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Meet the new Massachusetts Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Massachusetts Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Judith A. Melin, MA, MD, FACP. Our new GED 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. Melin will serve as the official representative of the College for the Massachusetts Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Melin will be working closely with Dr. Choi (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.


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