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2014 Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Vision Statements

Illinois Northern Chapter

The ballots for the current Governors-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an electdate of 8/1/2012 or earlier) can vote via online (www.directvote.net/ACP/) or mail-in ballot. You will need your mailed ballot with your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to make a vote. Below are the bios and vision statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting began on September 3, 2014 and ends on November 5, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

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Mary C. Anderson, MD, FACP

Dr. Anderson

EDUCATION: Undergraduate 6/1985 B.S., Biology and Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO Graduate, 8/1988 M.S., Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 6/1992 M.D., Rush Medical College of Rush University, Chicago, IL

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: 7/1992-6/1993 Internal Medicine Residency, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, 7/1993-6/1994 Neurology Residency, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland 1994-1996 Internal Medicine Residency, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center

CERTIFICATION: 1996-Current Illinois Physician and Surgeon License, 1996-Current Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, 3/1993 Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners

PRESENT POSITION: Assistant Dean Student Development, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, Medical Director Rush, University Medical Group, Chicago, IL

ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: 2013-2015 Northern Illinois Chapter, Governors Council, 2014 Faculty Northern Illinois Winter Conference, Winfield, Illinois, 2014 - current Faculty advisor American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Medical Student Council, 2013 Faculty Illinois Chapter meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 2012- current Chairman, American College of Physicians Illinois Chapters, Information Technology committee, 2012 Faculty Illinois Chapter meeting, Springfield, Illinois

OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: 2013 - current ACP representative to Council of Medical Specialty Societies, 2012 Member Northern Illinois delegation to ACP Leadership Day, 2005 Fellow, ACP

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: Preventive care and primary care, Ambulatory quality and safety, Accreditation and Medicare regulation.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: As a resident I became involved in the American College of Physicians because of the excellent educational opportunities. Not until I was asked to join the committee to plan the Northern Illinois Chapter meeting in 2006 did I begin to understand the breath of benefits available to ACP members. That awareness has grown over the past five years as our recent Governors have promoted these services and as I have been allowed to become more deeply involved with the ACP. Areas in which I have developed some measure of expertise which I could contribute to members and the ACP include quality and safety, accreditation and regulation, and medical education. If elected Governor of the Northern Illinois Chapter of the ACP, I would continue to ensure members learn about current services, work toward developing new projects to benefit members, and represent Illinois members within the community of medicine.


Suja Mathew, MD, FACP

Dr. Mathew

EDUCATION: Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, University of Chicago, The College BA '93, Pritzker School of Medicine MD '97

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: University of Chicago Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency '00

CERTIFICATION: American Board of Internal Medicine Certification '00; recertification '10

PRESENT POSITION: Program Director, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Internal Medicine Residency Program; Associate Chair, Department of Medicine

ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Governor's Council Northern Illinois Chapter 2014, Health and Public Policy Committee Member 2014, Resident's Day Advisor 2013, ACP Adult Immunization Symposium December 2013 Planning Committee Member

OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: ACP Quality Network Member 2013, Fellowship Induction 2010

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: Medical Education: undergraduate and post-graduate; The international medical graduate; Patient experience and the role of the provider in patient satisfaction

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: The American College of Physicians has been a longtime professional home and valued resource. Through recent extraordinary leadership, the Northern Illinois Chapter has grown in outreach and influence, partnering with internists in a myriad of practice types, bringing the expertise of the ACP to the work we do every day. These next few years will undoubtedly bring great change to the way many of us deliver care and practice. Through education and resources, the Northern Illinois Chapter is uniquely positioned to partner with you as you adapt to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and American Board of Internal Medicine certification changes. My knowledge of medical education and certification, my experience administering a large residency training program and department of medicine, and my commitment to care of vulnerable populations will serve as assets in these critical years ahead. It would be my honor to serve as your Governor.