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Mark K. Belknap, MD, FACP

PLACE OF BIRTH: Minneapolis, Minnesota

EDUCATION: BA at College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN--1974 MD at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN-1978

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: internship and residency in internal medicine at Hennepin Couty Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN-1978-1982

CERTIFICATION: American Board of Internal Medicine, since 1981-active

PRESENT POSITION: staff physician in internal medicine, Essentia Health-Ashland Clinic, Ashland, WI

ACP ACTIVITIES: Fellowship-1994

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: current and nearly continuous Wisconsin Chapter council member since 1990, of which years before 2000 were on the council of Wisconsin Society of Internal Medicine. Judge for resident presentations at Wisconsin annual chapter meetings yearly for many years (and also often at Minnesota meeting). ACP Wisconsin Chapter liaison to SMARTCare project. Current member of Health and Public Policy Committee of Wisconsin Chapter

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: President of Ashland-Bayfield-Iron Counties Medical Society. Local hospital ICCU director, Cardiopulmonary Service director, Ethics Committee member, member of Essentia Institute of Rural Health Education Committee and Graduate Education Subcommittee

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: member of board of directors of Wisconsin Medical Society Holdings Corporation, member of Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce, member of guiding committee of Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: non-invasive clinical cardiology

Vision Statement

As a longstanding active member, I am honored to be a candidate for Governor of the Wisconsin Chapter. I have been enriched by my involvement on the chapter's council and committees and my attendance at the annual chapter meetings. If elected, I will strive to effectively work to continue the traditions of our active chapter and to keep it relevant to internal medicine specialists and subspecialists in large and small practices and to residents and fellows. I will work to attract medical students to the specialty of internal medicine. I will endeavor to work at the national level of ACP to represent the ideals and interests of the members of the Wisconsin chapter in the areas of legislative policy and advocacy and of development of positions in matters of healthcare financing and organization, access to healthcare, ethical and practice standards, and other areas in which ACP is actively engaged.