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Debra L. Stottlemyer, MD,
Governor, ACP Southern California Region II
Over Thanksgiving this past weekend, I was reflecting on how
much I have to be thankful for with our ACP Chapter. We had a
highly successful Scientific Meeting in October with nearly 600
attendees-more than any meeting in our history.
The speakers were excellent, especially our keynote speaker,
Dr. Suzanne Donovan who arrived at the conference
directly from Nairobi where she had been attending the African
Union Ebola Conference. Her report from the front lines of the
Ebola fight was fascinating and timely.
The workshops were well attended as members learned practical
tips on ophthalmology and office spirometry as well as splinting
Splinting and Fracture Workshop
Additionally, MOC points were earned at our four SEP module
SEP Module in progress
We had a record-breaking poster competition with over 300
student, resident and fellow submissions from all three regions
plus the Navy.
Vibrant Poster Competition!
For the traditional categories of "Research" and
"Clinical Vignette", each region had it's own individual
competition. But for the new category of "Innovation" all
four regions were combined-and Region II carried away 3 of the 6
awards! I am pleased to announce our winners:
Heather Hofmann, MD (UCI)-First PlaceVaraz Bozoghlanian, MD (UCI)-Second PlaceJennifer Kumar, MD (UCI)-Third Place
David Tehrani (UCI)-First PlaceBryan Yeh (UCR)-Second PlaceSrikanth Krisnath (UCI)-Third Place
Rola Khedraki, MD (UCI)-First PlaceYung Lyou, MD (UCI)-Second PlaceSarah Thomas, MD (UCR)-Third Place
Tanya Doctorian (Loma Linda)-First PlaceKirti Malhotra (UCI)-Second PlaceMajid Husain-Third Place
Heather Hofmann (UCI) & Anh Tuan
Pham (Loma Linda)-Third Place
Neesha Mody (UCI)-First PlaceEric Ton (UCI)-Third Place
In addition to our poster winners, Region II's Award's
Committee, chaired by Philip Gold, MD, MACP
(Thank-you, Phil!), awarded two Laureate and four Master Teacher
awards (one from each medical school in our region). The Laureate
Award is the most prestigious award given at the local level. It
honors Fellows or Masters of the ACP who have demonstrated by their
example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical
care, education, or research, and in service to their community,
their chapter, and the American College of Physicians. Master
Teachers are recognized by their colleagues as being superlative
Daniel Kim, MD-Laureate AwardPaul Selecky, MD-Laureate Award
(L-->R): Paul Selecky, Phil Gold, Dan Kim, Deb
Ingrid Blomquist, MD-Master Teacher, Loma Linda
George V Lawry, II MD-Master Teacher, UCI
Larry Loo, MD-Master Teacher, UCR
Edward Barnes, MD-Master Teacher, Western
(L-->R) Ingrid Blomquist, Alpesh Amin (accepting for George
Lawry), Edward Barnes, Larry Loo, Phil Gold, Deb Stottlemyer
If you know any of the winners and/or awardees, please join me
in personally congratulating them on their achievements!
I want to thank my fellow Governors, Howard
Williams (Region III) and Soma Wali
(Region I) who were my fellow Planning Committee Members for their
hard work, along with our Executive Director, Gus
Chavez! Without them, the meeting would not have been
Dr. Soma Wali, Governor Region I with Deb Stottlemyer
Dr. Howard Williams, Governor Region III
Executive Director, Gus Chavez
Next we have a bit of news about new and future leaders of the
chapter. Dr. Edward Barnes who served us well as Treasurer this
past year is stepping down. Dr. Pam Anderson
Yamanishi graciously agreed to take his place, and she was
unanimously elected at our business meeting in Orange on October
18. I want to thank Ed for his work and welcome Pam to the
(L-->R): Deb Stottlemyer, Debra Craig, Ingrid Blomquist, Pam
Anderson Yamanishi (our new treasurer)
Speaking of the team, I am very excited to announce that the
election results are in, and your next Governor will be Dr.
Alpesh Amin. Dr. Amin, Chair of Internal Medicine at UCI,
is already a Master of the College and will serve you admirably
during his term. He will officially become Governor-Elect during
Internal Medicine week in Boston next spring and a year later begin
his four-year term as the Governor of Southern California Region II
of the American College of Physicians. For more information, please
find his bio on the ACP
Dr. Amin working hard as the Chair of the Poster Competition
Moving to an update on our membership, the ACP Credentials
Committee has worked hard and with the approval of the Board of
Regents, elected several of our members to ACP Fellowship. I have
the pleasure of announcing our newest Fellows:
Michael Allen Wilson, MD, FACP
Dariush Lavi, MD, FACP
Sarah Strube, DO, FACP
Mohamad Albouidani, MD, FACP
Tarek T Moqattash, MD, FACP
For those of you who know the above physicians, please join me
in congratulating them on their election to Fellowship.
Last but not least, the ACP Award Committee has announced that
the Board of Regents has approved one of our own to receive a
Mastership at Internal Medicine 2015. Dr. Lawrence Loo, MD is
exemplary of the type of physicianship the College recognizes with
this remarkable honor.
Dr. Larry Loo, accepting his UCR Master Teacher Award
As a clinician, teacher, scholar, and mentor, he has forwarded
the field of medicine in multiple dimensions, and will join 64
other ACP Fellows in receiving the rank of Master in Boston.
Congratulations, Larry! I am sure your colleagues will congratulate
you as well.
As you can see, we have much to be thankful for in our ACP
Chapter. I want to personally thank each of you for your continued
commitment to excellence in your career. As a physician, you make a
difference in the lives of your patients, students, colleagues and
family every day.