Maryland 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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Janaki Deepak, MBBS, FACP

Education: MBBS, Seth GS Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, India

Post Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine Residency, Harbor Hospital Baltimore, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, University of Maryland

Certification: Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Critical Care

Present Position: Assistant Professor Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

ACP Chapter Activities/Leadership Activities: Over 12 years as a participant in the Doctors Dilemma contest, and then as the chief consultant and advisor; Chair of the IMG Comm. for the last 8 years. In this role, I have developed several informational items that are included on the MD Chapter website and developed a variety of workshops geared towards these members. Member of the Council, Resident meeting planning comm., and co-sponsored programs with the ECP, Chief Residents and Women in Medicine groups; Recipient of the 2014 C. Lockard Conley Award; Judge and Abstract reviewer for the ACP Mulholland Mohler Associates Meeting, Judge and Host for the Student Dilemma for the ACP Steps To Success Student Meeting for the combined MD, DC and VA area, 2012 ACP John Tooker Evergreen Award for "Meeting the Needs of our International Medical Graduate ACP Members"

ACP National Activities: FACP 2011, Invited talk to ACP Chapter Leadership Workshop 2013: Generating Change Who Will Follow, Yearly reviewer of ACP National abstracts

Other Appointments/Activities: Director Of Lung Mass Clinic Baltimore VA, Faculty Preceptor for "The Comm. Care Initiative: JHUSOM and ACP, Voluntary Teaching faculty at Harbor Hospital; Member of GMEC for the University of MD Downtown and Midtown Campus, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Comm. University of MD Downtown Campus, The Clinical Competency Comm. University of MD Midtown IM Residency and for the Pulmonary Fellowship University Of MD Downtown Campus

Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise: Lung cancer and COPD, Teaching students, Residents and Fellows, Radiology for the internist

Candidate's Statement:

In Maryland, we are fortunate to have a very active and robust chapter. As the Chair of the ACP Maryland International Medical Graduate Committee, I have seen the growth in IMG’s and have looked at ways to include them in chapter activities. But, more has to be done in this area to increase membership activity and to ensure that the needs of our IMGs and Early Career Physicians are met. Additional programs for our residents and students that will make them want to stay a part of our chapter for many years to come will also be on our horizon. Advocacy for our practicing physicians both locally and nationally is also another area that we will want to continually improve upon. As we continue to grow and expand, our Maryland ACP will want to be known as the Chapter that develops exciting, new programs for our diverse population.


Mangla Sood Gulati, MD, FACP

Education: Undergraduate, London UK, Dayanand Medical College, India

Post Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine Residency, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Certification: ABIM recertified 2014; Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS)

Present Position: Associate Chief Medical Officer, VP, Patient Safety and Clinical Effectiveness, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine University of Maryland School of Medicine

ACP Chapter Activities/Leadership Activities: Outstanding Hospitalist Award, MD Chapter, 2015; Faculty, MOC Session 2014-present; MD Council -Hospitalist Rep. 2011-Present; Council of International Medical Graduates, 2010-2012; Judge, MD Chapter Associates Program 2009-Present; 2008-2010 Vice Chair Council of Young Physicians of MD Chapter

ACP National Activities: Member 2002-Present; FACP 2011; Faculty Abstract Reviewer 2008-Present

Other Appointments/Activities: Society of Hospital Medicine; Diagnostic Errors Comm., Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Comm., Public Policy Comm., University of MD Medical Center; Council for Hospital and Ambulatory Safety, Information Management Comm., Graduate Medical Education Comm., Physician Co-Lead Electronic Med. Record Implementation, Executive Infection Control Comm., Resource Utilization, Routinization of HIV Screening in hospitalized patients,

Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Population Health Resource Utilization

Candidate's Statement:

The health of the population no longer resides with the inpatient or outpatient provider. The health of the population is dependent on the continuum of patient centered care. This is particularly applicable to providing care in the most cost effective care setting that currently defines the changing landscape of healthcare in Maryland. As this change occurs, building ACP membership and partnerships with other medical and allied healthcare societies will be pivotal. Educational offerings, encouraging research and providing mentor-ship to trainees, early career physicians, and those in practice will continue to ensure we meet the professional needs of our members. My clinical, advocacy and administrative experience lends the skillset to continue the outstanding work achieved by those who preceded in this role.
I am honored to be nominated for the role of Governor for the Maryland Chapter as we advocate, educate and provide high quality care to those we serve.