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About the Chapter
Ky B. Stoltzfus, MD, FACP
Dr. Stoltzfus serves as the official representative of the College for the Kansas Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Stoltzfus, read his bio.
Isaac Opole, MD, PhD, FACP receives 2020 Laureate Award
During the October 2020 Virtual Meeting, the Kansas Chapter presented the Laureate Award to Dr. Isaac Opole. The Laureate Award honors and recognizes achievement of excellence in internal medicine in the State of Kansas. Categories of Laureate-level accomplishment include scholarship and contributions to the medical literature, excellence as a teacher, significant innovations in or contributions to health care services, and advancement of the goals of the American College of Physicians and of other medical societies and organizations. Dr. Opole is Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Academic Society Director and Associate Professor in General and Geriatric Medicine at University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is also the immediate past Governor of our Chapter.
Kansas Chapter receives 2021 Chapter Excellence Silver Award
We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Silver Level of the 2021 Chapter Excellence Award! Only 13 chapters received the Silver Award. The award recognizes chapters that achieve excellence in chapter management. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet twenty-one Bronze criteria and fifteen Silver criteria. Thank you to those chapter members who assisted us in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award.
Congratulations to the 2021 Chapter Awardees
Segen Chase, MD, FACP, Chapter Laureate Award
Kimberly Richardson, MD, FACP, Early Career Physician of the Year
Scott A. Smiley, MD, FACP, Internist of the Year
Brent A. Duran, DO, Hospitalist of the Year
Brianna Coogle, MD, Medical Student of the Year
Nora Strong, MD, Delp Resident of the Year - Wichita
Segen E. Smith Chase, MD, FACP is a certified ACP Well-being Champion and is leading wellness initiatives in our chapter. The overall goal of the Well-being Champion program is to foster local communities of well-being by supporting chapter members, practices, and organizations in addressing burnout and the conditions that create it. The Champions, who are trained ACP members passionate about ensuring the health and well-being of their colleagues, strive to reach this goal through a variety of approaches tailored to the needs of the chapter and its members.