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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 8/1/2012 or earlier)
can vote via online (www.directvote.net/ACP/) or
mail-in ballot. You will need your mailed ballot with your
ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to make a
vote. Below are the bios and vision statements of the
candidates that are running in this election. Online voting began
on September 3, 2014 and ends on November 5, 2014 at 11:59 PM
Eastern. Please be sure to vote!
For replacement ballots and election customer service, e-mail
or call toll-free 1 866 909 3549, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00
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Election Coordinator, or call her at 215 351 2699.
EDUCATION: University of Chicago, S.B. in Chemistry, Harvard
Medical School, M.D., Harvard School of Public Health, M.Sc. in
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: University of Michigan, internal
medicine residency, University of Minnesota, infectious diseases,
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases, Clinical
Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health (American Society of
Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Certificate of Knowledge)
PRESENT POSITION: Chief, Infectious Diseases, Veterans Affairs
Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, Associate Professor,
Creighton University School of Medicine, Adjunct Associate
Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Laureate Awardee,
OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: Fellow, 1985, Lecturer, Midwest
Internal Medicine Board Review Course, 2000-14
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Infection Prevention,
especially hand hygiene, Clinical Epidemiology, Travel Medicine
CANDIDATE STATEMENT: ABIM is promoting maintenance of
certification. CMS is promoting meaningful use. ACGME is promoting
the Clinical Learning Environment Review. All of these have
something in common. They impose costs on physicians and they
impose on our time. Also, it's not very clear that their costs are
justified by any improvement in the health of the public. What is
the American College of Physicians promoting? The ACP is promoting
something we always have promoted and which is very different:
Knowledge. Our Choosing Wisely campaign shares knowledge with the
public. Annals of Internal Medicine is but one of many ways that we
share knowledge among ourselves. The ACP's commitment to knowledge
is the bedrock of my commitment to the ACP. I'm honored by the
opportunity to promote knowledge, using the communication skills
I've honed as a clinical teacher and the leadership skills I've
developed in my medical society and hospital staff.
EDUCATION: MD - University of Nebraska Medical Center 1998
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Resident, Internal Medicine; Creighton
University Medical Center. July 1998-June 2001, Chief Resident,
Internal Medicine, Creighton University Medical Center. July
CERTIFICATION: ABIM, Internal Medicine. Valid through 2021.
PRESENT POSITION: Chief Medical Officer, Creighton University
Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Assistant Dean, Education, Patient
Safety and Quality. Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha,
NE. Hospital Medicine Staff Physician, Creighton University Medical
Center, Omaha, NE.
ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Nebraska ACP
Governor's Advisory Council. Chairman, Nebraska Chapter ACP Awards
Committee. Presenter, Doctor's Dilemma, NACP Annual Session 2013,
2012. Presenter, Alaska Chapter ACP Annual Session, SEP Update in
Hospital-Based Medicine, Alyeska, Alaska, May, 2011. Presenter,
Nebraska Chapter ACP Annual Session 2010, SEP Update in
Hospital-Based Medicine, Omaha, NE, October 2010.
ACP NATIONAL ACTIVITIES: Fellowship, July, 2005.
OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: Chairman, CUMC Quality Council,
July 2012 - May 2013. Chairman, CUMC Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Committee, March 2009 - May 2013. President, Board of Directors,
BLUEBARN Theater, Omaha, NE September 2013 - present. Director,
Nebraska AIDS Project Board of Directors, June 2008 - March 2013.
Medical Executive Committee, CUMC, 2009 - present. Volunteer
Physician, Magis Clinic. Executive Sponsor, Care Redesign in
Palliative and End-of-Life Care, Alegent-Creighton Health, Omaha,
NE. Alegent-Creighton Health (ACH) Patient Safety and Quality
Committee. ACH Clinical Practice Committee. ACH Pharmacy,
Technology, and Therapeutics Committee. Campus Leadership Council,
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: Quality
Improvement - including process improvement, systems design,
patient safety and error science, risk assessment and management.
Outpatient and Hospital-based General Internal Medicine - clinical
practice, practice-based education at the UME and GME level, and
practice management. Fiscal Management - Hospital and Clinical.
CANDIDATE'S STATEMENT: It is a tremendous honor to have been
nominated to the candidacy for Governor-elect. I have tremendous
respect for the work the NACP does, crossing so many elements, from
education to advocacy, physician engagement to community
involvement. Having been exposed to the workings of various state
chapters within the ACP, I find we have a particularly robust and
active chapter. If elected, I would love to take the opportunity to
really invigorate our younger physicians, reaching out to members
and potential members from across the state, to try to strengthen
not only our numbers, but also our strength of variety and
heterogeneity. I would like to also focus on our learners, hoping
to foster involvement at the early stages of their medical
education, and would love to see some of our students and residents
attain leadership at the regional and national levels. Among our
many strengths is heavy and knowledgeable involvement with our
legislators, leading to true advocacy for our patients, our
communities, and our learners. I would seek to continue and bolster
support for these initiatives. I would also love to enhance our
learning opportunities in the areas of medical practice in the era
of the Affordable Care Act, support quality improvement at the
local, system, state, and national levels in order to maximize our
opportunities for success, and also to begin to engage our fellow
professional societies in the state to share best practices and
develop a broader network for our platforms. Thank you again for
the nomination, it would indeed be a great pleasure to serve as