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2014 Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Vision Statements

Pennsylvania Western Region

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 8/1/2012 or earlier) can vote via online (www.directvote.net/ACP/) or mail-in ballot. You will need your mailed ballot with your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to make a vote. Below are the bios and vision statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting began on September 3, 2014 and ends on November 5, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

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Thomas C. Grau, MD, FACP

Dr. Grau

EDUCATION: BS Muhlenberg College Allentown, Pennsylvania 1982, MD UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School Piscatway, New Jersey 1986

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internal Medicine Residency Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1986-89, Chief Resident Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1989-90

CERTIFICATION: ABIM 1989

PRESENT POSITION: Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Director, UPMC Shadyside Track

ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Program Chair, Western Pennsylvania ACP regional poster competition 2013, Air Force ACP Chapter Laureate 2013, President Society of Air Force Physicians (ACP chapter) 2007-08, Meeting Chair, Air Force ACP meeting 2006

OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: Fellowship of ACP 2001

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Medical Education Faculty Development Preoperative Evaluation

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: Most physicians have one professional organization that is special to them. That organization emphasizes values important to that physician, is led by colleagues whom the physician emulates and is an organization that challenges, inspires and renews that physician. For me, that organization is the ACP. I would like to be Governor of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the ACP because it would provide me an opportunity to serve our Internal Medicine physicians. Service is important to me. Prior to relocating to Pittsburgh, I spent 22 years as a physician in the United States Air Force. During that time, I held number of leadership roles and was active in the Air Force ACP Chapter. Through my service in the ACP, I came to believe it embodied the core values of our specialty. I would be honored to serve as the Governor and continue the great work that is being done by the current Governor.


Anthony J. Maniglia, MD, FACP

Dr. Maniglia

EDUCATION: Saint Francis University: BS in Biology Cum Laude 1974, Hahnemann Medical College: Doctor of Medicine 1978

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Residency: Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center 1978-1981, Chief Resident 1980-1981

CERTIFICATION: Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine

PRESENT POSITION: Attending Physician: UPMC Altoona and Blair Medical Associates, Medical Executive Committee, Member , Blair Medical Associates, Laboratory Director, Blair Medical Associates 1998-2014

ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Membership Chair ACP, Pa Chapter Council Member ACP, Pa Chapter 1998- Selected Laureate ACP 2005

OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: Fellowship American College of Physicians 1998

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Information Technology-worked on committees to institute electronic medical record for 50 physician multi-specialty group 1997

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: I am honored to be nominated for the governorship of ACP for Western Pa. I will do my best to represent my constituency well if elected. New challenges are facing us every day. How we face these challenges not only affects our lives but also affects our patients, employees, local employers as well as many others who are not directly involved in the healthcare field. Obamacare is in effect and we have to adjust to it and the changes that are made to it along the way. Maintenance of Certification, the way that ABIM presently has it set up, can be difficult especially when it is expensive and takes away from what little private lives we have. We really need to work together to make this less onerous than it is presently and at the same time make it a reasonable system to show that we indeed are keeping up with the important things that are changing in medicine. There are many things, economically and clinically that need to be dealt with and they are too difficult to deal with alone. That is what ACP is here for. That is what a strong organization can do for all of us. With your help, that is what I would like to work towards.