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

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.


Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP

Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Weill Cornell Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training: University Hospitals of Cleveland

Certification: ABIM

Present Position: Executive Director, IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Member since 2007; Recipient, Laureate Award 2016

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2001

Other Appointments/Activities:
President, American Medical Women’s Association 2015-2016; Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, IUSM since 2007; Executive Director, IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health since 2011; Chief Physician Executive, Eskenazi Health Center of Excellence for Women’s Health 2011-2018; Health and Wellness Expert, Sound Medicine, National Public Radio 2011-2015; Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2015; Executive Leadership Team, Go Red for Women, American Heart Association 2014-2016

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Women’s Health and Wellness; Primary Care; Care of Childhood Cancer Survivors; Eating Disorders in Adults

Candidate Statement:
Involved in ACP since residency, the move to Indiana in 2007 connected me to a very welcoming group of ACP members and I quickly found my way into chairing the Med/Peds committee. My background in Med/Adolescent and my dual appointment in both departments made it an easy fit. Primary care is a passion as my goal is not only treating disease but preventing disease and promoting health. Seeking ways to improve the lives of my colleagues and learners, I look for every opportunity to raise funds for travel for the students, help write abstracts, critique posters and write-ups, offer assistance both personally and professionally, and develop programs to increase resiliency in physicians at all levels. I believe in the power of organizations to enact change, impact lives, and influence policy. I would welcome an opportunity to do just that as the Governor of the Indiana Chapter of the ACP.


Bradley M. Sutter, MD, FACP

Bradley M. Sutter, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis 1985

Post-Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine, Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Inc. 1985-1988

Certification: ABIM-Internal Medicine 1988, Time-Unlimited; Recertified 1994, Expired

Present Position: Hospitalist Service Line Leader, Indiana University Health Physicians

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Poster Judge, Scientific Meetings 2017; Member, Nominations Committee 2014; Member, Governing Council; Recipient, Governor's Award 2011; Chair, Program Committee Chair, Annual Meetings 1998-2000, 2008-2009

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 1995

Other Appointments/Activities:
Co-chief of Medicine (performing credentialing, privileging, and peer-review activities), Academic Health Center, Indian University Health; Member, Executive Committee, IU Department of Medicine, Indianapolis

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
I have extensive background and expertise as a practicing Hospitalist for 20 years, with several Hospitalist team leadership roles during that timeframe. I served as the Chief of Medicine at the Indianapolis VA for 5.5 years, gaining extensive experience and expertise in hospital administration and LEAN management. I have been a dedicated and devoted medical educator throughout my 30-year career in internal medicine, teaching IU medical students at all levels, as well as IU interns and residents. In addition, I served as the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from 1995-1998. 

Candidate Statement:
I have been an active member of the Indiana ACP Chapter since 1988, serving on several important chapter committees. I strongly believe it benefits all internists to support the mission, vision, and values of the ACP. Hence, I view the role of Governor as one of a communicator and promoter of these values, including: maintaining access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for all; recognizing the growing epidemic of physician burnout, and developing effective means to combat this career-threatening nemesis; and continuing to grow ACP representation and membership throughout the State of Indiana, targeting medical students, residents, new grads, and practicing physicians alike. My many years of clinical practice, hospital and group leadership experience, and extensive educational background, combine to give me a valuable perspective on how to effectively address these challenges. I ask for the opportunity to serve my fellow internists in these ever-changing, exciting times for our profession.