeting!


Arizona Chapter Honors and Awards - 2014 ACP Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Arizona Chapter presented the following Chapter honors and awards. Please join us in congratulating these members on their contributions and accomplishments.

Master: From the first Mastership award in 1923, to the present day, Masters of the American College of Physicians recognizes Fellows for "personal character, positions of honor, contributions towards furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine". Paul F. Howard, MD, MACP has received the honor of being named a Master in the American College of Physicians, and, as such, joins a select group of physicians world-wide who have been so honored, Dr. Howard has a distinguished career as a nationally recognized rheumatologist, practicing at Arthritis Health in Scottsdale. Dr. Howard is also a former Governor of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Congratulations on an honor well-earned!

Paul F. Howard, MD, MACP

Paul F. Howard, MD, MACP

Arizona has had 11 Masters. Here is a comprehensive list of Masters.

Laureate award winner, James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP

Laureate award winner, James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP


Outgoing Chapter Governor James V. Felicetta was named as a Chapter Laureate, acknowledging his hard work for theChapter as Governor for the past two years. Serious health issues have necessitated a move out-of-state so he can no longer serve. Governor Felicetta has embodied leadership that encourages and enlivens membership and, even though his tenure is shorter than we had hoped, he leaves the Chapter in excellent health, and he will be missed. Thank you Dr. Felicetta!

Dr. Duong and Dr. Kevin Moynahan, presenting the award

Dr. Duong and Dr. Kevin Moynahan, presenting the award

Volunteerism and Community Service Award - Binh Duong, DO - Dr. Duong has been a practicing internist in the greater Phoenix area for over 20 years. During his long and illustrious career, Dr. Duong has consistently been very active in community programs ranging from holding free health clinics to participating in St Vincent's de Paul community centers. He has been active in hosting hepatitis and chronic disease awareness campaigns amongst the Vietnamese American and Asian communities. He is an active physician volunteer for the Phoenix Asian Pacific Community in Action.

Arizona Chapter is pleased to have two recipients of the ACP Arizona Chapter Educator of the Year. Dr. Sonal Haerter is an outpatient faculty physician at St. Joseph's Medical Center. While she has been teaching residents throughout her time as faculty at St. Joseph's, she was given the opportunity to teach medical students when Creighton University School of Medicine created a partnership with St. Joseph's in 2012. Dr. Haerter shines as a teacher, students say it is "a joy and an honor" to work with her.

Dr. Sonal Haerter
Dr. Sonal Haerter

Dr. Moynahan with Dr. Mayar Al Mohajer
Dr. Moynahan with Dr. Mayar Al Mohajer

Dr. Mayar Al Mohajer is the director of the University of Arizona Medical Center Antimicrobial Stewardship. As such, he is actively involved in the formal and informal interdisciplinary education of infectious diseases and antimicrobial pharmacotherapy for graduate students, residents, fellows and staff, earning their respect and regard. Warm Congratulations to both!!

ACP Arizona Chapter Internist of the Year - This award honors an ACP Arizona Chapter Member, Fellow or Master who demonstrates longtime excellence in clinical practice, patient care, medical knowledge, professionalism, and service to the community. This year's award winner, Dr. Scott Wilson at El Rio Community Health Center and at St Mary's Hospital in Tucson, is an active volunteer at a hospital in Haiti, and has developed a community-based Hepatitis C treatment clinic within El Rio Community Health Center. His skill, leadership and dedication to the field have led to this award. Congratulations Dr. Wilson!

ACP Arizona Chapter Leader of the Year Award honors an ACP Arizona Chapter Member, Fellow or Master who is a recognized and respected leader in AZ medicine. This year's award recipient, Dr. Shakaib Rehman (Associate Chief of Staff for Education at the Phoenix VA Health Care System) has, within a short time, led and encouraged his colleagues to "expand their academic careers, publish research, become advocates and engage in academic activities…" He is creative, resourceful and supportive, energetic, unselfish and knowledgeable - and very well liked! Congratulations to Dr. Rehman.

Dr. Shakaib Rehman

Dr. Shakaib Rehman

ACP Arizona Chapter Resident/Fellow of the Year honors an ACP Arizona Chapter Member who demonstrates professionalism and leadership in her/his residency/fellowship program, the medical profession and the community. This year's award recipient Dr. Preethi William, (University Hospital, Tucson), is noted for her roles as leader, teacher and role model, all the while impressing her colleagues with her integrity, work ethic, compassion and dedication. Dr. William serves currently as Chair of the Council of Resident/Fellow Members.

Congratulations on a well-earned honor!

Dr. Preethi William

Dr. Preethi William

The ACP Arizona Chapter Medical Student of the Year honors ACP Arizona Chapter student members who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, interest in Internal Medicine, community service and outreach, and who have participated in ACP AZ Chapter and other Internal Medicine-related activities. Pablo Sanchez, a student at the UA COM-T, the 2014 awardee, has been an exemplary student, active in competitions, research all the while demonstrating academic excellence.

Our best to you Pablo!

Pablo Sanchez

Pablo Sanchez

Morton Fuchs Community-Based Education Memorial Award recognizes Rural Health Professions Program (RHPP) preceptors and students supported by ACP Arizona. 2014 Recipients are: Lisa Driscoll, her preceptor was Dr. Devin A. Mikles, Shannon Driscoll, who worked with Dr. Catherine O. Taylor; Hiba Khan, guided by Dr. Ismail Bokhari, Srishti Nayak, led by Dr. Cynthia Martin, and Peter Soliman, paired with Dr. Leon Driss.


Chapter Excellence Award

ACP Arizona has been honored with a 2014 Chapter Excellence Award. The Chapter Excellence Award recognizes those chapters that excel in reaching the standards for managing a chapter, such as communicating to members, instituting Medical Students' and Resident/Fellows' activities and advancing and recruiting members.


2014 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™ Competition is held annually as a medical jeopardy competition and this year featured both medical student and resident competitions.

The winning medical students' team was from the UofA, COM-T, and consisted of Andy Chuu, Natalie Liu and Brandon Nokes.

Winning medical students' team

Winning medical students' team

First Place Overall Winner: the University of Arizona at University Campus Internal Medicine Residency Program, Drs. Irbaz Riaz, Mohammed A. H. Hudeeb, and Juston Zon-ern Lee. Here the team is shown, along with UA Residency Program Director Dr. Laura Meinke and Doctor's Dilemma subcommittee Chair Dr. Allan Markus.

Oral Clinical Vignette

First Place: Geoffrey J. Orme, DO, MPH, Banner Good Samaritan, "The Hunger Game Nesidioblastosis" pictured with Posters/Abstracts/Oral Vignette Chair, Dr. Hamed Abbaszadegan.

Second Place: Colin B. Fitterer, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona, "How to Find "A" and "L" in heart faiLure"

Third Place: Rishi Kumar Bhargava, MD, UACOM @ South Campus, "Dialyzable Currents of Injury - Falsus Cor Mortem.

Poster Presentations

Medical Student Winners

First Place: Pablo Sanchez, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, "The Unfortunate Perfect Storm - Mucormycosis In a Patient With Kidney Transplantation and Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus"

Second Place: Aaron Klassen, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, "Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Lenticulostriate Artery Aneurysm"

Third Place: Trenden Flanigan, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, "Unilateral Alveolar Hemorrhage in a Patient with Pulmonary-Renal Syndrome"

PGY-1 Poster Winners

First Place: Mohit Pahuja, MD, St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, "DRESS Syndrome Presenting as Adult Onset Still Disease"

Second Place: Daniel Butler, MD, UACOM @ University Campus, "Late Onset Psoriasis: Common disease, common population, uncommonly seen."

Third Place: Shruti Mony, MD, St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, "Idiopathic Mycotic Aortic Aneurysm"

Research Poster Winners

First Place: Andrew Welch, Midwestern, "The Novel Angiotensin (1-7) Cleavage Product Angiotensin (1-4) Increases Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Secretion and Cell Viability in Cultured Mouse Islets"

Second Place: Lauren Massimo Querin, UACOM - P, "Celiac Disease in the Hispanic Population @ Maricopa Integrated Health System"

Third Place: Allon Kahn, MD, Mayo Clinic, "The effects of Bowel Cleansing on the Diagnostic Yield of Duodenal Aspirates for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth"

Case Report Poster Winners

First Place: Namit Rohant, MD, UACOM @ University Campus, "The Ancient Disease Scurvy: A Medical Mystery in the Modern World Secondary to Celiac Disease"

Second Place: Salma Patel, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic, "Glossopharyngeal Seuralgia: A Rare Cause of Craniofacial Pain"

Third Place: Gowri Radhakrishnan, MD, auacom @ South Campus, "Hand in hand with Clandestine Drug Abuse"

Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Poster Winners

First Place: Adebisi (Bisi) Alli, DO, Banner Good Samaritan, "Patient Safety as a Consultative Service: Teaching Residents to Evaluate Medical Errors"

Second Place: Scott McShane, DO, Banner Good Samaritan, "Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Resident Clinic"

Third Place: Sridhar Reddy, MD, UACOM@ South Campus, "Heart Failure Exacerbation Re-Admission Rate Prevention: A Quality Improvement Project".

ACP Arizona is impressed with the work of all its awardees and is honored to support First Place Oral Vignette Winner Geoffrey J. Orme, DO, MPH, Banner Good Samaritan, First Place Research Poster Winner Andrew Welch from Midwestern, and the 1st Place Doctor's Dilemma™ Competition Team from the University of Arizona at University Campus: Emad N. Hammode, MD, Glenn Stokken, MD and Irbaz Riaz, MD as they prepare to travel!

They will represent the Chapter at the ACP 2015 IM National Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts


ACP Arizona Post Course

A select number of medical students convened at the Mayo Clinic Hospital for a fascinating afternoon at their Simulation Laboratory. Pictured here is Atlantis Russ, UA COM-T, being instructed by Jan Stepanek MD, Director Mayo Clinic Arizona Simulation Center. The Chapter would like to especially thank Drs. Helene Labonte and Kwan Lee, for their invaluable assistance in this event.


Congratulations to the newest ACP-AZ Fellows

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

Amit B. Agarwal, MD, PhD
Jacob A. Allgood, DO, FACP
Mayar Al Mohajer, MD, FACP
Jamal Alkhatib, MD, FACP
Kenneth O. Anaeme, MD, FACP
Bruce P. Packer, MD, FACP
Thomas D. Boyer, MD, FACP
Joel V. Brill, MD, FACP
Jason A. Brown, MD, FACP
Fernando Raul D. De Castro, MD, FACP
Mary E. Evans, MD, FACP
Rafael Fonseca, MD, FACP
Matthew I. Gembala, MD, FACP
Santhosh Gheevarghese John, MD, FACP
Syma A. Hamidi, MD, FACP
Ann L. Hightower, MD, FACP
Mahendran Jayaraj, MD, FACP
Arun Srinivasan Kannan, MBBS, FACP
Ankur A. Karnik, MD, FACP
Lisa N. Kransdorf, MD, FACP
Madappa N. Kundranda, MD, PhD, FACP
Roshni M. Kundranda, MD FACP
Roy D. Loewenstein, MD, FACP
Shahnaz Mazdeh, MD, FACP
Yulius Mustafa, MD, FACP
Robert A. Myers, Jr., MD, FACP
Ipuole Ogar, MD, FACP
Robert R. Orford, MDCM, FACP
Pedro R. Rodriguez-Guggiari, MD, FACP
Peter W. Santos, DO, FACP
Mark H. Stoecker, MD, FACP
Bijin Thajudeen, MD, FACP
Suneela Vegunta, MD, FACP
Ryan Clark Van Woerkom, MD, FACP
Tirdad T. Zangeneh, DO, FACP.

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.


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.


Updates on National ACP Programs

Internal Medicine 2015

Internal Medicine 2015 Boston!! Consider coming for the experience of a lifetime!!


ACP Excellence in Medical Education


April 28-29 Precourses
April 30-May 2 Scientific Program, Clinical Skills Center, Exhibit Hall

Details about Internal Medicine 2015's robust offerings are now available on ACP's Website!

New episode of the Consult Guys! How would you handle this? Watch video and take CME quiz.

Introducing ACP Smart Medicine: This exciting new tool, provided free to you with ACP membership, is proving invaluable to members worldwide. With "One Click to Confidence", members can access original content specifically developed for internal medicine. Check below for the full scoop!!

This new point-of-care, clinical decision support tool is FREE to members! Learn more or log in now.


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.

Choosing Wisely

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. It will provide all the information you will need!!

HIV Screening

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.

Joining Forces

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.

Know Your Dose

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.

The Million Hearts Campaign

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 Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

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 Membership Recruitment Opportunities for YOU

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 141,000 members.

To thank you for your time and effort, we offer the following recruitment program. Between now and March 15, 2015, receive - for one, two, three or four new members - info below!

  • 1 - $100 credit toward your 2015-16 annual dues
  • 2 - $200 credit toward your 2015-16 annual dues
  • 3 - $300 credit toward your 2015-16 annual dues
  • 4+ - Free membership in 2015-16!!

Plus, for every member recruited, you will receive an entry into a grand-prize drawing for a trip to Internal Medicine 2016 in Washington, DC that includes registration, airfare (up to $500), and four days of hotel accommodations.


To be considered a "" 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, 2014 and March 15, 2015.
  • • Write your name in the recruiter box on the top of the Membership application.

For much more information.


The Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting -- ACP Arizona Thanks!

We want to recognize the tireless efforts of Helene Labonte, DO, FACP 2014 Program Chair who led the following committees and subcommittees who designed this 2014 Scientific Meeting.

Thanks to Chairs and Co-chairs of each Subcommittee.

Program Planning Committee Members

Helene Labonte, DO, FACP, 2014 Program Chair
David J. Gullen, MD, MACP, 2014 Program Co-Chair
Hamed Abbaszadegan, MD, MBA
Neil M. Ampel, MD, FACP
Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP
, 2011 Program Chair
James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP, Governor, Arizona Chapter 2013-2014
David J. Gullen, MD, MACP, 2014 Program Co-Chair
Mansoor Jatoi, DPO
Santhosh Gheevarghese John, MD, FACP
James F. Keane, DO
Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP
, AZ Chapter Gov. 2009 - 2013
Allan L. Markus, MD, MS, MBA, FACP
Kevin F. Moynahan, MD, FACP
, 2009 Program Chair
Anita C. Murcko, MD, FACP, Advocacy Chair
Rakesh Nanda, MD, FACP
Salma Patel, MD, MPH
Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP
Jaya Raj, MD, FACP
Shaikab U. Rehman, MD, FACP
Peter Santos, DO
Howard M. Shulman, DO, FACP, FACOI
, 2010 Program Chair
Steven Taylor, UACOM-T Medical Student
Rupal Vora, MD, FACP, 2013 Program Co-Chair



Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP, Chair
Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP
James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP
Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP
Rakesh Nanda, MD, FACP
Kevin F. Moynahan, MD, FACP
Howard M. Shulman, DO, FACP, FACOI
Salma Patel, MD

Doctor's Dilemma™

Allan Markus, MD, MSA, MBA, FACP, Chair
Bujii Ainapurapu, MD, FACP
William G. Elliott, DO, FACP
Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP
James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP
Helene Labonte, DO, FACP
Laura Meinke, MD, FACP, FCCP
William Peppo, DO, FACP
Jayne M. Peterson, MD, FACP
Evelyn Scwalenberg, DO, MS,FACP
Rupal S. Vora, MD, FACP
Mark Zubriski, MD, PhD

Posters/Abstracts/Oral Vignettes

Hamed Abbasadegan, MD, MBA, Chair
Viet Do, DO
Timothy C. Fagan, MD, FACP
James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP
Richard Gerkin, MD, MS, FACP, FACMT
Mansoor Jatoi, DO
Helene Labonte, DO, FACP
Emily Mallin, MD, 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:

Hamed Abbaszadegan, MD, MBA
Mayer La Mohajer, MD, FACP
Majid Asawaeer, MD
Ambuga Badari, MBBS
F. Brian Boudi, MD, FACP
Richard Carlson, MD, PhD, MACP
Gajapathiraju Chamarthi, MD
Michael Chesser, MD
Charles Cutler, MD, MACP
Viet Do, DO
Vijay Doraiswamy, MD, FACP
Binh Duong, DO, FACP
Jack Ende, MD, MACP
James V. Felicetta, MD, FACP
Angela Felix, DO
Eric Gall, MD, MACP
Richard Gerkin, MD, FACP
Paul Howard, MD, MACP
Mahendran Jayaraj, MD
Mohammed Kanaan, MD
Chandana Keshavamurthy, MD
Jewel Kling, MD, MPH
Helene Labonte, MD, FACP
Robert Ligorsky, DO, FACO, MACOI
Jeffrey Lisse, MD, FACP
Allan Markus, MD, FACP
Cara McCarty, MD
Laura Meinke, MD, FACP, FCCP
Devin Mikles, MD, FACP
Robert Myers, MD, FACP
Jayne Peterson, MD, FACP
Shakaib Rehman, MD, FACP
Pedro Rodriguez-Guggiari, MD
Dorothy Sanderson, MD, FACP
Avtar Singh, MD
Shannon Skinner, MD, FACP
Sumi Sukumaran Nair, MD
Eugene Trowers, MD, MPH, FACP
Sudhir Tutiki, MD
Alp Umar, MD, FCCP, FACP
Rupal Vora, MD, FACP
Kevin Wilson, DO, FACP
Mark Zubriski, PhD, MD