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Governor-elect Biographical Sketch

Meet Our New Governor-elect

Congratulations to the North Carolina Chapter Governor-Elect, Richard M. Wardrop, III, MD, PhD, FACP. Our new Governor-elect (GE) will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2019. As Governor, Dr. Wardrop will serve as the official representative of the College for the North Carolina Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Wardrop will be working closely with Dr. Lichstein (the current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GE, read his bio below.


Richard M. Wardrop III, MD, PhD, FACP

Education: Virginia Tech; MD/PhD, Ohio State University College of Medicine

Post Doctoral Training: Med/Peds, UNC, Chapel Hill; Chief Resident, Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill

Certification: ABIM; ABP

Present Position: Assoc. Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics; Program Director, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

ACP Chapter Involvement and Leadership Activities: Co-chair, Scientific Meeting since 2016; Chair, Wellness Comm. since 2016; Chair, Council of Early Career Physicians (CECP) Abstract Program  2015-2016; Co-Chair, Resident/Student/Fellow Abstract Program since 2013; Chair, Early Career Physicians 2015-2016; Member, Education Comm. since 2015; Member, Governor’s Executive Council since 2013; Judge, Associates Poster Competition since 2013

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2009; Participant, Leadership Day 2009, 2014-2016; Member, Wellness Taskforce and Wellness Champion; Member, Education and Publications Comm. since 2016; Member, CECP since 2015

Other Appointments/Activities

NC Phys. Advisory Group Board of Directors since 2017; President-elect, President, past-president, UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators since 2015; Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Task Force since 2014; AAP Section of Medicine and Pediatrics Executive Council since 2015; Member, Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine since 2016; Founding Member, High Value Practice Academic Alliance since 2016

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Provider wellness; High Value Care; Medical Education