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Meet Our Governor

Illinois Southern Region

Congratulations to the Illinois Southern Region Governor, James F. Graumlich, MD, FACP. As Governor, Dr. Graumlich will serve as the official representative of the College for the Illinois Southern Region, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about the new GED, feel free to read his bio below.


James F. Graumlich, MD, FACP

Dr. Graumlich

EDUCATION: Medical School: Vanderbilt University, 1981

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Residency, Internal Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1981-84; Fellowship: Clinical Pharmacology, US Food and Drug Administration and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, 1991-94

CERTIFICATION: American Board of Internal Medicine, 1984, participating in maintenance of certification; American Board of Clinical Pharmacology, 2001

PRESENT POSITION: Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria; Current patient care activities: 25% internal medicine hospitalist; Current activities in administration, research, and teaching: 30% department and formulary administration, 20% research, 25% teaching

ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Member, Governor's Council, Illinois ACP Downstate Chapter; Member, Scientific Program Committee for the annual chapter meetings, Illinois ACP; Poster judge, Illinois ACP, annual scientific meetings

ACP NATIONAL ACTIVITIES: Fellowship ACP 1998; Illinois Delegate to ACP Leadership Day in Washington DC

OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: Chair, Department of Medicine, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center; Chair, formulary subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, OSF Healthcare System; Co-principal Investigator on NIH-sponsored research award (1R01AG031718) entitled "Health literacy and aging: A process-knowledge approach;" Member, Board of Directors, Human Service Center, from MAR 2006 to present. The Human Service Center is a non-profit, community mental health center that serves patients with severe mental illness and substance abuse in Central Illinois.

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Past chair, scientific program committee, Illinois ACP annual meeting; Laureate Award winner from the Illinois Chapter, American College of Physicians, 2007; Continuous RO1 funding as Principal Investigator by the NIH or Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality from 2004 to present;