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Biographical Sketch and Vision Statement for New Governor-elect

Robert B. Slease

Congratulations to the Delaware Chapter Governor-Elect, Robert B. Slease, MD, FACP. He will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2011. As Governor, Dr. Slease will serve as the official representative of the College for the Delaware Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Slease will be working closely with Dr. O'Neill, the current Governor, and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Slease, below is his bio and vision statement for the chapter.

Robert B. Slease

Biographical Sketch

DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH: 10/15/46, Topeka, KS;
EDUCATION: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS - MD, 1972;
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, Internal Medicine Internship 1972-73, Residency 1973-75, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship 1975-77;
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine 1975, Hematology 1978;
MILITARY: US Navy Reserve: Active Duty 1971-80, Reserve status 1980-90;
PRESENT POSITION: Chief, Hematology Section, CCHS, Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Laboratory, CCHS, Associate Director, CCHS Blood Bank, Private Hematology Group Practice - Delaware Clinical & Laboratory Physicians;
ACP ACTIVITIES: Fellow 1985, Laureate Award 2008, Previous member, Executive Council, Previous coordinator, Medical Student Mentoring Program;
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: CCHS Medical Ethics Committee (education coordinator), Chairman, CCHS Transfusion Practice Committee, Dept. of Medicine Executive Committee and Credentials Committee, CCHS Pain and Palliative Care Committee, Board of Directors Delaware Chapter - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Medical Advisory Board, Blood Bank of DelMarva;
OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Clinical Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College and Associate Member, Cardeza Foundation, Thomas Jefferson Univ., Philadelphia, PA, Previous Appointments: Univ. of Oklahoma Health Services Center - Associate Professor 1980-86, Professor 1986-90, Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program 1982-90 and Clinical Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program 1986-90;
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Hematologic malignancies, blood and marrow hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Vision Statement

Physicians must have a crucial role in shaping the healthcare system that evolves over the next decade. After more than 30 years in clinical medicine, both in academic and practice settings, I am convinced that the ACP is the most important voice for internal medicine and each of its subspecialties in this effort. We must formulate and maintain standards of clinical excellence amidst changing patterns of care delivery. Members should set examples for medical students and residents that encourage careers in primary care and strengthen commitments to medical education and research. Challenges in the current environment are daunting, but the ACP is well-positioned to address them effectively. As always, the ACP should continue strong advocacy for the membership, the medical community in general, and, most importantly, our patients.