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Meet the new Rhode Island Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Rhode Island Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Kwame O. Dapaah-Afriyie, MBchB, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2023. As Governor, Dr. Dapaah-Afriyie 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. Dapaah-Afriyie will be working closely with Dr. McGarry (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read his bio below.


Kwame O. Dapaah-Afriyie, MBchB, FACP

Medical School Education: School of Medical Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana, West Africa

Post-Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine Residency Program, Brown University, Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

Certification: Internal Medicine 1996, Recertified 2004; Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine 2015

Present Position: Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Co-director, Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, 2019, & 2020 (meeting cancelled because of pandemic); Member, Governor's Council since 2016

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2002

Other Appointments/Activities: Chair, COVID-19 Task Force, Division of Hospital Medicine, Miriam Hospital (TMH); Member, Medical Executive Committee, TMH; Member, Mortality Review Committee, TMH; Member, Lifespan Clinical Quality Oversight Committee; Chair, Audit Committee, Brown Medicine; Member, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, BPI (Brown Physicians' Inc); Implementer, BRIM (Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine) Program; Member, Admissions Committee, Alpert Medical School, Brown University; Member, International Medical Students' Exchange Program, Alpert Medical School; Treasurer, Rhode Medical Society term ends 2022

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Medical education; Inpatient medicine with emphasis on co-management protocols and patient throughput metrics; Workforce diversity initiatives to augment and enrich patient care outcomes.