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2015 Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Statements

US Army Chapter

The ballots for the current Governors-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an electdate of 9/1/2013 or earlier) can vote online at(www.directvote.net/ACP/) or mail-in ballot. You will need your mailed ballot with your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to make a vote. Below are the bios and statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting began on September 21, 2015 and ends on November 9, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

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LTC Jess D. Edison, MD, FACP

Dr. Edison

EDUCATION: B.S. Biology (cum laude) Creighton Univ. 1990-94. M.D. Creighton Univ. Sch. of Med. 1994-98.

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internship, Residency, and Chief of Medical Residents, Madigan Army Med. Ctr. 1998-02. Fellowship in Rheumatology, Walter Reed Army Med. Ctr. 2006-08.

CERTIFICATION: 2001 Int. Med., ABIM, re-certification 2011. 2008 Rheumatology, ABIM.

PRESENT POSITION: Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program, National Capital Consortium, Walter Reed National Military Med. Ctr., Bethesda, MD. 2014 - Pres., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (USU) 2008- Pres.

ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Presented and mentored multiple presentations at Chapter Meetings 1999-Pres.; Program Chair, Combined Army/Air Force Chapter Annual Mtg, 2010; Army Chapter, Governor's Advisory Board, 2010, 2011; Coordinated Arthrocentesis training offered at the MD, DC, and Armed Forces Chapter's Sponsored "Steps to Success" program at The Uniformed Services Univ. encouraging medical students to pursue careers in Int. Med. 2012, 2013, 2014; Mentored Abstracts in Navy Chapter Mtg, 2013, 2014.

ACP NATIONAL ACTIVITIES: FACP, 2010; Mentored National Meeting Laboratory Research Finalist Poster, 2013; Abstract reviewer, Annual Mtg, National, 2014

OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: DoD Co-Champion, VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline(CPG): The Non-Surgical Management of Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) development team: 2012- Present Osteoarthritis CPG Toolkit Development Team: 2014 - Pres.; Osteoarthritis CPG Broadcast Planning Comm. Mbr.: 2014 - Pres.; National Capital Consortium Graduate Education Comm. Mbr. 2008-Pres.; Event Coach (Disease Detectives), North Bethesda Middle School, Science Olympiad Team 2012-15.

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Pre-clinical Autoimmunity in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Leadership in Medicine

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: The ACP US Army Chapter has had an incredible impact on my career as a resident presenting at our Chapter meeting, as a meeting planner, and more recently mentoring young physicians in their academic and professional pursuits. This Chapter and its annual meeting introduced me to my future mentors and to the broad spectrum of clinical, educational, and operational excellence and expertise that makes Army Internal Medicine what it is. In this time of change it is critical that this Chapter remain a strong, relevant advocate for the voice of our members in Army Internal Medicine. In my role as Governor I will strive to serve as the driving force in adapting to new challenges while sustaining the legacy of excellence in both the ACP and in Army Medicine.


LTC Cristin A. Mount, FACP

Dr. Mount

EDUCATION: Univ. of Scranton, Scranton, PA - BS Biology, 1999 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD - M.D., 2003

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Int. Med. Internship, Madigan Army Med. Ctr., 2004 Int. Med. Residency, Madigan Army Med. Ctr., 2006 Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Walter Reed Army Med. Ctr., 2009

CERTIFICATION: Int. Med., 2006 Critical Care Med., 2009

PRESENT POSITION: Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Service, Madigan Army Medical Center Assist. Chief, Dept. of Med., Madigan Army Med. Ctr.

ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Army Chapter Governor's Council - 2012 - current, WA Chapter Spring Scientific Research Meeting faculty - 2015, Local Site Coordinator, Army ACP Virtual Meeting - 2013, 2014, Army Chapter Abstract Reviewer/Judge - 2012, WA Chapter Abstract Competition Reviewer/Judge - 2013, 2014

ACP NATIONAL ACTIVITIES: National ACP Abstract Reviewer - 2010 to current, FACP 2009

OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: Int. Med. Residency Core Clinical Faculty 2013 - pres., Int. Med. Residency Prog. Evaluation Comm. 2009 - pres., Int. Med. Residency Clinical Competency Comm. 2010 - pres., Transitional Year Prog. Evaluation Comm. 2009 - pres., Transitional Year Clinical Competency Comm. 2011 - pres., Dept. of Medicine Research Comm. 2011 - pres., Assist. Prof. of Clinical Med., USUHS 2009 - pres., Madigan Critical Care Quality Management Group Chair 2009 - pres., Madigan Trauma Comm. 2009 - present, Madigan Provisions of Care Comm. 2012 - pres., Madigan Space Comm. 2012 - pres., Director, Critical Care Services 2009 - 2013, Peer Reviewer for Critical Care Med. and Journal of Critical Care 2013 - pres., AMSUS - lifetime mbr. Society of Critical Care Medicine Mbr. 2007 - pres.

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Graduate Medical Education Clinical Research in critical care med. with a focus on sepsis, infectious disease and quality improvement Health systems administration

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: I joined ACP during internship, as an opportunity to learn about my profession and belong to a group that represented general internists and internal medicine subspecialists. During my second year of residency, I was elected to the National Council of Associates (COA) as the Military Representative. After a two-year term, I was elected to the Chair-Elect position and served on the Board of Governors. As Chair of the COA I was afforded the opportunity to sit on the Board of Regents. My time representing Resident/Fellow Members and military internists at the national level gives me unique insight into the capabilities the ACP has to serve its members, including those of us in "far-flung" places. I would like to continue my involvement with the ACP, in more direct service to our chapter, furthering the tremendous work that has made the Army Chapter one of the best in the College.