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Washington Chapter Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Statements

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 1/1/2014 or earlier) can vote online or mail-in ballot. You would need your mailed ballot with your 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, 2016 and ends on November 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

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Matthew F. Hollon, MD, MPH, FACP

Education: MD University of Washington School of Medicine

Post Doctoral Training: University of Washington

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Associate Program Director - Providence Internal Medicine Residency Spokane

ACP Chapter Activities/Leadership Activities: Executive Council Member – Washington State Chapter – 2009-present, Faculty, Washington State Chapter Meeting – 2011, 2015, Judge, poster competition. Washington State Chapter Meeting – 2011, 2015, Judge, oral abstract competition, Washington State Chapter Meeting – 2012, 2013

ACP National Activities: ACP Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) certification – 2012, Reviewer, clinical vignette abstracts ACP National Meeting – 2011, 2012, Judge, poster competition. ACP National Meeting – 2011, 2012, FACP – 2007

Other Appointments/Activities: President, Spokane County Medical Society Foundation, 2016
Board of Trustees, Washington State Medical Association, 2015-present, President, Spokane County Medical Society, 2015, Executive Comm., Spokane County Medical Society, 2013-current, Regence P & T Comm., OmedaRx Pharmacy Benefit Management, Head – Palouse College, University of Washington School of Medicine – Spokane, 2013-present, Shikany Foundation Board, Program Chair – 2012 Scientific Meeting., Spokane Society of Internal Medicine, Clinical Associates Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, 2008-present

Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise: medicine education, evidence-based medicine, pharmaceutical marketing, chronic non-cancer pain, disease prevention

Candidate’s Statement:

Being part of ACP has provided me with exceptional opportunities to advocate for and improve internists’ work life, support the care of patients across clinical settings, and mentor future physicians. If elected, I would work to make these opportunities accessible to all of you by partnering with you to expand our activities across Washington. My work with our council would focus on increasing and enhancing membership by providing meaningful opportunities for camaraderie, continuing education, and professional support in your communities. I would also continue our robust advocacy program and work to increase support for us to embrace our professional responsibility to teach the next generations of physicians emerging from our state’s institutions. Having held numerous regional leadership positions I have the experience to serve effectively as your Governor and thank you for your support.


Christopher L. Knight, MD, FACP

Education: BA, Columbia, 1992; MD, University of Washington, 1996

Post Doctoral Training: University of Washington Internal Medicine Residency, 1999; Chief Resident for Ambulatory Care, 2000

Certification: ABIM, 1999-2019

Present Position: Associate Professor, University of Washington

ACP Chapter Activities/Leadership Activities: Chapter Council, 2007-present, Chapter resident/associate liaison, 2011-present, Presenter at chapter scientific program (MOC modules, "New Drugs") 2012-present, Scientific Program Planning Comm. 2007-present

ACP National Activities: Member of Scientific Program Planning Committee for Internal Medicine 2018,  Contributor, MKSAP 16 General Internal Medicine, 2012, Presenter, "Highlights of Internal Medicine", Internal Medicine 2013 & 2008, Presenter, "New drugs and New uses", Internal Medicine 2012-2014,  Presenter, "Preventive Medicine", ACP Board review course, 2013-present, Fellowship, 2005

Other Appointments/Activities: Associate Program Director, University of Washington Internal Medicine Residency, Associate Clerkship Director, University of Washington Internal Medicine Student Programs, Director of WWAMI regional medical education programs, University of Washington Department of Medicine, National Board of Medical Examiners, 2016-present, Councilor, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, 2015-present, Director, TEACH faculty development program, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2014-present, University of Washington Faculty Senate, 2014-present

Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise: Medical education, High-value prescribing, Distance learning

Candidate's Statement:

I've been part of ACP since Dr. Doug Paauw invited me to the Washington Chapter meeting as a medical student. At that time, I saw ACP as standing for the best in patient care, education, and advocacy. Twenty years later, I still do. If elected, my primary goal for our chapter would be continuing our outstanding, pharma-free Annual Scientific Meeting while increasing engagement with internists throughout the state with in-person and online events. I would advocate for systems supporting high-value care, especially prescribing. I recognize that students and residents are essential to the longevity of ACP, so I would build on the programs we have to support and involve them. I would be thrilled to bring my experience as a clinician and educator and my enthusiasm for ACP's mission to represent our chapter on the BOG.