Meet the New Governor-elect - California Northern

Congratulations to the California Northern Chapter Governor-elect (GE), Danny L. Sam, MD, FACP. Our new GE will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start their four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2025. As Governor, Dr. Sam will serve as the official representative of the College for our Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Sam will be working closely with Dr. Chen (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and their duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GE, read their bio below.

Danny L. Sam, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Howard University College of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training:

Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine

Present Employment Position: The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente (KP), Santa Clara, CA

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Co-Chair, Annual Meeting Planning Committee since 2023; Chair, Program Directors Council since 2012; Chair, Membership Committee 2012-2018; Governor's Search Committee 2018; Member, Award Committee 2010-2015; Member, Governor’s Council since 2012; Poster Judge 2008-2017, 2019, & 2021,2022

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 1999; Membership since 1990; Alternate for Angie Chen, MD, Board of Governor's Meeting 2022; Attendee, Internal Medicine Meeting 2008, 2013, 2016-2017, 2019 & since 2021

Other Appointments/Activities: Director, GME, KP, Santa Clara, CA; Professor, Institute of Medical Educators, KP, Santa Clara; Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Science, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine; Associate Professor, Stanford University SOM; Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, Boston University SOM-KP Silicon Valley Regional Campus; Assistant Professor, UC Davis SOM; Former Internal Medicine Residency Program Director; Partnered with FHQC Root's Clinic, (Community Service); Medical Executive Committee, Local Leadership; Peer Review Committee, Local Leadership

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Graduate/Undergraduate Medical Education; Diabetes