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Meet the new California Southern 1 Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the California Southern 1 Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Eric P. Hsieh, MD, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2024. As Governor, Dr. Hsieh will serve as the official representative of the College for the California Southern 1 Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Hsieh will be working closely with Dr. Lazarus (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read his bio below.


Eric P. Hsieh, MD, FACP 

Medical School Education: Keck School of Medicine of USC (University of Southern California) 

Post-Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine Residency Program, USC/LAC+USC

Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Present Position: Vice Chair, Educational Affairs, Internal Medicine Residency Director, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, USC

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Member, Regional Leadership Committee/Governor’s Council 2016-2022; Workshop Panelist & Moderator, Getting into Residency, Regional Meeting 2017-2018; Abstract Reviewer & Judge, Associate Competition 2017-2019; Presenter & Mentor, Resident/Student Abstracts 2017-2022

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2011; Judge, Clinical Vignettes, Internal Medicine Meeting 2015, 2017, 2018, & 2022; Mentor, Medical Student Mentoring Program 2017, 2018, & 2022; Presenter & Mentor, Resident Abstracts 2017-2022

Other Appointments/Activities: Chapter Councilor, Alpha Omega Alpha, Keck School of Medicine; Member, Gold Humanism Society; Graduate Medical Education Committee, USC; Student Affairs Committee, USC; Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine; California Consortium for Assessment of Clinical Competence; Interprofessional Communication Committee, LAC+USC; Emergency Code Preparedness Committee, Keck Hospital; Chair, AAPI Resource Group, Keck Hospital; Diversity Task Force, Keck Medical Center; Director, Student Run Clinic, USC/Keck; Internal Medicine Faculty Advisor, Keck School of Medicine 

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Medical Education - I have served as Program Director of the USC / LAC+USC Internal Medicine Residency Program for the past 11 years and Vice Chair of Education for the past 8 years. During that time, we have graduated over 650 internists into practice, many within the Southern California area. I am also the primary advisor for all Keck School of Medicine students seeking a career in Internal Medicine; Health Care Disparities - My primary area of research has been investigating disparities in health care with regard to socio-economic status, mental health, and ethnicity; Quality Improvement Within Healthcare Systems - Working in an administrative role at a large private quaternary hospital (Keck Medical Center) and at the largest safety net hospital in Los Angeles (LAC+USC) has given me a unique perspective on the opportunities for quality improvement in different healthcare systems.