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

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.


Nancy S. Nowlin, MD, FACP

Nancy S. Nowlin, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City

Post-Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine Residency, Wesley Medical Center, Wichita; Rheumatology Fellowship, University of Missouri-Columbia

Certification: Internal Medicine; Rheumatology

Present Position: Rheumatologist, VA Medical Center, Topeka

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Attendee, Annual Meetings; Reading/Discussing Posters with presenters

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 1982

Other Appointments/Activities:
Our clinic in Lawrence provided rheumatology consultations and follow up for patients from the local clinic for the uninsured/indigent population of Douglas County.

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Rheumatology; Public Policy, particularly regarding health care for underserved groups

Candidate Statement:
I would like to be elected to the Board of Governors because I believe that I can relate to internists in many different practice situations. My career has included academic medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and the University of Wisconsin, private practice with Cotton O'Neil Stormont Vail in Topeka and Lawrence, government medicine with the VA in Wichita, Topeka, Leavenworth, and Madison, primary care and specialty care. With this diverse background, I would like to reach out to internists in academia and private practice, in primary care and subspecialties, to join together to advocate for our patients and for ourselves. There are many challenges, in medical education, in the funding of health care, in reaching our underserved populations, in dealing with the electronic health record, to name a few. Our best chance for success is for all of us to work together.


Ky B. Stoltzfus, MD, FACP

Ky B. Stoltzfus, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training: University of Kansas Medical Center

Certification: ABIM Internal Medicine 2009; ABIM Palliative and Hospice Medicine 2012

Present Position: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Governor’s Council since 2014; Chair, Health and Public Policy Committee since 2016; Chair, Membership Committee 2014-2016

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2015; Participant, Leadership Day since 2017

Other Appointments/Activities:
Co-director, Population Health in Practice (4th year Medical School Course), KUMC since 2014; Philmont Scout Ranch Health Lodge Task Force since 2015; Director, Patient Blood Management Program, KUMC 2011-2016; Chair, Blood Utilization Committee, KUMC 2012-2016

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Hospital Medicine; Palliative Care and Hospice; Medical Education

Candidate Statement:
My first experience with ACP was attending a Kansas Chapter meeting as a resident physician. I was impressed by the group of physicians who gathered from around the state to further their medical knowledge and strengthen professional ties. My initial impression of ACP was a very positive one and I aimed to stay involved. I’ve been grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Kansas Chapter Council for the past 4 years and as a chair of two of its committees. It’s given me a deeper understanding of how the Chapter functions and the opportunities we have to continue the mission of ACP. I am seeking election as Governor to continue to serve the organization and further its mission to foster excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine. My goal is to provide supportive leadership to the members of our chapter as we continue this work together.