About the Chapter


Ankush K. Bansal, MD, FACP

Head of (c)(6)

Elisa M. Sottile, MD, FACP

Head of (c)(3)

Dr. Bansal and Dr. Sottile serve as the official representatives of the College for the Florida Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about them, read their bios (Dr. Bansal | Dr. Sottile).

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Florida Chapter College Awards

Dr. Tulisa LaRocca honored posthumously with Inaugural Wellness Champion Award & Resident Space Designation

Nick LaRocca received the Inaugural Florida Chapter ACP Wellness Champion Award on behalf of his wife, Tulisa LaRocca, MD, who passed away in October 2020. The award is now named after her. It was presented by Dr. Frederick Williams. The University of Miami Holy Cross Hospital and University of Miami JFK Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Programs also dedicated their Resident Lounges in her memory on January 22, 2021. The ceremony at Holy Cross Hospital was attended by hospital leadership, faculty, colleagues and residents.

2023 Chapter Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Gold Level of the 2023 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes truly extraordinary chapters that surpass excellence in chapter management. We are in the company of 54 other outstanding chapters. In order to achieve the Gold Level of the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet nineteen Bronze criteria, seventeen Silver criteria and multiple Gold level activities. Criteria include such activities as having a legislative action plan or agenda, holding a volunteerism/community service activity, holding multiple stand-alone meetings, having revenue sources outside of dues and meeting registration fees, implementing a strategic plan, implementing a formal recruitment and retention plan and measuring outcomes, conducting various activities for Medical Students, Residents and Early Career Physicians.

Chapter Excellence Award Gold

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