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Biographical Sketch and Vision Statement for New Governor-elect Designee

William A. Shiffermiller, MD, FACP

Congratulations to the Nebraska Chapter Governor-Elect, William A. Shiffermiller, MD, FACP. Our newly elected Governor-elect will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2012. As Governor, Dr. Shiffermiller will serve as the official representative of the College for the Nebraska Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Shiffermiller will be working closely with Dr. Tape, the current Governor, and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Shiffermiller, below is his bio and vision statement for the chapter.

William A. Shiffermiller

EDUCATION: Ainsworth Nebraska High School, University of Nebraska Lincoln - B.S, UNMC Omaha M.D., UNMC Internal Medicine Fellowship
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: ABMS Internal Medicine 1978, Voluntary Recertification 1998
PRESENT POSITION: Vice President of Medical Affairs, Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Volunteer Faculty UNMC, Private Practice Internal Medicine
ACP ACTIVITIES: Fellow 2010
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: President Nebraska Methodist Hospital Medical Staff 1996-98, Member and twice Chairman, Board of Examiners in Medicine and Surgery State of Nebraska 1986-96, President Alpha Chapter AOA, Board of Directors for Jenny Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa 2009-Present
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Physician Privileging, Credentialing

Vision Statement
I look to the ACP to provide leadership in representing the interests of internists in our interaction with government and other professional organizations nationally and to facilitate education and the dissemination of information of interest to our constituents. I view our local Governor's role as the interface between the Nebraska Chapter members and the national organization in airing our agenda nationally and to reporting back locally as well as encouraging participation in ACP and supporting education in Nebraska. If elected I would strive to maintain the high standard set by our previous leaders.