Illinois Northern Governor-elect

Congratulations to the Illinois Northern Region Governor-elect (GE), Thomas E. Bleasdale Jr., MD, FACP. Our new GE will complete training and start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2024. As Governor, Dr. Bleasdale will serve as the official representative of the College for the Illinois Northern Region, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Bleasdale will work closely with Dr. Schultz (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GE, read his bio below.


Thomas E. Bleasdale Jr., MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Rush Medical College

Post-Doctoral Training: Rush University Medical Center

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Physician, Internal Medicine; Medical Director, Medical Services and Quality, NCH/Northshore Health System

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Treasurer since 2020; Member, Governor's Advisory Council since 2017; Member, Membership Committee since 2020; Member, Health and Public Policy Committee since 2018

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2016

Other Appointments/Activities: Medical Director, Medical Services and Quality, NCH Healthcare since 2021; Chairperson, Department of Internal Medicine, NCH Healthcare 2019-2021; Chairperson, CME Committee, NCH Healthcare since 2019; Chairperson, Opioid Stewardship Committee, NCH Healthcare since 2017; Vice-chairperson, Department of Internal Medicine, NCH Healthcare 2017-2019; Administrative Representative, Medical Executive Committee, NCH Healthcare since 2019; Member, Patient Experience Committee, NCH Healthcare; Member, Quality Committee, Northshore Physician Partners, Northshore Health System

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Opioid Stewardship; Physician Wellness; Social Determinants of Health; Health Equity and Quality