Florida Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Statements

The ballots for the current Governors-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an electdate of 1/1/2014 or earlier) can vote online or mail-in ballot. You would need your mailed ballot with your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to vote. Below are the bios and statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting began on September 21, 2016 and ends on November 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

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Manning H. Hanline, Jr., MD, FACP, FACEP

Education: MD Tulane, 1977; BS Tulane, 1973; AA Pensacola Jr. College, 1971

Post Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine, Residency, University Hospital, Jacksonville, FL, 1977-1980

Certification: Internal Medicine, Recertified 2012; Geriatric Medicine, Recertified 2012; Critical Care Medicine, Recertified 2009

Present Position: Solo independent practice of Internal Medicine, Pensacola, since 1984.

ACP Chapter Activities/Leadership Activities: Governor's Advisory Council (Ethics Chair); Chapter delegate to FL Medical Association (Reference Comm. II, 2014; Credentials and Rules Comm., 2015); Key Contact Award, 2012.

ACP National Activities: FACP, 1991; Leadership Day, 2012.

Other Appointments/Activities: Clinical faculty, FSU College of Medicine; Baptist Hospital Medical Executive Comm.; Medical Director at three local nursing homes.

Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise: General Internal Medicine; Geriatric Medicine

Candidate's Statement:

During over 30 years of practice internal medicine practice in Pensacola, I have experienced the challenge of changes which have affected medicine at its most fundamental level. The privilege of serving on the Florida ACP Governor's Advisory Council since 2000, as chapter delegate to the FMA since 2002, on the clinical faculty of the FSU College of Medicine for over 10 years, remotely on the Florida Board of Med., and as hospital medical staff president has educated me about how leadership decisions and the direction we give to younger members of the profession can influence the practice of medicine. Diversity is the reality among ACP members, our patients, and in our practice settings. It is important that the ACP remain strong and speak for the interests of all internists. I would appreciate the opportunity to help sustain our past gains and to prepare for the future as your chapter Governor.


Naresh H. Pathak, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Education: MD from UTESA School of Medicine, Dominical Republic. BA from UCLA, CA

Certification: Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Present Position: Internist in Private Practice in south Florida for 28

ACP Chapter Activities/Leadership Activities: Delegate for FLACP to FMA. Co-Chair of FLACP Scientific Meeting for Sept. 2016. Frequent Lecturer at FLACP scientific meetings, Chair, Medical Economic Regulatory Comm. FLACP, Governor's Council, Education Comm. & Executive Comm. FLACP

ACP National Activities: FACP-2008

Other Appointments/Activities: Medical Missions to Jamaica, Nicaragua, Ecuador, India for past 20 + years, Associate Clinical Professor., Nova South Eastern University School of Medicine, Voluntary Adjunct Faculty, University of Miami, Florida Atlantic University & Florida International University School of Medicine

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Teaching Bedside Clinical Diagnosis

Candidate's Statement:

I am a general Internist in private practice. I have been a teacher all my life and involved in serving fellow Internists and promoting practice of Internal Medicine since ACP and ABIM were separate entities. I contribute to the betterment of the practice of our profession every chance I get through ACP. I believe, ACP is and always has been the strongest voice of Primary Care Physicians. I have served in the Florida Chapter and in its activities for more than a decade. If elected Governor, I will continue to do so with all my heart.