About the Chapter


Shawn A. Chillag, MD, FACP

Dr. Chillag serves as the official representative of the College for the West Virginia Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Chillag, read his bio.

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West Virginia Chapter College Awards

James P. Griffith, MD, FACP receives National Award

At the 2021 Internal Medicine Meeting, Dr. Griffith was recognized as the 2019-2020 recipient of the ACP Award for Distinguished Contributions to Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Griffith is Professor of Medicine and Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry and Associate Dean for Student Services for West Virginia University School of Medicine at Charleston. Current efforts of intense activity are in geriatric psychiatry, hospital delirium, and cognitive impairment for West Virginia's older population.

Dr. Griffith

2023 Chapter Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Silver Level of the 2023 Chapter Excellence Award! Only 11 chapters received the Silver Award. The award recognizes chapters that achieve excellence in chapter management. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet nineteen Bronze criteria and seventeen Silver criteria. Criteria include such activities as undertaking efforts to increase advocacy efforts, collaborating with stakeholders to increase visibility of the ACP, holding competitions for members, providing chapter financial reports to members, having Medical Student and Resident/Fellow members on the Governor's Advisory council, retaining transitional and unpaid members, giving awards to chapter members.

Chapter Excellence Award Silver

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