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Chapter News

Congratulations New Wisconsin Chapter Fellows

  • Carlos E Figueroa Castro, MD FACP
  • Christine J Kolehmainen, MD FACP
  • Siobhan D Wilson, MD FACP

(March 2022) Congratulations to the Wisconsin Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


Committee Update

(March 2022) The Wisconsin Chapter is establishing three new committees and the Council of Medical Student Members. The new committees include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee chaired by Dr. Ridhwi Mukerji FACP; Physician Well-being and Professional Fulfillment Committee chaired by Dr. Margaret Paulson FACP; Resolutions Committee chaired by Dr. Sophie Kramer FACP; and the Council of Medical Student Members chaired by Ms. Harini Shah. I would like to thank all the chairs for volunteering to lead these committees and councils. I invite you to reach out to me, Dr. Ann Maguire, our Governor-Elect, or the chairs of the committees, if you are interested in serving on any of them. The charge for each of the committees and the council can be found below.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Charges: Recommend to the Governor and the Governor’s Advisory Council effective strategies to assure integration of diversity and inclusion across the Chapter’s governance and membership that is responsive to the changing environment and demographics. Such strategies should enhance professional development, foster diversity and involvement in Wisconsin ACP chapter activities, and increase the value of membership for our diverse physician members.

Physician Well-being and Professional Fulfillment Committee

Charges: To provide ongoing advice to the Chapter Governor and the Governor’s Advisory Council to enhance member well‐being and professional fulfillment. The committee would provide key input into current and future strategies and advocacy designed to promote the well‐being and professional fulfillment of internists and their clinical teams throughout Wisconsin.

Resolutions Committee

Charges: To advise the Wisconsin Chapter Governor on resolutions presented for consideration at the Board of Governors meetings, and reviewing all resolutions submitted to the Governor’s Advisory Council pursuant to the criteria established by Council.

To solicit input from chapter membership on the resolutions submitted for consideration to the Board of Governors and bring this forward to the chapter Governor.

To advise the makers of the resolutions on how to bring their resolutions into compliance with the guidelines adopted by Council, and how well it fits within the ACP’s Mission and Goals.

Council of Medical Student Members

Charges: Respond to requests from the Governor, Advisory Council, committees and staff for review of programs, products and services. Advise the Governor and the Governor’s Advisory Council on:

  • Promoting internal Medicine as a career
  • Increasing the value of ACP membership to medical students
  • Strengthening chapter and medical school level activities
  • Aligning this council activities with the Wisconsin ACP Chapter’s Strategic Plan

Congratulations New Wisconsin Chapter Fellows

  • Wamiq Y Banday, MD FACP

(February 2022) Congratulations to the Wisconsin Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


 Call for Submissions: In the Life of This Wisconsin Doctor

(January 2022) We encourage our chapter members to submit a 500-1500 word narrative about their life or experience, particularly regarding the practice of medicine. The Women’s Committee will be reviewing the submitted articles, and the selected pieces will be shared with the membership through communications from the Governor and through a link on our chapter website to the showcase the collection.

Please see below for the submission details:

The ACP Wisconsin Chapter recognizes the value of sharing struggles, triumphs, and everyday life as a way to foster a sense of meaning in medical practice and remind us of the reasons we chose Internal Medicine and continue in this profession. To that end, we invite you to submit a written account of a part of your experience as a doctor or other meaningful event. Submissions will be reviewed by designated members of the ACP Wisconsin Chapter for appropriateness and interest to other doctors, revisions will be suggested to the author if needed, and, if appropriate, final pieces will be published in a future Governor's Newsletter or Badger Beat (abbreviated electronic newsletter) and on the ACP-WI Chapter website (open to public) and social media platforms (open to public).

Criteria for Submissions

Submissions are accepted from any ACP-WI Chapter member at any level of training. 

Any narrative about the member's life or experiences will be considered; narratives particularly regarding the practice of medicine, medical training, or patient interactions are particularly desired. Suggested length is 500-1500 words.  Submissions outside this length will be reviewed and may be approved on a case-by-case basis.  We will also consider other submissions related to the practice of medicine, such as poetry or artwork, on a case-by-case basis. Any patient identities should be masked; we will follow these recommendations from Annals on how to do that: https://annals.org/aim/pages/authorsinfoonbeingadoctor.

Please email ACP-WI (info@acpwi.org) with submissions and a cover letter addressing the patient identifiers as above.

Caring for the Holocaust Survivors by Sophie Kramer, MD


 2022 Chapter Awards Nominations

(January 2022) Even, or perhaps especially, during these extraordinary times, the ACP-Wisconsin Chapter believes that it is important to recognize and honor distinguished internal medicine physicians and colleagues for their teaching, research, service and leadership accomplishments through our 2022 ACP-Wisconsin Chapter Awards. The Awards Committee requests your assistance in recognizing these individuals. Please refer to the information below for the details of each award and please consider nominating a deserving colleague.

  • You may nominate only one candidate for each of the ten awards.
  • All nominees must be members of the ACP-Wisconsin Chapter (except for the Legislator of the Year and Sharon Haase Advancement of Women's Health Awards). To determine if a person is an ACP-Wisconsin Chapter member, please contact ACP-WI Chapter Staff, Veronica DeMore (info@acpwi.org) or by phone, 414-488-3910.
  • Nominations are due by Friday, April 13th, 2022. Winners will be notified in June and invited to attend the Awards Luncheon at the 2022 ACP-WI Annual Scientific Meeting on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
  • Please contact Dr. Christie Seibert (cseibert@wisc.edu), ACP-WI Awards Committee Chair, or ACP-WI Chapter Staff, Veronica DeMore (info@acpwi.org) with any questions.
  • Please click this link to view details for each award and to fill out an awards form: https://fs8.formsite.com/GBcClP/zg1k0fbpsq/index.html
  • For a list of previous winners please view the files below

BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

(December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Congratulations New Wisconsin Chapter Fellows

  • Peter Kleinschmidt, MD FACP
  • Melanie A Ripley, MD FACP
  • Ankita Subedi, MBBS MD FACP

(December 2021) Congratulations to the Wisconsin Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


New Wisconsin MACP

(October 2021) Congratulations to Christine S. Seibert, the newest Wisconsin Chapter Mastership of the American College of Physicians (MACP). MACP is one of the most prestigious awards in the college, for those fellows of the college who demonstrate integrity, the utmost professional behaviors, excellence in the practice of medicine, and significant impact on the profession. MACPs represent a very small percentage of college membership.

Join me in congratulating them on this tremendous accomplishment.


Meet the New Wisconsin Governor-elect

(August 2021) Congratulations to the Wisconsin Chapter Governor-elect (GE), Ann M. Maguire, MD, MPH, FACP. Dr. Maguire will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2022. As Governor, Dr. Maguire will serve as the official representative of the College for the Wisconsin Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Maguire will be working closely with Dr. Deep (the current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GE, read her bio below.

Ann M. Maguire, MD, MPH, FACP

Medical School Education: University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine

Present Employment Position: Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Course Faculty Member, Update in Office Based Internal Medicine, ABIM SEP Based Learning Session, Chapter Meeting 2016-2019; Faculty Presenter, 2014 ACP High Value Care MOC Module (sponsored by WIACP) 2016; Faculty Presenter, 2016 ACP High Value Care MOC Module (sponsored by WIACP) 2017; Faculty Presenter, 2016 ACP High Value Care MOC Module (sponsored by WIACP) 2018; Faculty Presenter, Getting it Right: Cases to Improve Diagnosis MOC Module (sponsored by ACP) 2019 

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2007; Education Committee, Clinical Skills Subcommittee 2007-2012; Course Faculty Member, Primary Care MKSAP Review, ACP MOC Exam Prep Course, 2009; Course Faculty Member, Update in Office Based Internal Medicine, ABIM SEP Based Learning Session (sponsored by ACP) 2009-2013; Collaborator, Preparing the Facilitator Guide and slide deck, ACP 2014 and 2017 High Value Care MOC Module 

Other Appointments/Activities: Medical Director, General Internal Medicine Clinic, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; Parent Volunteer, Marquette University High School and St. John Vianney Catholic Church 

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Primary Care for Cancer Survivors; Primary Care for Underserved Communities; Continuing Education for Practicing Physicians; Resident and Medical Student Education


ACP-WI Women’s Mentorship Program

(February 2021) The ACP-WI Women’s Committee has formed the ACP-WI Women’s Mentorship Program. This program is designed to develop mentorships for women in medicine. If you are interested in contacting one of these women mentors to ask questions or help as a sounding board, visit the Mentorship page.


Council Election Results

(January 2021) The following for physicians were elected as At-Large members to the Governor’s Advisory Council for 3 year term that began in January, 2021:

  • Dr. Abigail Bales, FACP
  • Dr. Sophie Kramer, FACP
  • Dr. Julie Mitchell, FACP
  • Dr. Marty Muntz, FACP

Congratulations to all of them. Dr. Kramer, FACP and Dr. Mitchell, FACP are newly elected members and Dr. Bales, FACP and Dr. Muntz, FACP are reelected for another 3 year term. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Council members, Dr. Juanita Halls, FACP and Dr. Kim Hetsko, MACP for their decades of service to our chapter and to the American College of Physicians, as well as to our profession.