Meet the new Florida Governor-elect

Congratulations to the Florida Chapter Governor-elect (GE), Ankush K. Bansal, MD, FACP. Our new 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 2022. As Governor, Dr. Bansal will serve as the official representative of the College for the Florida Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Bansal will be working closely with Dr. Hanline (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.

Ankush K. Bansal, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Creighton University

Post-Doctoral Training: Christiana Care Health System/Jefferson Medical College

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Lifestyle Medicine

Present Employment Position: Hospitalist Telemedicine Physician (Self-Employed & Cleveland Clinic)

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Treasurer since 2015; Delegate, Florida Medical Association (FMA) since 2014; Chair, Delegation, FMA 2017 & 2018; Chair, Ethics & Professionalism Committee 2017; Representative, Hospitalist Medicine 2012-2019; Chair, Council of Early Career Physicians 2014-2016; Region C Representative, Governor’s Advisory Council 2012-2015; Member, Insurance/Industry Committee 2013-2019; Member, Legislative Committee 2013-2019; Member, Education Committee 2014-2018; Member, Strategic Planning Committee 2014-2018; Member, Awards Committee 2015 & 2017; Member, Scientific Program Committee 2016-2018; Judge, Doctor’s Dilemma 2015-2019; Poster Judge since 2012; Presentations/Faculty, Scientific Meetings 2013-2018

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2011; LEAD Certification 2012; Member, Awards Committee 2020; Board of Directors, PAC since 2018; Co-Author, Telemedicine: A Practical Guide for Incorporation into your Practice 2019-2020; Reviewer, 15 Manuscripts, Annals of Internal Medicine since 2015; Presentation/Faculty, Internal Medicine Meeting 2016

Other Appointments/Activities: President, Disaster Accountability Project; Board of Directors, Florida Chapter, Physicians for Social Responsibility; Associate Member Representative to General Assembly, World Medical Association; Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Florida International University College of Medicine; PAC Board & Primary Care Representative to Board of Governors, FMA; Co-Chair & Co-Founder, Florida Clinicians for Climate Action; Member, Advocacy Committee, American College of Preventative Medicine; Past Member, Steering Committee, AMA Ambassadors; Past Member, Governance Committee, American Board of Internal Medicine

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Lifestyle & Preventive Medicine; Climate Change & Health; Healthcare Accessibility, Affordability, & Literacy