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About the Chapter


Colleen Christmas, MD, FACP

Dr. Christmas serves as the official representative of the College for the Maryland Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Christmas, read her bio.

Welcome Letter | Past Governors

Councils & Committees

Chapter Council Restructuring

Chapter Diversity Committee Charter

Chief Residents Association of Baltimore (CRAB)

Council of Early Career Physicians
This chapter subcommittee is full of ideas for Early Career Physicians. Check out their mission and goals and what they're planning.

Chapter Volunteerism Group
The Chapter's Volunteerism Group needs your assistance in contributing your time and talents. Please read about the group's mission and goals and the opportunities that are available.

Nominations Committee Report - January 2022

2022 Chapter Office Nominations


2 members selected for advancement to Mastership

Congratulations to the following members, who were officially recognized with ACP Mastership during the 2021 Internal Medicine Meeting. Masterships are awarded because of “personal character, positions of honor, contributions towards furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine.”

Shyam Kottilil, MBBS, PhD, MACP
Dr. Kottilil (pictured below) had a successful career working in the Fauci lab on HIV and viral hepatitis. He was one of the first to recognize the impact that viral hepatitis had on HIV patients. While continuing to manage a lab section, he became the clinical director of a new initiative to reduce the burden of HIV and its co-morbidities in Washington, D.C. at a time when the city had the highest incidence of HIV in the nation.

Bruce A. Leff, MD, MACP
Dr. Leff is currently Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins with joint appointments in both the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Nursing. He is also Director for the Center for Transformative Geriatric Research at Hopkins. He is a past-President of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians and a past Chair of the Council of Subspecialty Societies.

5 members receive ACP National Awards

Our Chapter is delighted that the following members were honored with National Awards during the 2021 Internal Medicine Meeting.

Joseph A. Kovacs, MD - 2019-2020 Harriet P. Dustan Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine

Jeremy A. Greene, MD - 2020-2021 Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award for Scholarly Activities in the Humanities and History of Medicine

Mary M. Newman, MD, MACP (pictured) - 2020-2021 Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award of the American College of Physicians

Colleen Christmas, MD, FACP - 2019-2020 Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator

Anthony F. Suffredini, MD, FACP - 2020-2021 ACP Award for Outstanding Educator of Residents and Fellows

Award Archives

Chapter Awardees | Chapter Awards

3 Members win awards in 2021 ACP National Abstract Competition

Nicholas Burley, DO

Congratulations to the following members, who were recognized for their outstanding ePosters:

Emily Baird (Medical student ePoster category)
"A Case Study Demonstrating Tolerance of the Gut to Large Volumes of Enteral Fluids in Burn Shock"

Roxana R Amirahmadi, MD (Resident/Fellow Clinical Vignette ePoster category)
"Cosmetic Powder Use and Pulmonary Talcosis: A Case Report"

Nicholas Burley, DO (Resident/Fellow Clinical Vignette ePoster category)
"Aortic thrombosis and acute limb ischemia secondary to COVID hypercoagulability"

Chapter Members Featured in JCHIMP

Be sure to look at the latest edition of JCHIMP - our MM winners’ abstracts are included. As part of our MM Residents meeting activities, the abstracts of the winners of the Mulholland Mohler Residents meeting for 2021 are included in the September Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives(JCHIMP). 

Please sure to go to JCHIMP to see our winners featured in this edition. Congrats again to these residents!

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