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Biographical Sketch and Vision Statement for Governor

Robert J. Nardino, MD, FACP

Robert J. Nardino, MD, FACP started his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2013. As Governor, Dr. Nardino serves as the official representative of the College for the Connecticut Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level.

DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH: April 12, 1965 Hackensack, NJ; EDUCATION: M.D., University of Chicago-Pritzker, 1990; POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: USAF Medical Center Wright-Patterson, Internal Medicine, July 1990-June 1993; CERTIFICATION: ABIM, 1993, 2003; MILITARY: USAF, 1990-1997; PRESENT POSITION: Residency Program Director, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT; ACP ACTIVITIES: Elected to Fellow, 2000; ACP Annual Session: 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006; CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Medical Challenge, began program in 1999; Chapter MSFM Moderator, 2003-2005; Chapter Scientific Session Program Chair, 2005-present; Chapter Council, 2006-present; Laureate Award, 2005; HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Medical Records Committee, 1997-2000; Graduate Medical Education Committee, 2000-present; Transfusion Committee, 2005-present; volunteer speaker, Health & Wellness Program, 1999-present; volunteer care at methadone clinic, 1997-present; youth soccer coach, 2001-2008; OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine; AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Medical Education

Vision Statement

I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for Governor of the Connecticut Chapter. I have been involved with the ACP for nearly 20 years, first with the USAF Chapter (the Society for Air Force Physicians) and since 1998 with the Connecticut Chapter. There are tremendous opportunities awaiting over the next several years: in education, as Connecticut anticipates the opening of a new medical school at Quinnipiac University, particularly given its emphasis on primary care; in policy development, as healthcare legislation continues to evolve; and in advocacy, as we continue to take the lead in our profession in reinforcing that our primary objective is to serve our patients with compassion and respect. Our chapter has been exemplary in advancing the mission, goals and core values of the ACP and I aim to maintain this tradition.