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2017 Governor-elect Election Biographical Sketches and Candidate Statements

The ballots for the current Governors-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an electdate of 1/1/2015 or earlier) can vote online or mail-in ballot. You would need your mailed ballot or election email with your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to make a vote. Below are the bios and statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting began on September 21, 2017 and ends on November 9, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

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Robert B. Hauger, MD, FACPRobert B. Hauger, MD, FACP

Education: Bachelors of Science, Chemistry and Mathematics

Post Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine

Certification: ABIM

Present Position: General Internist, Saint Francis Health System

ACP Chapter Involvement and Leadership Activities: Council Member 2007-2013; Recipient, Laureate Award 2014

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2003

Other Appointments/Activities: President Medical Dental Staff, Saint Francis Hospital; Credentials Committee, Saint Francis Hospital; Board Member, My Health Access Network; Board Member, Oklahoma Center for Healthcare Improvement; Recipient, Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Champion Award for the Oklahoma region; Clinical Instructor, 3rd year medical students, University of Oklahoma College of Community Medicine

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Quality Improvement; high functioning teams; physician engagement

Candidate Statement:

In 1999, Dr. John Kalbfleisch (former governor of Oklahoma Chapter) suggested I become a member of the American College of Physicians. He taught me the importance of leadership, mentorship and service by his example. I am seeking to become the Oklahoma Chapter Governor to pay forward those lessons learned years ago. I am an accomplished physician leader in the American College of Physicians, the state of Oklahoma and the Saint Francis Health System. I have served as chief of the staff, an academic detailer, a teacher of medical students and a regional leader in the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative. I am committed to continuing the success of the Oklahoma Chapter, developing the physician leaders of tomorrow and assuring that the renaissance of internal medicine continues.


Martina J. Jelley, MD, FACPMartina J. Jelley, MD, FACP

Education: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Post Doctoral Training: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa and University of Colorado Fellowship in General Internal Medicine

Certification: ABIM 1989

Present Position: Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Internal Medicine, OU School of Community Medicine

ACP Chapter Involvement and Leadership Activities: Scientific Program Committee since 2015; Nominating Committee since 2015; Member, Governing Council since 2013

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2009

Other Appointments/Activities: Julian Rothbaum Chair in Community Health Research; Chair, OUHSC Institutional Review Board; Member, Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Steering Committee; Chair, OU Tulsa Clinical Vignette Symposium; Board of Directors, Academy on Violence and Abuse

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Effects of Childhood Trauma and Intimate Partner Violence on Adult Health; Preventive Medicine; Research Ethics

Candidate Statement:

The American College of Physicians has been an important part of my medical career and I would like to give back to the organization. Early in my career in academic medicine, I was honored to chair the scientific program at the annual meeting. The mentorship that I received in that experience was critical to my success in future leadership roles. I see my role as helping to expand the reach of the ACP so that it can be even more beneficial for current and future internists. Having worked with residents for the last 25 years, I feel I have insight into what the internist of the future needs to support their careers, whether in private practice or in academics. Specifically, I would like to encourage ACP support in the areas of work-life balance, the integration of behavioral health into primary care, and trauma-informed care for all patients.