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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 9/1/2013 or earlier)
can vote online at(www.directvote.net/ACP/) or
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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, 2015 and ends on November 9, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please
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EDUCATION: Undergraduate: Rutgers College, NJ Medical School:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internship and Residency: Vanderbilt
University Medical Center; Chief residency: University of TN; IM
Residency: St. Thomas Midtown, formerly Baptist Hospital
CERTIFICATION: ABIM in Internal Medicine (lifetime certificate,
and have recertified and will do again in 2015 ABIM:
Geriatrics-recertified in 2014
PRESENT POSITION: Core Faculty and Director of Ambulatory
Medical Clinic, University of TN, St. Thomas Midtown Private
Practice: Geriatrics and Internal Medicine
ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: TN ACP Governor's
Council, 2002-present TN ACP treasurer 2009-11 Work with
Resident/Fellow Members for clinical vignettes, posters, and
jeopardy for yearly meetings
ACP NATIONAL ACTIVITIES: Fellowship-1998 Review resident
abstracts for national meeting
OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: Siloam Family Health
center-volunteer Local medical missions with St. Thomas
Health-volunteer Nashville Rescue MIssion-volunteer Former vice
chief and chief of IM-St Thomas Midtown (2009-2012) Former chair of
St Thomas Midtown quality committee (2013-15) Member: Medical
executive committee, quality committee, Medication management High
reliability organization, ACO subcommittees, EMR Outpatient and
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: 1.
Geriatrics-Improving transition of care, and high value care for
the elderly 2. Ambulatory education for house-staff and promoting
primary care as a career
CANDIDATE STATEMENT: My professional organization of choice has
always been the ACP, since my introduction to it through my mentors
when I was a chief resident. I have proudly been involved since
1988, and want to be a part of making sure this organization
continues to thrive, and that it captures the needs of all
internists (outpatient providers and hospitalists) and
subspecialists. I am committed to patient-centered care, as this is
the prime reason I entered the profession. I am actively involved
in private practice and education of our doctors of tomorrow, and
want to engage all in our organization, so we can be a successful
voice for our patients, and colleagues in this climate that is ever
changing. I would be honored to serve and look it as a
responsibility to give back to so many who have given to me.
EDUCATION: Rhodes College, 1993, BS; University of Tennessee
College of Medicine 1998, MD
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internal Medicine Residency, Medical
College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University 1998-2001.
Chief Resident, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth
CERTIFICATION: American Board of Internal Medicine, 2001;
PRESENT POSITION: Clinical practice, as a private practice
internist with Heritage Medical Associates in Nashville,
ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Treasurer of
Governor's Council 2011 - Present; Chair of Finance Committee,
Governor's Council 2011 - Present; Attended annual chapter
scientific meetings consecutively 2003-2014; Associate poster &
abstract competition judge 2013; Chapter scientific planning
ACP NATIONAL ACTIVITIES: Attended consecutive Internal Medicine
national meetings 2003 - 2015; Faculty for Internal Medicine
national meeting - 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015; Walter J. McDonald Award
for Early Career Physicians 2013; Leadership Day on Capitol Hill
delegate 2010 - 2011. Served on the following national committees:
Credentials Committee 2014 - Present; Internal Medicine Insider
Research Panelist 2012 - Present; Board of Regents (ex officio)
2010 - 2011; Chair of Council of Young Physicians 2010-2011;
Strategic Planning 2010 - 2011; Board of Governors (ex officio)
2009 - 2010; Fellowship obtained - 2006.
OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: Board of Trustees, Rhodes College
2015 - Present. Associate Chief of Medicine, St. Thomas West
Hospital 2013 - Present; Chair of Medical Advisory Committee, St.
Thomas West Hospital 2013 - Present; Medical Executive Committee,
St. Thomas West Hospital 2013 - Present; Quality Committee,
Heritage Medical Associates 2012 - Present; Clinical Assessment
Committee, St. Thomas West Hospital 2010; Executive Committee,
Heritage Medical Associates 2010.
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: I enjoy the clinical
practice of preventive care and hyperlipidemia management. In
addition, I remain diligent in my availability and mentorship for
medical students, residents, and early career physicians.
CANDIDATE STATEMENT: I am honored to be a candidate for the
Governor position and embrace the opportunity to serve the
Tennessee Chapter. My experience in serving ACP on a national level
has provided valuable insight into the College, which will enhance
my leadership at the chapter level. The priority areas in which I
would like to devote my efforts include: revitalizing the field of
internal medicine by targeting students and residents, improving
retention by demonstrating the value of membership, and increasing
programming for hospitalist members. As Governor, I would support
ACP's national initiatives (e.g. high value care, maintenance of
certification reform, transitioning to value based payment models),
along with advocacy efforts. I commit to serve the Tennessee
membership with integrity, address the issues that concern our
members, disseminate appropriate information from the national
office, and enhance the concept of Tennessee Chapter of ACP being
the professional home for all internists.