2014 Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Vision Statements

Wyoming Chapter

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Robert M. Monger, M.D., FACP

Dr. Monger

EDUCATION: East High School, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1984. Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1998. University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1992.

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internal Medicine Residency: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1992-95. Rheumatology Fellowship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 1995-97.

CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine.

PRESENT POSITION: Rheumatology Practice and Hospice Medical Director, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne, Wyoming.


OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2008. Poster Presentation, ACP National Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995.

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: 1. Rheumatolgy 2. Hospice and Palliative Care 3. Medical Education

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: Thank you for the opportunity to be considered for Wyoming ACP Governor. I currently serve on the Wyoming WWAMI medical school admissions committee, and as ACP Governor I would work with the UW College of Health Sciences faculty to increase exposure of Wyoming medical students to internal medicine early in their careers. Also, in addition to the Wyoming ACP Chapter being active at the WMS Annual Meeting I would additionally like to have the ACP participate in the Frontiers in Wyoming Medicine meeting that is sponsored by Wyoming Medical Center at Snow King each February. I've been a speaker at the Frontiers meeting for the past two years and also generally attend the WMS meeting, and it would be good to have the ACP present at both meetings. Finally, as Wyoming ACP Governor I would like to revisit the possibility of starting an IM residency program in Wyoming.

Michael D. Tracy, MD, FACP

Dr. Tracy

EDUCATION: August 1990-May 1994, Doctor of Medicine with Honors, University of Colorado School of Medicine , Denver, Colorado, August 1984-December 1987, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: July 1994-June 1998, Residency-Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, July 1998- June 1999, Chief Residency-Primary Care Program in Internal Medicine, Rochester General Hospital, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

CERTIFICATION: Licensure and Certification, 2002-present, Licensed in Wyoming 1999 - 2003, Licensed in Missouri 1997 - 1999, Licensed in New York August 1998 to present: American Board of Internal Medicine October 1998 to present: American Board of Pediatrics

PRESENT POSITION: Hospital employed physician at Powell Valley Healthcare in Powell, Wyoming. Duties include outpatient and inpatient care of adult and pediatric patients, as well as nursing home patients.

ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Member, ACP Wyoming Chapter Governor's Council for past five years, Faculty Facilitator, ABIM Self-Evaluation Process Module 2013, Update in Office-Based Internal Medicine Wyoming Medical Society Annual Meeting 2014, Faculty Facilitator, ABIM Self-Evaluation Process Module 2010, Update in Office-Based Internal Medicine Wyoming Medical Society Annual Meeting 2012, Case presentation: Aortic Dissection. Wyoming Chapter ACP 2011 Meeting, Jackson, WY

OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: Executive Committee Member, October 2006-October 2012, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, The Med-Peds Practitioner:Happy Birthday Med-Peds! Panel participant, American College of Physicians (ACP) Internal Medicine 2009, April 24, 2009. Marketing and Communications Committee Member, 2002-2003, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: 1. Patient safety 2. Office practice efficiency and access 3. Redesigning healthcare delivery

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: I have been actively involved in the ACP at a state and national level since moving to Wyoming in 2002. My teaching experience at the ACP state and national meetings and membership on the AAP Section on Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, a collaboration between the AAP and the ACP, have provided valuable insight into the structure and function of the ACP. My interest and experiences in patient safety and healthcare redesign would be congruent with the direction of the ACP and potentially useful to the Board of Governors. Medical education and the practice of medicine are much different now than when I moved to Wyoming in 2002. The joy of helping patients has not changed, but the amount of bureaucratic distraction is escalating. I would welcome the possibility to represent the interests of internal medicine, both primary care and specialists alike, on the Board of Governors of the ACP.