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Meet the District of Columbia Governor

The District of Columbia Chapter Governor, Shmuel Shoham, MD, FACP started his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2020. As Governor, Dr. Shoham will serve as the official representative of the College for the District of Columbia Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level.


Shmuel Shoham, MD, FACP Shmuel Shoham, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Post-Doctoral Training: Residency and Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Certification: ABIM, Infectious Diseases

Present Position: Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Program Chair, Annual Meeting 2009-2013; Chair, Annual Program Committee 2009-2014:
Member, Governor's Advisory Committee since 2009; Member, Awards Committee since 2015
Recipient, Laureate Award 2015; Instructor, SEM ABIM module, Update in Hospital Medicine and Update in Internal Medicine 2015; Organizer, Book Club since 2017

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2009; Ad Hoc reviewer, Annals of Internal Medicine. Identified as a Best Reviewer for 2014, 2016, 2017

Other Appointments/Activities:
Member, Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee: Prevention and Treatment of Cancer-Related Infections, National Comprehensive Cancer Care Network; Chair, Transplant Infectious Diseases Committee, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center; Associate Director of Clinical Research, Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Member, The Johns Hopkins Health System Formulary Management Committee; Member, SICU Executive Safety Rounds (CUSP team) and Antibiotic Subcommittee, P&T Committee, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Infectious Diseases: Particularly in hospitalized and immunocompromised patients. Improving quality of care and preventing patient harm. Putting the patient/doctor relationship at the center of medical care.