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Meet the new Nevada Governor-elect

Congratulations to the Nevada Chapter Governor-elect (GE), Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj, MD, MPH, FACP. She will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2023. As Governor, Dr. Wahi-Gururaj will serve as the official representative of the College for the Nevada Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Wahi-Gururaj will be working closely with Dr. Callister (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Wahi-Gururaj, read her bio below.

Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj, MD, MPH, FACP

Medical School Education: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training: Internship/Residency and PGY-4 Chief Resident, and General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Boston University Medical Center

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine (KKSOM) at University of Las Vegas (UNLV)

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Governor's Advisory Council; Program Planning Chair, Annual Meeting; Originator and Program Chair, Community Faculty Development Series; Wellness Champion

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2012; Reviewer, National Associates' Scientific Abstract Competition; Attendee, Wellness Champion Training 2018; Senior Author, Winning Abstract, Initial Development and Evaluation of an Algorithm for Identifying Inappropriate Lab Orders, National Medical Students Abstract Competition High Value Care 2021; Mentor, Medical Student Mentoring Session, ACP Future I.M. Experience! 2021

Other Appointments/Activities: Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMCSN); COVID-19 Task Force UMCSN; Utilization Management Committee, UMCSN; Resident Wellness Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program, KK School of Medicine (KKSOM) at UNLV; Program Evaluation Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program, KKSOM at UNLV; Clinical Competency Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program, KKSOM at UNLV; Intern Recruitment Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program, KKSOM at UNLV; Curriculum Oversight Committee, KKSOM at UNLV; Faculty Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, KKSOM at UNLV; Graduate Medical Education Committee, KKSOM at UNLV; LCME Accreditation Site Visit Faculty Sub-Committee, KKSOM at UNLV; Medical Student Progress Committee, KKSOM; Promotional Support for Women in Medicine Subcommittee, Academic Alliance for Internal Medicine

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Medical Educations; Faculty Development; Physician Well-being