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Biographical Sketch and Vision Statement for New Governor-elect

Congratulations to the Utah Chapter Governor-Elect, Robert C. Pendleton, MD, FACP. He will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2013. As Governor, Dr. Pendleton will serve as the official representative of the College for the Utah Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Pendleton will be working closely with Dr. Edwards, the current Governor, and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Pendleton, below are his bio and vision statement for the chapter.

Robert C. Pendleton, MD, FACP


DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH: July 28, 1970. Logan, Utah;
EDUCATION: 1992 BS in Biology, Utah State University, 1997 MD, Baylor College of Medicine;
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: 2000 Internal Medicine Residency, University of Utah School of Medicine;
CERTIFICATION: ABIM 2000, Recertified 2010;
PRESENT POSITION: Associate Professor of Medicine, Director Hospitalist Program, Medical Director Thrombosis Service, University of Utah Healthcare;
ACP ACTIVITIES: Speaker Regional Meeting, Fellowship-pending approval Summer 2011;
CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Speaker, regional meeting. Education planning committee member;
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: I serve as the Director of the University of Utah Hospitalist Program and related to this have served on numerous quality and performance improvement committees. Additionally, within the University of Utah Healthcare system I have served in capacities that impact trainees and established clinicians: Internal Medicine 3rd year student co-clerkship director (2000-2006), 4th year medical student curriculum committee (2004-2007), intern selection committee (2000-present), and both the clinical advisory and tenure faculty review committees of the Internal Medicine Department. More broadly, I direct numerous national CME programs including serving as the co-director of the University of Utah, Department of Internal Medicine's Biennial "Advances in Internal Medicine" National CME conference;
OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Editorial Board of Hospital Practice and Hospitalist News and manuscript referee for numerous journals. Member of North American Thrombosis Forum scientific advisory committee;
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Hospital-Based medicine and medical education, transitions of medicine and communication across the care continuum, thrombosis prevention and management, performance/Quality Improvement within individual practice and healthcare systems

Vision Statement

As an Academic Hospitalist with an outpatient specialty clinic, I have the opportunity to care for inpatients and outpatients and to work with trainees, academic, and community-based providers. This broad experience will give me the perspective to successfully advocate for all ACP members. My vision is to incorporate my background and administrative support staff (with expertise in CME and Performance Improvement) to enhance and strengthen the ties between inpatient and outpatient providers through outreach and collaborative events, to update the Chapter's delivery of continuing education by incorporating innovative web-based interactive content and enhancing CME outreach to rural providers, to engage and stimulate trainee interest in Internal Medicine and involvement in the Chapter through structured mentorship and performance improvement opportunities, to foster collaborative efforts with regional Governor's in the adjoining states, and to ensure that Utah ACP members have a legislative voice as it relates to evolving healthcare change.