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Wisconsin Governor's Newsletter August 2018

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Noel N. Deep, MD, FACP, ACP Governor, Wisconsin Chapter

Noel N. Deep, MD, FACP, ACP Governor, Wisconsin Chapter


Message from the Governor

Greetings from the Northwoods. It is an honor and privilege to serve as your Governor of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Physicians. I started my term at the conclusion of ACP's annual meeting, Internal Medicine 2018. I look forward to my role as the chapter Governor and your representative to the Board of Governors, the advisory body to the Board of Regents.

As I begin my term, I would like to thank a few individuals who have served this chapter. First and foremost, I would like to start by thanking my predecessor, Dr. Mark Belknap for his vision and leadership over the past 4 years. I would also like to thank the members who serve on the Governor's Advisory Council, several of whom have done so for several years. I sincerely appreciate the time that you take from your busy practices and your personal lives to help enrich and invigorate our chapter with your help and guidance in running our chapter. I would also like to thank our Chapter Executive, Jenni Kilpatrick, and the staff for helping us with the day-to-day operations of the chapter.

Noel M. Deep, MD, FACP
ACP Wisconsin Chapter Governor



Internal Medicine 2018

At the annual meeting in New Orleans, the Board of Governors met and deliberated on several resolutions, which were then forwarded to the Board of Regents for their decision. Click here for the link to the final outcome of these resolutions.

At the Internal Medicine 2018 meeting in New Orleans, several of our chapter members became ACP Fellows and participated in the Convocation ceremony. Attached are the pictures of the participants. Congratulations to each and every one of them for the dedication and their contributions to internal medicine. I would also like to heartily congratulate Dr. Steve Pearson, our newest Master of the College.


Dr. Mark Belknap, FACP, ACP Wisconsin Chapter Governor 2014-2018 and Dr. Noel Deep, FACP, ACP Wisconsin Chapter Governor 2018-2022, join the new ACP Fellows from Wisconsin and the 2017 ACP Wisconsin Chapter Awardees during Convocation. L to R: Moshood A Lawal, MBBS FACP; Chizoba E. Ugwummadu, MD, FACP; Geoffrey C. Lamb, MD, FACP; Margaret R. Paulson, DO, FACP; Abigail Bales, MD, FACP; Noel N. Deep, MD, FACP; Mark K. Belknap, MD, FACP; Gregory H. Taylor, MD, FACP; Manoj V. Mody, MBBS, FACP; Amit P. Kulkarni, MD, FACP; Sophie M. Kramer, MD, FACP


Congratulations to Dr. Steven Pearson, MACP, ACP Wisconsin Chapter Governor 2010-2014, Wisconsin's newest Master of the College! Dr. Pearson is pictured with Dr. Mark Belknap, FACP.



Fall 2018 BOG Resolutions

Click here to view the resolutions that will be heard at the Board of Governors meeting in September. Please review the resolutions and post comments through September 6, 2018. You should have also received an e-mail with a SurveyMonkey link to post comments that will be helpful for your governor to consider while discussing the resolutions at the Board of the governors meeting. Resolutions are a great opportunity to be involved in the policy making of the College and your participation and input is greatly appreciated.



2017-2018 Annual Report of the Executive Vice-President and CEO

Click here to view the annual report from our CEO, Darilyn Moyer, and learn more about our ACP activities, efforts and achievements over the past year.

The American College of Physicians is aware of the increasing rates of physician burnout and the role of regulatory burdens in physician practices. Follow this link to find out what the College is doing to help improve physician wellness and decreased burnout. We are indeed fortunate to have two of our physicians, Dr. Martin Muntz and Dr. Margaret Paulson, who completed their training in New Orleans to become the Physician Well-being Champions for our chapter. Please join them at our annual chapter meeting at the Wisconsin Dells to hear them speak about how we can improve physician wellness.



Leadership Day

Several chapter members joined me in Washington, D.C. for ACP's annual Leadership Day on May 22 nd and 23 rd, 2018 . It is a great opportunity for the physicians and the medical students and resident physician members to come together to network, hear about issues that influence our daily practice of medicine, and interact with our elected national legislators and their staff. It has been a great and rewarding experience for me over the past ten years and I encourage you to consider attending one of the future Leadership Day activities.


The ACP Wisconsin Chapter Delegation at the Capitol during ACP Leadership Day 2018. L to R: Noel N. Deep, MD, FACP; Sophie M. Kramer, MD, FACP; Kesavan Kutty, MD, FCCP, MACP; Richard A. Dart, MD, MACP; Joanna Pluta, MD; Katherine E. Reimer, MD, FACP; Bellony Nzemenoh, Medical Student


ACP Wisconsin Chapter delegates meet with U.S. Representative Mark Pocan during Leadership Day 2018.


ACP Wisconsin Chapter delegates meet with U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher



Chapter Volunteer Opportunities

I would like to invite interested members to serve on the different committees in our ACP Wisconsin Chapter, including Health & Public Policy, Membership, Hospitalists, Resolutions, Women's, International Medical Graduates, Young Physicians, and Resident & Student Member Councils. Please reach out to me if you are interested in serving on one or more Councils or committees. Click here to submit a chapter volunteer interest form with your interests and availability.



Annual Chapter Meeting

Please join us for our 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. Click here for additional details.



2018 Wisconsin Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting - Friday, September 7-8, 2018

Hotel Information

We have reserved a block of rooms at the following rates until August 7, 2018. The rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so make your reservation as early as possible. Hotel reservations can be made at the Wilderness Resort and Glacier Canyon Conference Center by calling 800-867-9453 and referencing Group # 675767.

Wilderness Hotel and Glacier Canyon Conference Center
45 Hillman Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Single/Double Room Rates:
Thursday, 9/6 - $99.99
Friday, 9/7 and Saturday, 9/8 - $109.99

Visit the resort's website for details on directions, parking and areas of interest.



Meetings of Interest

16th Annual Alzheimer's Disease Update

Please save the date for this event, hosted by the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at the Madison Concourse Hotel, in Madison. Click here for more information.

Featured Topics
• Screening for cognitive impairment
• Optimizing patient and caregiver-centered outcomes in dementia care
• Culturally-tailored approaches to diagnosis and care of older Latino adults
• UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program
• Young-onset dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease
• Post-operative delirium and cognitive decline



New Fellows – Last Six Months

Congratulations to our Wisconsin Chapter Members newly elected to ACP Fellowship!

Kwabena O. Adu-Gyamfi, MBChB, FACP
Cheryl J. Dominski, MD, FACP
William R. Drobyski, MD, FACP
Michael A. Duffy, MD, FACP
Mushir B. Hassan, MD, FACP
Bhupendra O. Khatri, MD, FACP
John-Jeremiah Kretchy, MD, FACP
Desh Bandhu Nepal, MBBS, FACP
Jacob Ninan, MD, FACP
Frances H. Priddy, MD, FACP
Katherine E. Reimer, MD, FACP
Sumithra D. Tirunagaram, MD, FACP
Shamsuddin Virani, MBBS, FACP



New Chapter Members – Last Six Months

Congratulations to our new Wisconsin Chapter Members!

Yassir A. Ahmed, MD Krystian Kozak, MD
Trupti Akella, MD Ernest Lee, MD, PharmD
Melissa Y. Allan, MD Mathew T. Ley, MD
Emeka Joseph Amadi, MBBS Joseph M. Longino, MD
Jonathan Amos, MD Andrew Maike
Eyerusalem Asfaw, MD Nicole Martin, MD
Wasif Ali Bajwa, MD Jesse Maupin, MD
Rajesh Balagani, DO Abuzaid Medani, MD
Ford Ballantyne III, MD Puneet Menaria, MBBS, MD
Sindhura Bandaru, MD Isabel C. Mendez, MD
Ragini Bhadula, MD Chidinma Moito, MBBS
Bradley Boelkins, MD Katherine Munck, MD
Shenikqua Bouges, MD Samantha Murray-Bainer, MD
Heather Breen, MD Iryna Nemesh, MD
Matthew Brunner, MD Loren Nunley, MD
Rafal Ciecierski, MD Daniel Ortiz, MD
Emily Ciula, DO Nedhi Jagdish Patel, MD
Robert J. Cronk, DO Joanna Pluta, MD
Sarah A. Doleeb, MBBS Christopher Purtell, MD
Arshish Dua Jorge A. Ramallo, MD
Sara Dunbar, DO Zachary Richardson, MD
Zhubin Gahvari, MD Marvi Rijhwani, MD
Chad Glisch Haroon Shah, DO
Hammad Haider-Shah, MD Ethan Silverman, MD
Matthew Hartman, MD Peter Stadmeyer, MD
Rafael Hastey, MD Anton Strunets, MD
Raj P Hiranandani, MD Kurtis Swanson, MD
Ike Ibekwe, MD Luai K. Tabaza, MBBS
Lauren R. Johnson, MD David Thompson, MD
Daniel O. Johnsrud, MD Crista Ulteig, MD
Abhimanyu Kaura, MBBS Malvika Varma, MD
Rana Raheel H Khan, MD Kristen Wilde, MD
Winfred M. Kiamah, MD Katherine S. Winiarczyk
Edom Kidane, MD Yaoli Yang, MD
Kelsey Marie Kienert, MD Ahmed Zahid, MD
Peter Kleinschmidt, MD Aggeliki Zikos, MD
Ariel Kleman, MD Luke D. Zurbriggen