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Meet the Maryland Governor-elect

Congratulations to the Maryland Chapter Governor-elect, Colleen Christmas, MD, FACP. She will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2022. As Governor, Dr. Christmas will serve 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. In the meantime, Dr. Christmas will be working closely with Dr. Gulati (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read her bio below.

Colleen Christmas, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: University of Connecticut

Post-Doctoral Training: Medical College of Virginia, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Geriatrics

Present Employment Position: Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Organizer, Annual Meeting multiple years; Speaker, Annual Meeting, multiple years; Presenter, Story Slam 2019; Member, Women in Medicine Committee; Member, Health and Public Policy Committee; Member, Diversity Committee; Member, Awards Committee; Member, Program Planning Committee; Member, Advisory Council

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2010; Membership 1996; Chapter Author, ACP Product Physician Information and Education Resource (PIER) 2002-2012; Presenter Symposium, Internal Medicine Meeting 2004; Participant, Leadership Day 2018; Winner, Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator 2020

Other Appointments/Activities: Director, Primary Care Leadership Track, Johns Hopkins SOM; Faculty, Colleges Advisory Program, Johns Hopkins SOM; Director, Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) T-35 training program, Johns Hopkins SOM; Co-director, Medicine for the Greater Good, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; Member, Geriatrics Diversity Council; Chair, Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) Program Committee; Member, Advisory Council, GHHS; Volunteer, Hons on a Mission; Volunteer, ShareBaby

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Justice and Advocacy; Promoting Humanism in Medicine; Primary Care Reform