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Ohio Governor's Newsletter December 2018

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Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, ACP Governor


Governor's Message

We've finished another fantastic Chapter meeting. It was one of our best attended, and I'd like to thank all the faculty and attendees for their participation. Ideas and planning for the 2019 meeting are in motion and will build upon some of the wellness principles we've learned as well as the suggestions that attendees have provided. ACP continues to actively protect your needs as an Internal Medicine specialist. You may have recently seen reports regarding the NRA's response to ACP's position paper on gun violence. A number of the responses to this media frenzy came from non-internists. Regardless of your views of this topic, ACP's role impacts not just internists, but other practicing physicians and the general public. In the past few years, there have been more stories with ACP in the national spotlight. From gun violence to health care law, ACP's visibility has been growing, and allows for more leverage in working toward IM's goals. In the upcoming years, look for more chapter involvement in local and national advocacy as well as opportunities for more membership engagement.

Thank you all for being members of ACP. Have a wonderful holiday season and New Year.



Membership Update

Membership has grown in 2018. Total membership for Ohio is 5593 with 13 Masters and 962 Fellows. Please be sure to tell your colleagues about all of the member benefits available to them for joining ACP!



Ohio/Air Force Combined Scientific Chapter Meeting – October 4-5, 2018

We have just completed another successful combined Ohio/Air Force Chapter Scientific Meeting. We again had over 300 participants at our two-day meeting. Thank you to our Program Chair, Dr. Roberto Colon and our entire Program Committee for putting together such a robust program and thanks to all members who served as judges, faculty and moderators.

A special thanks goes to Dr. Andrew Dunn, a Regent of the College, and Chair-Elect of the Board of Regents, who traveled to Ohio to attend our meeting as well as serve as faculty and help judge posters. We also had a nice showing for our 3rd Governor's 5k, with a significant increase in participation for a pre-session run on Friday. This year marked our first ever Wellness Room at the meeting with yoga and relaxation sessions held throughout the day on Friday. We look forward to expanding on these two wellness-inspired activities next year.

Congratulations to the following who were honored at our Awards Reception on Thursday:

Gregory W. Rouan, MD, MACP: The James S. Tan, MD, MACP Laureate Award

Peter H. Lenz, MD, FACP: The Evelyn V. Hess, MD, MACP Master Teacher Award

Christopher M. Whinney, MD, FACP: The Evelyn V. Hess, MD, MACP Master Teacher Award

David E. McMahon, MD, FACP: The 2018 Internist of the Year Award

Also, congratulations to the Cleveland Clinic team who won the Doctor's Dilemma competition for 2018. They will be representing Ohio at the national competition being held during Internal Medicine 2019 in Philadelphia. Team members are Bilal Samhouri, MD, Mohammed Zmaili, MD, Mo’tasem Alkhayyat, MD, and Justin Hanks, DO (team alternate). Special thanks go to Dr. Patrick Brine for once again organizing this year's Doctor's Dilemma!

Congratulations to the following Poster Winners. Our first place winners get a bid to their respective competitions in Philadelphia in 2019. Special thanks to Dr. Beth Liston, Chair of the Medical Student Competition and Dr. Kevin Goist, Chair of the Resident/Fellow Competition.

Medical Students

Clinical Vignette

1st Place: Zachary Tugaoen, The Ohio State University

2nd Place: Mahima Venkatesh, Jewish Hospital

3rd Place: Rachel Mantyla, University of Cincinnati


1st Place: Rachel Baird, Case Western Reserve University

Resident/Fellow Members:

Clinical Vignette

1st Place: Tahani Atieh, Cleveland Clinic

2nd Place: Adarsh Sidda, Summa Health System

3rd Place: Andrew Johns, The Ohio State University

Merit: Jaclyn Rivington, Metro Health

Merit: Kashif Khan, UH/Case Western Reserve

Clinical Research

1st Place: Noah Hagen, Mt. Carmel Health System

2nd Place: Akshita Sharma, University of Cincinnati

3rd Place: Leslie Applegate, University of Cincinnati

Quality Improvement

1st Place: Michael Nguyen, Summa Health System

Basic Research

1st Place: Eejung Kim, University of Cincinnati

High Value Care

1st Place: Jessica Weiss, Mt. Carmel Health System



Save The Date: 2019 Ohio/Air Force Combined Scientific Chapter Meeting

Please mark your calendars for Thursday and Friday, October 17-18, 2019 for the Ohio/Air Force Annual Scientific Meeting. The Planning Committee has a great program lined up for you. Along with our annual Poster Competition and Doctor's Dilemma Competition, we will be expanding our Physician Wellness features beyond our annual 5K run and yoga session. Watch your mail for future updates. We hope to see you there!



Internal Medicine 2019

Internal Medicine 2019 will take place in Philadelphia, PA from April 11th to 13th. Registration is now open. The Ohio Chapter reception will be held on Friday, April 12th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. We will once again be joined by the Air Force, Army and Navy Chapters of ACP. I hope you will join us for a fun evening of collegiality.



Leadership Day 2019

Leadership Day will take place on May 14th & 15th on Capitol Hill. It is a tremendous opportunity to learn about ACP's Advocacy activities and have a chance to speak with Representatives and staff. This year we will be expanding our medical student funding by offering grants to each medical school to fund two students to attend. Each grant will be in the amount of $750.00. Students nominated to participate must be members of the Ohio Chapter. All other members of the Chapter are welcome to participate. More details will be forthcoming but please contact Jan Wrassman with questions. Click here for more information about ACP's Leadership Day.



Member Highlights

Please join us in congratulating Keith B. Armitage, MD, MACP. Dr. Armitage became our newest Master of the Ohio Chapter on October 1st. Mastership is an award from the College and are nominated and supported by colleagues. ACP Bylaws state that Masters shall be Fellows who have been selected because of “integrity, positions of honor, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine.” Masters must be highly accomplished persons demonstrating eminence in practice, leadership, or in medical research. Evidence of their achievements can come from many types of endeavors such as notoriety within their field and/or ACP chapter, research, education, health care initiatives, volunteerism, and administrative positions. The Master must be distinguished by the excellence and significance of his or her contributions to the field of medicine. For Mastership, ACP involvement is expected, with rare exceptions. This may include, for example, service to the College in an official capacity, participation in chapter activities, and involvement in the development of College products and educational programs. If you know of Fellows that may be potential candidates for Mastership or other Chapter awards, please let us know.

Congratulations to Beth Liston, MD, FACP who was elected as representative for the 21st District of the Ohio House of Representatives.



New Fellows

The following physicians were elected to Fellowship since July 1st:

Aliecia M. Hochhausler, MD, FACP       Andrew Z. Filiatraut, DO, FACP

Ardeshir Zia Hashmi, MBBS, FACP        Ashlee R. Ames, MD, FACP

Bi A. Awosika, MD, FACP                      Bilal Khan, MD, FACP

Christopher G. Sivak, MD, FACP          Dwight Owen, MBBCh, FACP

Emmett C. Roper, Jr., MD, FACP          Erin E. McConnell, MD, FACP

Eseoghene Ayisire, MD, FACP              Fetnat M. Fouad-Tarazi, MD, FACP

Gabriel Tinoco, MD, FACP                    Javaria Anwar, MD, FACP

Jaykumar Menon, MBBS, FACP             Jodi M. Grandominico, MD, FACP

Kanchan M. Pillai, MD, FACP                Kathleen Broderick-Forsgren, MD, FACP

Khadija Ahmed, MBBS, FACP               Kincade D. Turner, MD, FACP

Laura C. Hart, MD, FACP                      Lawand Saadulla, MD, FACP

Leslie P. Wong, MD, FACP                    Lisa M. Joliat, MD, FACP

Mahesh B. Manne, MBBS, FACP           Maria M. Miklowski, MD, FACP

Mary B. Breckenridge, MD, FACP         Megan Yeh, MD, FACP

Michael J. Menolasino, DO, FACP        Mohamed Sanad, MBBch, FACP

Nadia Chammas Aoun, MD, FACP       Nancy A. Istenes, DO, FACP

Navjot Jain, DO, FACP                          Olga A. Kuzmin, DO, FACP

Penali N. Noticewala, MD, FACP          Peter Lenz, MD, FACP

Rahul Kumar, MBBS, MD, FACP           Raktim Kumar Ghosh, MD, MBBS, FACP

Sally Namboodiri, MD, FACP               Sandra L. Riegler, MD, FACP

Silvia E. Pastor-Iturricha, MD, FACP    Sonali M. Chokshi, MD, FACP

Sutoidem Akpanudo, MD, FACP          Suzanne R. Snyder, MD, FACP

Sylvia Polenakovik, MD, FACP             Troy A. Schaffernocker, MD, FACP

Yassin Mustafa, MBBS, FACP

All new Fellows are invited to walk in convocation during Internal Medicine 2019.



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News From The National ACP Office

Society of General Internal Medicine and ACP Announce 2018 ProudtobeGIM Grantees

SGIM and ACP recently announced the funded institutions for this year's ProudtobeGIM grant cycle. The recipients include three ACP chapters who co-sponsored the grant applications and 13 ACP chapters who will work in conjunction with awardees. The ProudtobeGIM campaign was launched in 2015 by SGIM to expose medical students and residents to career opportunities in general internal medicine.

Respond by: Saturday, December 1, 2018

ACP Leadership Programs Available in Hospital Medicine or General Internal Medicine

In partnership with the American Association for Physician Leadership, ACP offers a flexible, 18-month-long Certificate in Physician Leadership program. Participants may select the Hospital Medicine track or, beginning this July, the General Internal Medicine track.

The program includes a combination of formal training through 43.5 hours of webinar or live coursework, online group discussions facilitated by leaders in internal medicine, and a capstone project that will demonstrate successful mastery of leadership concepts.

Participants may apply online by December 1, 2018 to enroll in the cohorts that begin work in January 2019. We encourage you to promote this program to your chapter members.

This program offers exclusive training by leadership experts and important career-building skills. In addition, ACP provides participants with access to a number of professional development and membership engagement opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Clinical Skills Center Call for Proposals

Respond by: Friday, April 26, 2019

The Clinical Skills Committee (CSC) is seeking proposals for Internal Medicine 2021, which will be held in Orlando, FL on April 29 – May 1, 2021. The CSC places a priority on interactive workshops that focus on the acquisition or improvement of procedural skills, physical examination skills, and communication skills. The CSC is most interested in workshops that have a high likelihood of changing physician behavior using proven teaching techniques or new and innovative teaching strategies that have yet to be tested.

Click here to submit a proposal to the Clinical Skills Committee. The deadline for proposals is April 26, 2019.