Chapter Governor, Lesleigh A. Box, MD, MPH, FACP

Lesleigh A. Box, MD, MPH, FACP

Candidate Statement: The practice of medicine in Idaho is rapidly evolving. As governor of the Idaho Chapter of the American College of Physicians, I would like to increase the involvement of internal medicine physicians in Idaho's changing political, educational, and health environment. My experience in advocacy at the state and national level as well as my continued practice as a hospitalist and primary care provider will facilitate this goal. I look forward to learning more from ACP members across the state and from across the nation. Building relationships and continuing to strive to improve health is why I would like to be governor of Idaho ACP.

Medical School Education: Tufts University School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training: Oregon Health Sciences University

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Hospitalist, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center; Internal Medicine Specialist, Saint Alphonsus Medical Group Center for Global Health and Healing

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Chair, Health Policy Committee 2018-2021; Op-Ed, Opposing Medicaid Work Reporting Requirements in Idaho, Idaho Press 2019; Press Conference Speaker, Medicaid Expansion in Idaho, Boise 2019; Participation, Physician Meet and Greet, Boise 2019 

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2018; Presentation, Practical Tips to Help You Care for Refugees and Immigrants 2019

Other Appointments/Activities: Chair, Hospitalist Quality Council, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center 2019-2021; Masters of Public Health, George Washington University 2020; Testified before the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in Boise regarding work requirements and Medicaid expansion 2019; Organized/Completed Fundraiser, Medicaid Expansion in Idaho 2018

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Health policy and advocacy at the state and national level; Climate Change