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Meet the District of Columbia Governor-elect

Congratulations to the District of Columbia Chapter Governor-elect, Shmuel Shoham, MD, FACP. Our  Governor-elect (GE) will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start 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. In the meantime, Dr. Shoham will be working closely with Dr. Patel (the current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GE, read his bio below.

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.