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Member Accomplishments!

2020 National Award Winners and Master Recipients 

We are pleased to announce that the following Georgia members are in receipt of a 2020 National award or Mastership.

Jean R. Sumner, MD, FACP of Macon is in receipt of the Ralph O. Claypoole Sr. Memorial Award for Devotion of a Career in Internal Medicine to the Care of Patients award.  The award is given to an outstanding practitioner of internal medicine who has devoted his or her career to the care of patients. The practitioner must be a clinician who is highly respected by his or her peers and colleagues for clinical skills and who has been a role model

Tracey Henry, MD, MPH, MS, FACP of Powder Springs is in receipt of the Walter J. McDonald Award for Early Career Physicians award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by a physician member who is within 16 years of graduating medical school and who is not an ACP Medical Student Member or Resident/Fellow Member. Nominees must meet these qualifications as of June 30th of each year considered. Areas of achievement may include leadership; academics, including publishing, teaching, and mentoring; and/or volunteerism.

Anne Schuchat, MD, MACP of Atlanta and Melinda Wharton, MD, MACP of Atlanta have been awarded a Mastership.  Masters are Fellows who have been selected because of "integrity, positions of honor, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine." Masters must be highly accomplished persons demonstrating eminence in practice, leadership, or in medical research. Evidence of their achievements can come from many types of endeavors such as renown within their field and/or ACP chapter, research, education, health care initiatives, volunteerism, and administrative positions. The Master must be distinguished by the excellence and significance of his or her contributions to the field of medicine.

Past Georgia Chapter National Awardees


Congratulations to our 2019 Chapter Winners!

2019 Chapter Award Winners
2019 Chapter Competition Winners


I.M. Proud Spotlight: Frances E. Ferguson, MD, FACP

Frances E. Ferguson, MD, FACP

Read Dr. Ferguson's spotlight


Georgia Chapter ACP Quality Improvement Champion, Frances Ferguson, MD, FACP at the 48th Annual Immunization Conference held in Atlanta, GA on May 15-17th, 2018

Francis Ferguson, I Raise the Rates MD Champion, Highlights Adult Vaccination Strategies at National Immunization Conference 


Anne Spaulding, MD, FACP
A Day in the Life: Physician Cares for HIV-Positive Patients in Jail


Spotlight: Stacy Higgins, MD, FACP
My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists


Past Georgia Chapter Member Accomplishments

If you have any current news to share about yourself or a colleague that we can celebrate, please send it along to the Governor, G. Waldon Garriss, MD, FACP