Scott C. Woller, MD, FACP, ACP Governor
Greetings from the Governor
Dear ACP Utah Members:
Happy New Year to you and welcome 2024!
It is my distinct privilege to announce the next governor of the Utah Chapter American College of Physician Governor-elect designee, Dr. Mary Tipton, MD, FACP, FAAP. Dr. Tipton graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Wright State University. She is a Physician at CopperView Medical Center. After eighteen years as a partner she will transition in 2024 away from an insurance- based practice to Blossom Health, a Direct Primary Care practice. She believes the direct care model will provide patients with better access, extended appointments and better align the incentives to provide quality care for an affordable monthly fee. Dr. Tipton is a Principal Investigator with Alliance for Multi-specialty Research, participating in hundreds of clinical studies. She possesses a strong interest in mitigating the high costs and waste in our current healthcare system with a special emphasis in drug pricing. She has worked to mitigate physician workforce shortages, and champions physician-led healthcare teams with an emphasis on protecting physician scope of practice.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW for the 2024 ACP Utah Chapter Scientific Meeting March 7-8, 2024, at the Marriott University Park. This meeting will help you meet your needs as a physician and help you provide the best care for your patients using the latest information. Please use this link to register for the meeting.
Dr. Caroline Milne, MD FACP, Chair of the Health & Public Policy committee has welcomed Drs. Kelly Murnin MD FACP, and Cari Low MD FACP as the newest committee members. This committee continues to advocate for internal medicine in Utah in venues such as Doctors Day “On the Hill” (January 22nd) and with our US representatives. Stay tuned for a H&PP Update at our ACP 2024 Scientific Meeting provided by our keynote, Dr. Leslie F. Algase MD FACP.
Thanks to each of you who responded to the hard work of our Membership and Retention Committee led this year by Jennifer Scott MD, FACP Our Utah chapter ONCE AGAIN has been recognized with a top award for the Chapter Challenge Outreach to Unpaid Membership. The ACP Utah Chapter was presented 2 (two!!) $1000 award stipends for Early Career Physicians to offset attendance at the Internal Medicine Meeting ACP 2024 in Boston. If you meet ECP criteria—must be an ACP Member or Fellow and within 16 years from graduating medical school. To apply for this benefit, please email Cami Bills.
Are you interested in serving on an ACP leadership committee? We're especially interested in engagement among our ACP members that are under-represented including those from rural Utah and outside the Salt Lake area. If yes, simply reach out to Cami Bills to learn more.
Wishing you and your loved ones an active, healthy, and wonderful 2024,
Scott C. Woller, MD FACP FCCP
Election Results: Officers and Regents
The election of Officers and Regents is now complete. Terms become effective at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting (ABM) and Town Hall scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. ET in Boston, MA.
Isaac O. Opole, MBChB, PhD, FACP, Kansas City, KS
2024-25 CHAIR-ELECT, BOARD OF REGENTS
(Approved by the Board of Regents at their November 2023 meeting, in accordance with ACP Bylaws)
Rebecca A. Andrews, MD, MS, FACP, Farmington, CT
The following Regents were elected for a second two-year term to expire in 2026:
Leslie F. Algase, MD, FACP, Rochester, NY
Saba A. Hasan, MD, MACP, Trenton, NJ
Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP, Scottsdale, AZ
NEW REGENTS ELECTED - TERM TO EXPIRE IN 2026
Micah W. Beachy, DO, FACP, Omaha, NE
Irma Luisa Ceja-Martínez, MD, FACP, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Noel M. Deep, MD, MACP, Antigo, WI
Cristin A. Mount, MD, MACP, Tacoma, WA