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Meet the new West Virginia Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the West Virginia Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Shawn A. Chillag, MD, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2023. As Governor, Dr. Chillag will serve 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. In the meantime, Dr. Chillag will be working closely with Dr. Davisson (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read his bio below.


Shawn A. Chillag, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: West Virginia University School of Medicine (WVU)

Post-Doctoral Training: Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC); West Virginia University School of Medicine

Certification: ABIM

Present Position: Faculty, West Virginia University Medical School

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Laurate Award 2019; Advisory Council approximately 2 years; Abstract Judge, SC & WV Chapters many years; Meeting Program Committee

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 1985; Successful Nomination of James Griffith, MD, FACP to receive "Distinguished Contributions to Behavioral Medicine Education" Award 2020; Nomination of candidate in June 2021 to receive "Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award" 2022; Promotion, nomination, and support of several FACP candidates, SC and WV Chapters; Workshop, Morning Report, Internal Medicine Meeting 1999

Other Appointments/Activities: CAMC, Several Committees: GMEC, Department, Length of Stay, ED Boarders, Physician Searches for Neurology, Chief Academic Officer, Pulmonary/CCM: WVU/CAMC Transition, Covid Team and Scarce Resources, Leadership Summit; WVU-Charleston, Several local campus and School of Medicine Committees: M-3 clerkship, Curriculum, Promotion/Academic Standards, Finance, WVU PC Charleston Campus Board of Directors, Resident Selection, Covid Operations; Chairman of Medicine, WVU-Charleston Campus through March 2021 (now vice-chairman); Director, M-3 Clerkship

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: General internal medicine teaching for students and residents in clinical arena for inpatient services, outpatient resident clinic and morning report 5 x/week; Working with students, residents for abstracts, publications and investigations; Assisting in growth and advancement of the Department of Medicine, CAMC and the student, resident and fellowship programs