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2019 Governor-elect Election Biographical Sketch and Candidate Statement - Utah

The ballots for the current Governors-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an elect date of 9/1/2017 or earlier) can vote online or mail-in ballot.

You will need your mailed ballot or election email containing your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to vote. Below are the bios and statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting begins on September 20, 2019 and will end on November 8, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

For replacement ballots and election customer service, e-mail or call toll-free 1-866-909-3549, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central. For general information, you may email Julie Sinkoff, Coordinator, Board of Governor Relations, or call her at 215-351-2699.

Kencee K. Graves, MD, FACPKencee K. Graves, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: University of Utah

Post-Doctoral Training: University of Utah

Certification: Internal Medicine, ABIM

Present Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine; Academic Hospitalist; Palliative Medicine Fellow; Associate Chief Medical Quality Officer

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Leadership Council since 2013; Member, Residents and Fellows Committee 2013-2015; Chair, Residents and Fellows Committee 2015-2018; Member, Scientific Meeting Planning Committee since 2018

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2016; Abstract Reviewer since 2013; Poster Judge 2013-2017; Moderator, Doctor's Dilemma 2015-2017

Other Appointments/Activities:
Mountain West Regional Leadership Council, Society of General Internal Medicine since 2017; Board of Directors, 4th Street Homeless Clinic since 2019

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Value Based Healthcare; Hospice & Palliative Medicine; Hospital Medicine

Candidate Statement:
My first ACP meeting was in 2009; when I was a third year student and presented a clinical vignette poster in Philadelphia. I was amazed by the number of engaged internists present, and invigorated in learning the clinical updates and seeing what ACP had to offer. Since that time, I have been involved in a number of ACP activities that have demonstrated the broad impact that the organization has in empowering and educating the internal medicine workforce. I was able to participate in ACP Leadership Day in 2013 and see advocacy in action. I am interested in serving on the Board of Governors to give back and pay it forward. I believe that every internist should have the high degree of education, community and advocacy that ACP provides. If elected, I would provide a decade of experience on multiple ACP committees and strong leadership skills developed over that time.

Scott C. Woller, MD, FACPScott C. Woller, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Northwestern University Medical School

Post-Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Medical Resident, University of Utah

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Thrombosis Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center; Chair, Department of Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Executive Committee Member, Leadership Council 2008-2016; Chair, Residents and Fellows Committee 2008-2016; Member, Chapter Meeting Program Committee 2008-2012; Judge, Poster Competition; Invited Lecturer, Thrombosis Medicine, Annual Meeting

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2009; Recipient, Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Certification 2009 (among first ACP members and first in Utah to receive award); Invited Panelist, ACP IM Insider 2014

Other Appointments/Activities:
Chair, Department of Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center; Member, Medical Executive Committee, Intermountain Medical Center; Member, Research Guidance Council (directing system-wide research vision), Intermountain Healthcare; Co-Chair, CHEST Guidelines Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy Writing Panel, American College of Chest Physicians; Invited Panelist, Venous Thromboembolism Surveillance Workgroup Committee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Thrombosis Medicine; Guideline Development

Candidate Statement:
I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for Governor of the ACP Utah Chapter. I would rely on my leadership experience as Medicine Department Chair at Intermountain Medical Center and my time working on highly collaborative projects such as international guidelines to lead as ACP Governor principally in these 3 areas. First, I would assure that a national voice for Utah members exists to communicate Utah physicians’ interests broadly. Second, I would prioritize continuing the rich tradition of the Utah Chapter providing timely and relevant medical education (CME) through scientific meetings and online opportunities. Third, I would encourage growing the influence of internal medicine by promoting early careerists’ appreciation of the rewards of internal medicine practice--especially among medical students, residents, and fellows. I would find genuine gratification inviting early career physicians to advance to ACP Fellowship thereby empowering their role in the direction of their profession.