2020 Governor-elect Election Biographical Sketches and Candidate Statements - Massachusetts

The ballots for the current Governors-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an elect date of 9/1/2018 or earlier) can vote online or mail-in ballot.

You will need your mailed ballot or election email containing your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to vote. Below are the bios and statements of the candidates running in this election. Online voting begins on October 9, 2020 and will end on November 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. Please be sure to vote!

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Linda F. Habeeb Rotondo, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry

Post-Doctoral Training: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, ABIM, Recertification 2008 & 2018

Present Employment Position: Full time General Internal Medicine Physician, Cape Cod Healthcare

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Member, Governor’s Council; Chair, Mentoring Collaborative Committee; Planning Committee, Scientific Meeting; Well-being Physician Champion; Member, Working Group, Leadership Development for Women

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2011; Well-being Physician Champion Training Program, Internal Medicine Meeting 2019; Leadership Competencies Beyond the Basics, Internal Medicine Meeting 2009

Other Appointments/Activities:
Member, Physician Leadership Committee, Cape Cod Healthcare; Member, ACO Board member, Cape Cod Preferred Physicians (CCPP); ACO Treasurer and Chair, Finance Committee, CCPP; Member, Cape Cod Community Band; Member, Sandwich Town Band

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
General Internal Medicine; Physician Well-being and Peer Mentoring/Coaching; Telemedicine

Candidate Statement:
I am passionate about patient care and have strived throughout my 22 year career to provide high quality, accessible internal medicine to my Cape Cod community. Connecting with and discussing the struggles and successes of practicing medicine with my colleagues is what has helped me persevere. To foster connections with colleagues throughout our state, I became involved in our MA-ACP Chapter as a Governor’s Council member, a "Well-being Physician Champion," and a Mentoring Collaborative founder. The Collaborative program I helped create and lead promoted networking and mentoring opportunities at all chapter-sponsored events and was recognized and awarded by the national ACP. As your MA-ACP Chapter Governor, I would continue to bring physicians together to learn from one another and help advocate for us and our patients, especially during this COVID19 pandemic which has put a spotlight on the important role we play in providing care to our communities.

Judith A. Melin, MA, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Yale Medical School

Post-Doctoral Training: University Hospital, Boston Medical Center

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine

Present Employment Position: Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Lahey Health

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Governor’s Council 2016-2020; Member, Chapter Awards Committee 2017, Chair, Chapter Awards Committee 2018-2020 [Massachusetts physicians received the highest number of national awards of any ACP Chapter in 2018]; Course Co-Director, Adult Immunization Update 2019; Inaugural Recipient, Helen Taussig Award for Outstanding Contributions to Advancing the Careers of Women in Medicine 2019; Judge, Doctor’s Dilemma Competition Annual Chapter Meeting 2017; Poster Judge, Annual Chapter Meeting 2015-2019; Leadership Development Group, Women in Medicine 2019 & 2020; Presentation, Approaches to Population Health: Immunizations for Your Patients 2019; Panelist, Opportunities and Challenges in Immunization 2019; Presentation, Letters of Reference - Conveying Meaning with Clarity, Resident Career Fair, Annual Poster Day 2019; Presentation, Letters of Interest - Writing to Express Your Interests, Resident Career Fair, Annual Poster Day 2019; Table Leader/Moderator, Women in Medicine, Annual Chapter Meeting 2019; Table Leader, Annual Chapter Meeting 2017

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2015; Chapter Leader Network 2018-2020; Chapter Leader Workshop 2019; Attendee, Saving Promise and Harvard Forum on Domestic Violence Roundtable, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 2017

Other Appointments/Activities:
Chair, Quality of Medical Practice Committee, Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS); Past Co-Vice Chair, Quality of Medical Practice Committee, MMS; Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition; Information Technology Committee, MMS; Physician Council, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners; Deputy Editor, Publications, UpToDate 2016-2019; Reviewer/Contributor, Publications on resuming clinical operations during COVID-19, MMS 2020; Presentation, Thought Leadership Symposia, American Association of Physician Leaders; Grand Rounds and Presentations on immunizations, patient communication, algorithmic thinking in healthcare, and healthcare financing; Teaching, SGIM NE Poster Judge and mentor; Teaching residents; Mentoring physicians and students

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Designing strategy, systems, and governance to improve quality and safety; Identifying physician interests and facilitating physicians' professional growth; Creating facile, innovative, practical solutions for clinical practice

Candidate Statement:
I am honored to be considered for Governor-elect of MA ACP. Through extensive board and committee service nationally and in Massachusetts (including MA ACP Governor’s Council, CMS, NQF, and Massachusetts Health Leaders Steering Committees, MMS committees, MHQP’s Board, CMO Committees at health plans, Lahey’s Boards [Trustees, Governors, ACO, and MSO Boards], and others detailed above), I have a breadth and depth of strategic and operational experience addressing healthcare’s challenges in policy, practice, equity, quality, safety, financing, and more. In my work chairing initiatives and in leadership roles, including having served as Chief Medical Services Officer at Lahey, as well as in work I did as a Deputy Editor at UpToDate, and in my internal medicine practice, I’ve continually experienced the benefits of engaging physicians to put forth their best ideas. Amidst unparalleled challenges for healthcare, MA ACP can lead the way to catalyze change. Together we can guide policies and promote systems that provide equitable, safe, effective, and sustained care for Massachusetts.