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Congratulations to the Ohio Chapter Governor-Elect, Michael J.
Tan, MD, FACP. Our new Governor-elect will do a year of training as
a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor
in the Spring of 2015. As Governor, Dr. Tan will serve as the
official representative of the College for the Ohio Chapter,
providing a link between members at the local level and leadership
at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Tan will be working
closely with Dr. Rouan (the current Governor) and College staff to
learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more
about Dr. Tan, feel free to read his bio below.
EDUCATION: BS, Cell and Developmental Biology, Minor-Archaelogy,
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 1995, MD Northeastern Ohio
Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH 1999 now Northeast
Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internal Medicine Residency, Summa
Health System, Akron, OH 1999-2002, Fellowship in Infectious
Diseases and Tropical Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa,
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine 2002-2012, Recertified 2012 to
2022, Infectious Diseases 2004-2014, Enrolled in Maintenance of
PRESENT POSITION: Associate Professor of Internal Medicine,
Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH (since 2010),
Medical Director, Summa Physicians Infectious Disease and Clinical
Physician, Infectious Diseases and HIV, Summa Health System, Akron,
ACP ACTIVITIES: 1) Elected to Fellowship 4/2007. 2) Membership
Management Advisory Committee (National) 5/1/2010-4/30/2014. 3)
Presentations to ACP Chapter Leader Network Sessions: Chapter
Recruitment Programs, Philadelphia 4/2009; ABC of a Strong
Chapter-Membership, New Orleans, 4/2012. 4) Tan MJ. Opportunistic
Infections in Patients with AIDS (Book chapter) In Tan J et al, ed.
Expert Guide to Infectious Diseases 2ed. ACP. 2008, 5) Tan JS, File
TM Jr, Salata RA, Tan MJ (Editors), Expert Guide to Infectious
Diseases 2ed. ACP. 2008. 6) IM Annual Session attendance 2008,
2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: 1) Vice-President,
Ohio Chapter, 10/2009-current, 2) Membership Committee Chair, Ohio
Chapter, 2008-current, 3) Membership Committee, Akron
representative 2007-2008, 4) Governor's Advisory Council,
2008-current, 5) Program and Planning Committee Member, Ohio
Chapter, 2009-current, 6) ACP Member 2004-2007, Associate
1999-2004, Student Member 1998-1999 7) LEAD Certificate 2012 (IM
2012 New Orleans) 8) Ohio Chapter Meeting attendance 2009, 2010,
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: 1) Summa Health System:
Institutional Review Board Member since 2006 and current Co-Chair
IRB, 2) Infection Control Committee, ID Representative since 2006,
3) Medical Executive Committee, Young Physician Representative
2007, At-Large Representative 2008-2013, 4) Interviewer, MD
Admission, NEOMED 2005-current
OTHER APPOINTMENTS: 1) Medical Director, Summa Center for
Clinical Trials since 2011. 2) Medical Director, Clinical Trials
Collaborative, since 2011, 3) Medical Director, Summa Home
Infusion. 4) Clinical Governing Board, Summa Physicians, Inc, since
2013, 5) Co-Course Director, Infection and Immunity, Vice-Chair
Infectious Disease Section, Department of Internal Medicine,
NEOMED, since 2010. 6) M3, M4 ID elective course coordinator, Summa
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: General infectious
diseases and Clostridium difficile infection, Infectious disease
clinical trials, ACP membership recruitment and retention
As your Chapter's Vice-President and Membership Chair, I have
had the opportunity to work closely with your Governor to
strengthen our membership, scientific program, chapter health, and
ties with OSMA to better address the concerns of our internists.
Our endeavors have resulted in presentations to national leadership
recognizing our consistent success. On the National Membership
Committee, I have been able to represent our Chapter in the
College's membership management efforts including promoting College
As your Governor, I will augment our Chapter's continued
emphasis on education, professionalism, and policy. Changes in
healthcare delivery will require our Chapter leadership to advocate
for our Internists' interests. Changing licensure and maintenance
requirements affect internists and subspecialists of all
generations, and the College's role in education and representation
will be more important than ever. The culture of healthcare is
changing; our internists need ACP to be their voice, support, and
source of knowledge.