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Meet Our New Governor-elect Designee, Robert L. Allison, MD, FACP

Meet Our New Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the South Dakota Chapter Governor-Elect Designee, Robert L. Allison, MD, FACP. Our new Governor-elect Designee (GED) will do a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2019. As Governor, Dr. Allison will serve as the official representative of the College for the South Dakota Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Allison will be working closely with Dr. Bien (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.


Robert L. Allison, MD, FACP

Certification: Internal Medicine Present Position: Practicing physician, Avera Medical Group Pierre,

SD ACP Chapter Involvement and Leadership Activities: Chair, Health and Public Policy since 2003; I have organized two state chapter meetings in my home town as a lead member of the Annual Meeting Committee

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2002; Recipient, Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award 2015; National Key Contact Special Recognition Winner 2006

Other Appointments/Activities: Past President, South Dakota State Medical Association 2012; Chair, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Avera St Mary's Hospital, Pierre, SD 2017

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: General Internal Medicine; Advocacy; Teaching students