Congratulations to the Georgia Chapter Governor-Elect Designee, Walter J. Moore, MD, FACP. Our new Governor-elect Designee will do a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2015. As Governor, Dr. Moore will serve as the official representative of the College for the Georgia Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Moore will be working closely with Dr. Fincher (the current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Moore, feel free to read his bio below.
Walter J. Moore, MD, FACP
EDUCATION: Univ. of Scranton BS Biology; Georgetown Univ. Sch. of Med., MD
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Madigan Army Medical Center Internship Int. Med., Tacoma Washington; Walter Reed Army Med. Ctr. Int. Med. Res. and Fellowship in Rheumatology in Washington, DC
CERTIFICATION: Certification in Int. Med. and Subspecialty Certification in Rheumatology
MILITARY: Reserve Army Duty 1973 to 1977 and Active Duty Service 1977 to 2000 with Retirement as US Army Colonel Medical Corps
PRESENT POSITION: Clinician-Educator at the Med. Coll. of GA in the Dept. of Med. at Georgia Regents Univ.; Section Chief Rheumatology and Adult Allergy at MCG and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center; Senior Associate Dean for GME and VA Affairs; actively practicing rheumatologist-internist with an active faculty practice at both Georgia Regents Med. Ctr. and the Charlie Norwood VA Med. Ctr.
ACP ACTIVITIES: Member for over twenty five years and Fellow since Jan. 2002; active involvement with the annual development of the chapter's educational programs from 2002 and 2011. Multiple CME presentations at the annual chapter scientific mtgs.
CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Co-ordinated Chapter Associates' activities 1980's and 1990's as Int. Med. academic faculty member and Prog. Dir. in Int. Med. at Eisenhower Army Medical Ctr.; int. med. student activities 2000-2003 as MCG's Clerkship Director for Int. Med. core rotation and the Int. med. interest group's advisor; past Governor's Advisory Comm. Member (2002-2012) and Education Subcommittee Chair; Prog. chair and/or co-chair for GA ACP Chapter's annual scientific mtg. (2002-11); Chapter Laureate Award 2010; J. Willis Hurst Bedside Teaching Award 2001
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Current Member the Medical Staff Executive Comm. and Past-president of the Organized Medical Staff; Assoc. Med. Ctr. Director for Performance Improvement; Current Pastoral Council Member and Past President of the Pastoral Council; Habitat for Humanity volunteer
OTHER APPOINTMENTS: MCG Executive Committee; Elected Member, Executive Committee of Georgia Regents Med. Assoc.; Chair, Graduate Med. Ed. Comm.; Medical Staff Membership of the Credentials, PEER Review, Quality Oversight Committee, and Code 99 Comm.; Top Doctor's in America by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. every year from 2004 to the present; US News & World Report's Top Doctors in America 2012; AOA 2006; Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award 2006
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Patient and Family Centered Care; musculoskeletal disorders; inflammatory and non-inflammatory rheumatic disorders; medical education
I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for Governor of the Georgia Chapter. I look forward to the opportunity to serve the entire internal medicine community both present and future members. I believe in the specialty of internal medicine with the current and looming future unanticipated challenges that will confront the practice of internal medicine. The Georgia Chapter is a vibrant and award-winning chapter recognized for its positive impact on its chapter members and the practice of internal medicine. My role as Governor will be to advocate for internal medicine for the emerging future of our medical students and residents and for the current role for private practitioners, subspecialists and academic faculty members that are engaged in the care of our adult patients. My vision for the future of medicine is that there is a need for transformational leadership that embraces the construct of the absolute requirement for maintenance of the sacred trust between the doctor and the patient. As Governor, I promise to tirelessly work to inspire, empower, and stimulate the advancement for all involved in the practice of internal medicine.