Maine Chapter Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Statements

The ballots for the current Governors-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an electdate of 1/1/2014 or earlier) can vote online or mail-in ballot. You would need your mailed ballot with your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to make a vote. Below are the bios and statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting began on September 21, 2016 and ends on November 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

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Catherine M. Cadigan, MD, FACP

Education: 1978-1982 University of IL, BSN: 1986-1990 Northwestern Medical School MD: 2008-2011 MS UNE-MMC

Post Doctoral Training: 1990-93 Maine Medical Center. Internal Medicine Residency: 1993-94 Clinical Fellow in Rheumatology Johns Hopkins University

Certification: 1990-present: Maine License: 1990-present ABIM Certificate in Medicine

Present Position: Staff Physician Lincolnhealth, Damariscotta, ME; Medical Director Coves Edge, Damariscotta, ME

ACP Chapter Activities/Leadership Activities: Member 1990-present, Governors' Advisory Council, various roles since 2003, Maine Certificate of Appreciation 2008, Fellowship 2005, Maine Laureate in 2008

Other Appointments/Activities: LincolnHealth Board of Trustees 2012-present, LincolnHealth Medical Advisory Board 2012-present, LincolnHealth Medical Executive Comm. 2012-present, LincolnHealth Finance Comm. 2014-present, Coves Edge Medical Director 2013-present, Midcoast Hospital Senior Heath Center Medical Director 2012, LincolnHealth Governance Comm. 2015-present, Medical Volunteer to Haiti, Team Tassy

Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise: General Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Palliative/Hospice Care, Rural Medicine, Medical Education, Physician Leadership, Volunteerism

Candidate's Statement:

I believe my personal story will resonate with Maine Internal Medicine Doctors. In my 26 years as a transplant from Chicago, I’ve been an MMC Internal Medicine graduate, Rural Doctor, ACP Maine Laureate, Single Mom, Medical Educator, Medical Director, Physician Volunteer and Physician Leader at Lincoln Health. The ACP has been a constant professional thread and source of friendships throughout my career. While developing MMC's LIC, I visited many practices and (while sometimes commiserating) gained a deep appreciation of the joys and challenges of both urban and rural medical work. Medicine’s rapid, continuous development affects care delivery, practice management, and medical education. As Governor, working with my ACP colleagues and within the framework of our Strategic Plan, I would use our tools of education, advocacy and mentoring to ensure that Maine ACP continues to be "the engine and catalyst for growing and strengthening the Internal Medicine Community in Maine”.


Rebecca B. Hemphill, MD, FACP

Education: MD Harvard Medical School, 1987

Post Doctoral Training: Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA

Certification: Internal Medicine, 1990, 2000, 2010

Present Position: Practicing Internist and Medical Director for Clinical Informatics, Maine Medical Partners

ACP Chapter Activities/Leadership Activities: Governor's Advisory Council, 2010-present

ACP National Activities: FACP 2007

Other Appointments/Activities: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine 2010 to present, MaineHealth SeHR Physician Leadership Group 2010 – present, MMP Physician Lead for Meaningful Use 2012-present, SeHR Clinical Quality Measures Comm. 2015-present, Healthy Planet Project Team 2016-present, Inpatient Teaching Service Attending Maine Medical Center (MMP) 2000-present, Preceptor for 2nd year Tufts Medical Student 2011-present, MMP Informatics Comm. (chair) 2016-present, MaineHealth ACO Physician Engagement and Alignment Comm. 2016-present, MaineHealth Ambulatory EHR Steering Comm., 2007-present, Divisional Director for Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine 2004-2016, McAfee Fellow, Hanley Center for Physician Leadership 2015-2016, Community Physicians of ME Board, 2010-2015, MMP ICD-10 Pilot Group (chair) 2013-2015

Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise: General Internal Medicine, Clinical Informatics

Candidate’s Statement:

I am honored to run for Governor of the Maine ACP Chapter. As a traditional multifaceted internist, practicing in both inpatient and outpatient settings in addition to teaching residents and students, I am able to represent our broad membership in Maine. My work in Clinical Informatics provides me expertise in EHR technology and insights in population health that impart understanding of current and upcoming challenges in practice. In my informatics role, I have travelled and networked with physicians across the state. I feel that all of these experiences would serve me well as Governor. The Chapter can rely on my commitment to advance the ACP’s goals: improve patient care, bring together and educate clinicians and influence healthcare policy.