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Meet the new California Northern Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the California Northern Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Chwen-Yuen A. Chen, MD, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2021. As Governor, Dr. Chen will serve as the official representative of the College for the California Northern Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Chen will be working closely with Dr. Gill (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read her bio below.

Chwen-Yuen A. Chen, MD, FACP Chwen-Yuen A. Chen, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: University of California, Davis

Post-Doctoral Training: California Pacific Medical Center; Santa Clara Valley Medical Center; University of California, Davis

Certification: Internal Medicine; Addiction Medicine

Present Position: Stanford University

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Immediate Past President; Treasurer

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2013; Well-being Champion 2019

Other Appointments/Activities:
Newsletter Editor, CA Society of Addiction Medicine; Board Member, Chair of Communications, CA Society of Addiction Medicine; Delegate, House of Delegates, Specialty Delegation representing ACP, California Medical Association (CMA); Treasurer, Executive Committee, Specialty Delegation; Member, Doctor's Confidential Help Line, CMA

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Physician Well Being/Physician Substance Use and Suicide; Addiction Medicine and the Opioid Epidemic, as I am practicing addiction specialist; Advocacy Work through Local Legislature