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Governor-elect Designee Biographical Sketch

Meet Our New Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Rhode Island Chapter Governor-Elect Designee, Kelly A. McGarry, MD, FACP. Our new Governor-elect Designee (GED) will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2019. As Governor, Dr. McGarry will serve as the official representative of the College for the Rhode Island Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. McGarry will be working closely with Dr. Kupchan (the current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read her bio below.


Kelly A. McGarry, MD, FACPKelly A. McGarry, MD, FACP

Education: Brown University

Post Doctoral Training: Yale University

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Associate Professor of Medicine; Program Director General Internal Medicine, University Medicine Foundation, Providence, RI

ACP Chapter Involvement and Leadership Activities: I have been a member of the ACP for nearly two decades and have been a member of the Rhode Island Chapter Executive Council since 2010. I have been an invited speaker and served as moderator at several regional ACP meetings.

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2007; from 1999 through 2015, I was a speaker at the annual ACP meeting for a workshop on getting through the Match Process for medical students. I have also served as a mentor in the American College of Physicians Mentoring Program for medical students, physicians in training and early career physicians.

Other Appointments/Activities: I was a Board Member of the University Medicine Foundation, last serving in 2015. I served on the RI Hospital Executive Committee in 2015. I am an ongoing mentor for the Women in Medicine Mentor-Mentee Program at Alpert Medical School and a Collaborative Faculty Member for the Women’s Health in Emergency Care Fellowship. In 2015, I became the Co-Director for the Concentration in LGBTQ Health Care and Advocacy, Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Women's Health; Medical Education; LGBT Healthcare/Care of Vulnerable Populations