Chapter News

Member Feedback is Requested on Spring 2023 Resolutions

(March 2023) Fourteen (14) resolutions will be considered at the Spring 2023 Board of Governors (BOG) Meeting. Please review each resolution and then indicate your support or opposition by completing the electronic response form by the deadline your ACP Chapter Governor has requested or by March 22, whichever comes first.

Your comments will be forwarded to the Chapter Governor to be used as part of their testimony on behalf of the chapter. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Giampietro, BOG Administrator, at chapter@acpmembership.org. Thank you for your input.

(NOTE: Proposed resolutions should be considered confidential information and are intended to be viewed by ACP members only. Under no circumstances should proposed resolutions be shared with the news media or social networking media, nor should they be shared with other individuals and organizations. Proposed resolutions do not represent ACP policy.)


Call for Fall 2023 Resolutions

(February 2023) Are you concerned about a practice or clinical issue or have an idea you'd like to suggest? If so, you might consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or chapter council.

Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. Participating in the Board of Governors resolutions process provides the ACP grassroots member a voice and allows you to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine.

Not sure how to begin drafting a resolution? Researching the College's position on an issue can give you a start. The just released ACP Board of Governors Resolutions Guide for ACP Members is now available to download and will help, too. The Guide was created to provide members a short overview of the resolutions process essentials and highlights critical ACP online resources you must use.

Once drafted, members must submit resolutions to their Governor and/or chapter council. Chapter council approval to move resolutions forward to ACP national is required. A resolution becomes a resolution of the chapter once the chapter council approves forwarding it to national. If effecting change interests you, the deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the Fall 2023 Board of Governors Meeting is March 30, 2023.

Share your good idea with us. Draft a resolution.


Board of Regents Action on Fall 2022 BOG Resolutions

(November 2022) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2022 Board of Governors (BOG) meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or local ACP chapter. Visit your ACP chapter website for more information on how to contact your Governor or chapter staff about proposing a resolution.


We Request Your Feedback on the Proposed Fall 2022 Board of Governors Resolutions

(August 2022) We would like to request your feedback regarding resolutions that will be considered at the Fall 2022 Board of Governors Meeting. The resolutions have been posted on ACP Online for your review and cover an array of topics such as supporting paid sick leave for U.S. workers, covering insulin pumps under CMS Part B for insulin dependent diabetics, and integrating a health equity framework into methods for developing ACP clinical guidelines.

After considering the intent of each resolution and how it fits with the College’s Mission and Goals, please provide your feedback on each resolution and indicate your support or opposition by completing the electronic response form by August 31. Your input will be used as part of testimony on behalf of the chapter.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to provide comments regarding these resolutions. By providing your feedback on the Board of Governors resolutions, you have helped to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine. Please visit the chapter’s Web site after the Fall 2022 Board of Governors meeting for updates.

Chapter Members Elected to ACP Fellowship

(November 2022) We would like to congratulate our chapter members on election to Fellow of the American College of Physicians. The distinction recognizes achievements in internal medicine.

  • Mariam Anwar, MBBS FACP
  • Colt J Edin, MD FACP
  • Gregory W Barsness, MD FACP
  • Mohammed N Bhuiyan, MD FACP
  • Brian A Costello, MD FACP
  • Joshua D Overgaard, MD FACP
  • Emily A Van Kirk, MD FACP
  • Aravdeep S Jhand, MBBS FACP    
  • Vivian Ortiz, MD FACP
  • Samantha Morley Ryan, MD FACP
  • Amir Yosef, MD FACP

Fellowship is elected upon the recommendation of peers and the review of ACP’s Credentials Subcommittee. They may now use the letters “FACP” after their name in recognition of this honor. Please join me in congratulations!


Chapter Excellence Award – Gold Winner

(September 2022) I am pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Gold Level of the 2022 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes truly extraordinary chapters that surpass excellence in chapter management. We are in the company of 47 other outstanding chapters. In order to achieve the Gold Level of the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet twenty Bronze criteria, seventeen Silver criteria and multiple Gold level activities. Criteria include such activities as having a legislative action plan or agenda, holding a volunteerism/community service activity, holding multiple stand-alone meetings, having revenue sources outside of dues and meeting registration fees, implementing a strategic plan, implementing a formal recruitment and retention plan and measuring outcomes, conducting various activities for Medical Students, Residents and Early Career Physicians. I would like to extend a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted us in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award.



Applications Now Open to Apply for the Million Hearts® 2022 Hypertension Control Challenge

(August 2022) The Million Hearts® 2022 initiative is now accepting applications for the Hypertension Control Challenge and encourages ACP members to apply. ACP is a partner in the Million Hearts Campaign, a national initiative that aims to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes by reducing hypertension and implementing evidence-based strategies to improve cardiovascular health. 

The Hypertension Control Challenge identifies and spotlights health care professionals, practices, both solo and group, and health care systems that have achieved nationally laudable hypertension control rates. Applicants that have achieved hypertension control rates of at least 80% over a 12 month period are eligible to enter for possible recognition as a Champion. To learn more about the rules and eligibility requirements to become a 2022 Million Hearts ® Hypertension Control Challenge Champion, please visit https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/partners-progress/champions/rules.html. All prospective Champions are required to complete the application form https://hypertension.millionhearts.hhs.gov/.

The submission deadline is September 7, 2022.


New Advocacy Resources Available to ACP Members and Chapters

(August 2022) We would like to make you aware of two new advocacy resources available to ACP members and chapters.

Understanding Advocacy and Why We Do It - A Comprehensive Toolkit for Chapters

ACP has created an advocacy best practices toolkit to support engagement in and the efficacy of chapter-level advocacy at the state and federal level. This comprehensive toolkit breaks down the different methods and mediums for advocacy engagement and highlights all the programs and resources offered by ACP to make the most of chapters’ advocacy efforts. This toolkit is only accessible to ACP members. 

Reproductive Health Toolkit Now Updated

ACP's toolkit for chapters to utilize in navigating issues surrounding abortion rights and related policies in their states following the overturning of Roe v. Wade has been updated. The toolkit now includes sample letters that chapters can use to advocate with state officials and information on recent federal activity. 

For questions regarding these toolkits, please submit all requests through this questionnaire to ensure we can track inquiries and respond in the most timely and efficient manner." 

Are you a member of the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (AIMn)? Learn more here


Congratulations New Minnesota Chapter Fellows

  • Mohammad Bilal, MBBS FACP
  • Rajasekhar Reddy Madathala, MBBS FACP

(July 2022) Congratulations to the Minnesota Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


BOR Action on Spring '22 BOG Resolutions

(June 2022) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Spring 2022 Board of Governors (BOG) meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Dr. Sally Berryman Receives 2022 Neubauer Award for Advocacy Work

(June 2022) Congratulations to our very own Sally Berryman, who was honored at the 2022 Leadership Day in Washington DC. Berryman is not only our chair of the our chapter Health and Public Policy Committee, but she is also active in advocating for improved access to mental health services and ensuring health equity for COVID-19 testing and services.

Read the article here and help us celebrate Dr. Berryman on this achievement. 


Let's Celebrate our Local National Abstract Competition Winners

(May 2022) The Minnesota Chapter would like to congratulate the following chapter members on their accomplishments at the 2022 Internal Medicine Meeting National Abstract Competition.

Resident/Fellow - Clinical Vignette, Poster Winner
Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy causing rhabdomyolysis
Michael Storandt, MD

Resident/Fellow - Clinical Vignette, Oral Winner
Atypical Presentation of Legionella Pneumonia in an Immunocompromised Patient
Samrah Razi, MD

View the complete list of podium presenters and poster winners at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.


Congratulations New Minnesota Chapter Fellows

  • Ravindra Ganesh, MBBS FACP
  • Natalia Lazik, MD FACP

(March 2022) Congratulations to the Minnesota Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


Congratulations New Minnesota Chapter Fellows

  • Nathan Tseboh Chomilo, MD FACP
  • Rachel Sandler Silva, MD FACP
  • Breanna R Zarmbinski, MD FACP

(February 2022) Congratulations to the Minnesota Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


Support our Local Speakers at Internal Medicine 2022

Join ACP and your colleagues as we reconvene to meet our personal and professional goals. World-renowned faculty will present important topics and the latest evidenced-based clinical and practice information that invite you to discover new ways to improve your own techniques and patient care. Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 will also introduce a refreshed schedule and two plenary gatherings featuring must-see speakers.

We wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on this year’s Minnesota Chapter Members who are serving as faculty:

  • John Bundrick Clinical Pearls: Perioperative Medicine and Rheumatology - Thursday, April 28, 2022, Clinical Pearls: Addiction Medicine and Gastroenterology - Friday, April 29, 2022, and Clinical Pearls: Psychiatry and Infectious Diseases - Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • Mark Davis Cellulitis and Look-Alikes - Friday, April 29, 2022
  • Timothy Flynn Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Office: More Than Hocus Pocus - Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • Alice Gallo De Moraes Cultural Shock: Navigating A New Culture and Maintaining Identity for the IMG - Friday, April 29, 2022
  • Scott Litin Presentation Skills for Physicians: Making Your Next Teaching Presentation Go Better Than Your Last - Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • Thomas Martens Beyond A1C: Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Improve Type 2 Diabetes Management in Primary Care - Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Deepa Pandita Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning for Clinical Care of the Future - Thursday, April 28, 2022 and Leveraging Digital Health Tools to Create and Support Equity and Parity - Friday, April 29, 2022
  • Charles Reznikoff Clinical Pearls: Addiction Medicine and Gastroenterology - Friday, April 29, 2022
  • Karna Sundsted Clinical Pearls: Perioperative Medicine and Rheumatology - Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • David Tierney Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Office: More Than Hocus Pocus - Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • Timothy Wilt News You Can Use: Current Clinical Guidelines in Appropriate Use of Short Course Antibiotics and Testosterone Treatment - Thursday, April 28, 2022


BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

(December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Congratulations New Minnesota Chapter Fellows

  • Bethel M Averbeck, MD FACP
  • Arnab Chowdhury, MD FACP
  • Daniel Self Childs, MD FACP
  • Virginia A Dines, MD FACP
  • Andre Genereux, MD FACP
  • Dhauna Prasad Karam C M Prasad, MBBS FACP
  • Kacia M Lee, MD FACP
  • Chidinma Moito, MBBS FACP

(December 2021) Congratulations to the Minnesota Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.