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Chapter News

Congratulations New California Chapter Fellows

California Northern

  • Rahul Banerjee, MD FACP
  • Michael J Rogers, MD FACP
  • Nabin Timilsina, MBBS FACP
  • Ehab E Tuppo, DO PhD FACP

California Southern 1

  • Gholamreza Badiee, MD FACP
  • Priti Gagneja, MD FACP
  • Sarfaraz A Mansuri, MBBS FACP
  • Chad S Sparks, MD FACP

California Southern 3

  • Franklin Galef, MD FACP

(March 2022) Congratulations to the California Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


Potential ACP Governor-Elect Candidates: California Southern 1 & California Southern 2

Nominations Due by April 14, 2022

(March 2022) As you know, the ACP national office is conducting a Governor-Elect election for our chapter this year. The Local Nominations Committees will be responsible for identifying up to two candidates who are willing and able to serve a four-year term (April 2024 - April 2028), in addition to a year of training as Governor-elect (April 2023 - April 2024).

We are looking for a dynamic leader who exhibits integrity, shows commitment to the College and demonstrates dedication to the Chapter and the medical community. The successful candidate will work with Chapter members and with leaders in internal medicine at the national level. A Governor typically spends several hours per week on College Business with the support of executive administrative staff. Serving as an ACP Governor can be an extremely rewarding and life changing experience. 

Click here to view the Governor Job Responsibilities.

Only ACP MACPs and FACPs are eligible for consideration. If you would like to submit the name of a colleague or self-nominate, contact Chapter Staff. 

All potential candidate information must be submitted by Wednesday April 14, 2022. 


Congratulations New California Chapter Fellows

California Northern

  • Srikanth Naramala, MD FACP

California Southern 1

  • May S. Kyi, MBBS MD FACP
  • Grant A Turner, MD FACP
  • Noah Wald-Dickler, MD FACP

(February 2022) Congratulations to the California Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


Support our Local Speakers at Internal Medicine 2022

Join ACP and your colleagues as we reconvene to meet our personal and professional goals. World-renowned faculty will present important topics and the latest evidenced-based clinical and practice information that invite you to discover new ways to improve your own techniques and patient care. Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 will also introduce a refreshed schedule and two plenary gatherings featuring must-see speakers.

We wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on this year’s California Chapter Members who are serving as faculty:

Paul Aronowitz, California Northern
Clinical Images to Improve Your Knowledge Base and Refine Your Clinical Reasoning Skills 

C Noel Bairey Merz, California Southern
Women and Heart Disease

Danielle Belardo, California Southern
Social Media and Women’s Health: Doctor, I Saw This on the Internet

Rachel Brook, California Southern
Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind: Neurology, Psychiatry, and Metabolism/Nutrition

Lovelee Brown, California Southern
The DEI Shift Podcast: Launching a Successful DEI Initiative

Jonathan Chen, California Northern
Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning for Clinical Care of the Future

Gina Choi Cerritos, California Southern
Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind: Pulmonology, Hepatology, and Infectious Diseases

Gurpreet Dhaliwal, California Northern
Diagnostic Reasoning for the Internist
Stump the Professor

Kari Franson, California Southern 1
Cannabis: Harmful or Healing?

Jaesu Han, California Southern 
Psychiatry for the Nonpsychiatrist

Gregory Heestand, California Northern
Oncology Vocabulary

Akira Ishiyama, California Southern 1
Otology for the Internist

John Kelso, California Southern 3
IgE-Mediated Diseases for the Internist: What’s a Nice Antibody Like You Doing in a Place Like This?

Elaine Khoong, California Northern
Leveraging Digital Health Tools to Create and Support Equity and Parity

Daniel Kim Yorba, California Southern 2
Building: Personal Statement Interviewing and Advocacy

Michelle Kittleson, California Southern 1
Inpatient Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Tiffany Leung, California Southern 3
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as the Secret to Successful Teams

Ron Li, California Northern
Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning for Clinical Care of the Future

Tammy Lin, California Southern 3
Saturday Plenary: Reawaken Your Power, Reaffirm Your Value, and Reinvent the System

Jose Maldonado, California Northern
Inpatient Delirium

Ashley McMullen, California Northern
Humanism in Medicine

Linda Anh Nguyen, California Southern 1
GI Syndromes You Don't Know Enough About

Teryl Nuckols, California Southern 1
When Your Medically Ill Inpatient Has Opioid Use Disorder

Michael Policar, California Northern
Clinical Triad: What's Hot in Sexual Health, Pelvic Floor Disorders, and Contraception?

Eleanor Schwarz, California Northern
A Complete Contraceptive Toolkit: Cases and Demos

Carlin Senter, California Northern
Hip Pain: The Essentials in Evaluation and Treatment

Chrisandra Shufelt, California Southern 1
Clinical Triad: What's Hot in Sexual Health, Pelvic Floor Disorders, and Contraception?
Social Media and Women’s Health: Doctor, I Saw This on the Internet

Michael Steinman, California Northern
Deprescribing for Care of Older Adults

Sarah Takimoto, California Southern 1
The DEI Shift Podcast: Launching a Successful DEI Initiative


BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

(December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Congratulations to the following members who advanced to ACP Fellowship:

California Northern

  • Rohit Arora, DO, FACP
  • Ingrid W. Bauer, MD, FACP
  • David Aniefiok Inyangetor, MD FACP
  • Zahid Iqbal, MD, FACP
  • Lauren Lemieux, MD, FACP
  • James E. McNicholas, DO, FACP
  • Christina Pham, MD, FACP
  • John P. Schwerkoske, MD, FACP
  • Atul Nayaran Sharma, MD, FACP
  • Aaron T. Smith, MD, FACP
  • Monish Ullal, MD, FACP
  • Lijia Xie, MD, FACP
  • Lily Zhong, MD, FACP

California Southern 1

  • Susan Duan, MD, FACP
  • Katherine M. Frishe, MD, FACP
  • Freddy Lim, MD FACP
  • Christopher C. Wong, DO, FACP
  • Wei-I Wu, MD FACP

California Southern 2

  • Asma M. Kazi, MD, FACP
  • Abuzaid Medani, MD, FACP
  • Glenn Y. Miya, MD, FACP
  • Anh Tuan N. Pham, MD, FACP
  • Mina Ragheb, MD, FACP
  • LCDR Kelli R. Randell, MD, FACP

(December 2021) Congratulations to the California Chapters' newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


Chapter Members Receive Mastership

(October 2021) Congratulations to the following California Chapter members on receiving Mastership. MACP is one of the most prestigious awards in the college, for those fellows of the college who demonstrate integrity, the utmost professional behaviors, excellence in the practice of medicine, and significant impact on the profession. ACP Bylaws state that Masters shall be Fellows who have been selected because of "integrity, positions of honor, impact in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine." Masters must be highly accomplished persons demonstrating impact in practice, leadership, or in medical research. Evidence of their achievements can come from many types of endeavors such as renown within their field and/or ACP chapter, research, education, health care initiatives, volunteerism, administrative positions, care of patients, and service to their community. MACPs represent a very small percentage of college membership. 

Eliza L. Chin, MD, MACP
Piedmont, California

Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MACP
Los Angeles, California

Jess Mandel, MD, MACP
La Jolla, California

Howard V. Williams, MD, MACP
San Diego, California

Dean L. Winslow, MD, MACP
Stanford, California

Roy T. Young, MD, MACP
Rancho Mirage, California


New Fellows

(July 2021) Congratulations to the following members who have advanced to ACP Fellowship in the past six months:

California Northern
Raman Moradkhan, MD FACP
Uchenna A Okoronkwo II, MD FACP
Robert F Quon, MD FACP
Jules Vieaux, MD FACP

California Southern 1
William Carroll, MD FACP
Erin Dowling, MD FACP
Daniel G Kahn, MD FACP
Antonio M Pessegueiro, MD FACP
Jacob K Quinton, MD MPH FACP
Veronica Ramirez, MD FACP
Inderpreet S Saini, MD FACP
Sina Shafiei, MD FACP
Siddharth Singh, MBBS FACP
Arielle Sommer, MD FACP
Efrain Talamantes, MD FACP
Pamela Tsing, MD FACP

California Southern 2
Mehrdad Abbasi, MD FACP
Afshan Baraghoush, MD FACP
Anas Kawayeh, MD FACP
Paul S Lee, MD FACP
Hung-I Liao, MD FACP
Patrick Jos Merrill, MD FACP
Akbar M Nassiry, MD MPH FACP

California Southern 3
Stacie H Ly, MD FACP
Adrienne A Nassar, MD FACP
Miguel A Pena Ruiz, MD FACP
Candace I Sprott, MD MBA FACP


Statement on Anti-Asian Racism, Violence, and Bias

In light of increasing anti-Asian attacks, violence, and hate crimes, the ACP California Southern Region I, California Southern Region II, California Southern Region III, California Northern, North Dakota, Hawaii, Montana, Idaho and Massachusetts Chapters condemn and denounce all forms of racism, violence, and bias against all races and ethnic groups in the strongest possible terms. We stand in solidarity with all victims of violence and their families as well as any fellow Pan Asian1 community members facing anti-Asian attacks or discrimination.

Read the full statement


ACP's Online CME & MOC Learning Center adds information on state-specific CME requirements

(Spring 2021) Wondering about California's CME requirements? You can now visit the Online CME & MOC Learning Center and click on the "State CME Requirements" tab to learn all about what you need to do. Note: You must be logged into your ACP Online account to access this information.