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2018 Governor-elect Election Biographical Sketch and Candidate Statement - Idaho

The ballots for the current Governors-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an elect date of 9/1/2016 or earlier) can vote online or mail-in ballot.

You will need your mailed ballot or election email containing 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 begins on September 21, 2018 and will end on November 9, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

For replacement ballots and election customer service, e-mail support@directvote.net or call toll-free 1-866-909-3549, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central. For general information, you may email Kelley Gordon, Supervisor, Board of Governor Relations, or call her at 215-351-2559.


Mark D. Christenson, MD, FACP

Mark D. Christenson, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Saint Louis University

Post-Doctoral Training: University of Utah

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Primary Care Outpatient Internal Medicine

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Participant, Annual Conferences; Judge, Resident Posters; Resolution Writing and Review; Delegate, Utah Medical Association (prior to moving to ID)

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2011; Attendee, Leadership Day; Attendee, Internal Medicine Meetings; Participant, Focus Groups

Other Appointments/Activities:
Hospital Chairman, Internal Medicine Department; Quality Improvement Committee; Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee; Peer Review Committee; Medical Director, Clinic Facility and Leadership Council

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Physician-patient Communication; Obesity Management; Addiction Medicine

Candidate Statement:
As a full-time outpatient internist practicing in a low-income rural community, I understand the challenges of access, insurance coverage, and cost. I have experience lobbying on local and national levels, and sensitivity to Idaho's unique practice environment; there are challenges to being geographically spread out, lacking a state medical school, and having limited IM residency positions. Also, as a former hospitalist, I am familiar with the wide spectrum of Internal Medicine practice. I believe I have the experience to represent Idaho to the National ACP, and strengthen the chapter through recruitment, involvement, advancement, and advocacy.


Lisa S. Inouye, MD, MPH, FACP

Lisa S. Inouye, MD, MPH, FACP

Medical School Education: University of Pittsburgh

Post-Doctoral Training: MPH, Uniformed Services University; Residency, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Staff Physician, Boise VAMC and Core Faculty; University of WA Boise Internal Medicine Residency

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Speaker, Update in Perioperative Medicine, Winter Conference 2013; Attendee, Winter Conference 2015-2017; Covering Boise VA Inpatient Service, Annual Meeting 2014, 2018; Mentor to Multiple Associate Members Vignette Posters, Winter Conference 2016-2018; Governor’s Council since 2017

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 1999; Reviewer, Dermatology, MKSAP 15 Primary Care Book 2008; Reviewer, Consult Medicine, MKSAP 13 Primary Care Book 2003; Reviewer, Student and Associate Abstracts, Internal Medicine Meetings since 1997

Other Appointments/Activities:
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington (UW) since 2016; Peer Review Committee, Boise VA Medical Center (VAMC) since 2015; Clinical Product Review Committee, Boise VAMC since 2015; Education Committee, Boise VAMC 2013-2016; Core Faculty, UW Boise Internal Medicine Residency (UWBIMR) since 2016; Program Director, UWBIMR Program Director 2013-2016; Clinical Competency Committee, UWBIMR since 2012; Speaker, WWAMI Faculty Development Symposium, Direct Observation 2015, 2016; Co-author, What’s in a Number? Risk Thresholds in Different Statin Guidelines, JGIM 2017; Mentor, Quality Improvement Projects 2015-2018

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Perioperative Medicine; Medical Education; Women’s Health education

Candidate Statement:
I am honored to be considered for the Governor position. I bring a strong background in medical education and experience with the Virginia and Navy chapters—different in size and scope but with similar challenges and opportunities. Throughout my career I have seen the reach of the ACP as it provides education, practice management tools, advocacy outlets, and mentoring, networking and leadership opportunities. I hope to expand the chapter through networking and other activities, and help existing and new members teach, mentor and lead the newest generation of internists and medical students. My vision is to help our chapter members find what is most useful to them that the ACP can help provide, while at the same time getting member feedback to ensure the College is staying on top of how people are learning and communicating. I am excited to be involved as our great state opens a new chapter in medical education and practice.