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Board of Governors, 2016-2017

The Board of Governors is an advisory board to the Board of Regents, the College's policy-making body. The Board is comprised of popularly elected Governors who implement national projects and initiatives at the chapter level and represent member concerns at the national level.

There is also a directory of Governors-elect.

Board of Governors

Chair, Board of Governors

Douglas M. DeLong, MD, FACP
Bassett Healthcare Network
Cooperstown, NY

Chair-elect, Board of Governors

Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR



Gustavo R. Heudebert, MD, MACP
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL


Molly B. Southworth, MD, MPH, FACE, FACP
Alaska Native Medical Center
Anchorage, AK



Robert Aaronson, MD, FACP
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ


Omar T. Atiq, MD, FACP
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

Northern California

Gordon L. Fung, MD, PhD, FACC, FASH, FACP
UCSF School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Southern California Region I

Mark S. Noah, MD, FACP
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Southern California Region II

Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP
University of California
Irvine Orange, CA

Southern California Region III

Howard V. Williams, MD, FACP
Hillcrest Internal Medicine
San Diego, CA


Christina Reimer, MD, FACP
University of Colorado Health
Fort Collins, CO


Robert (Rob) J. Nardino, MD, FACP
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT


Tabassum Salam, MD, FACP
Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE

District of Columbia

Ashesh D. Patel, MD, FACP
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, D.C.


John G. Langdon, MD, FACP
New Wave Biosciences
Winter Park, FL


Jason M. Goldman, MD, FACP, PA
Private Practice
Coral Springs, FL


Walter J. Moore, MD, FACR, MACP
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA


Mary Ann S. Antonelli, MD, FACP
VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
Honolulu, HI


Melissa (Moe) Hagman, MD, FACP
University of Washington
Boise, ID

Illinois Downstate

Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP
College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

Illinois Northern

Suja Mariam Mathew, MD, FACP
Cook County Health
Chicago, IL


Bradley L. Allen, MD, PhD, FACP, FIDSA
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN


Scott Vogelgesang, MD, FACP
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA


Isaac O. Opole, MD, PhD, FACP
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS


Phillip F. Bressoud, MD, FACP
University of Louisville Campus Health Services
Louisville, KY


Lee S. Engel, MD, PhD, FACP
Louisiana State University
New Orleans, LA


John E. Erickson, MD, FACP
Tufts University School of Medicine
Portland, ME


Stephen D. Sisson, MD, FACP
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD


George M Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA


Louis D. Saravolatz, MD, MACP
St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI


John B Bundrick, MD, FACP
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


Richard W. Burns, MD, FACP
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Columbia, MO


Dan Woodliff, MD, FACP
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS


Pamela Hiebert, MD, FACP
Bozeman Deaconess Hospice
Bozeman, MT


Marvin J. Bittner, MD, FACP
Creighton University School of Medicine
Omaha, NE


Evan M. Klass, MD, FACP, FACE
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Reno, NV

New Hampshire

Peter F. Walkley, MD, FACP
Laconia, NH

New Jersey Northern

Beth R. Nalitt, MD, FACP
Barnabus Health
Millburn, NJ

New Jersey Southern

Steven R. Peskin, MD, MBA, FACP
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ

New Mexico

Betty Chang, MDCM, PhD, FACP, FACCP
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

New York Brooklyn/Queens/Staten Island

Donna P. Seminara, MD, FACP
Island Internist PC
Staten Island, NY

New York Hudson Valley

Louis S. Snitkoff, MD, FACP
CapitalCare Medical Group
Albany, NY

New York Long Island

Nick Fitterman, MD, SFHM, FACP
Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine
New Hyde Park, NY


New York Manhattan/Bronx

Lawrence Phillips, MD, FACP
Cardiology Faculty Group Practice
New York, NY

New York Upstate

Lynn M. Cleary, MD, FACP
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

North Carolina

Peter R. Lichstein, MD, FACP
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston Salem

North Dakota

Neville M. Alberto, MD, FACP
University of North Dakota
Fargo, ND


Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Akron, OH


Michael S. Bronze, MD, MACP, FIDSA
OU Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK


Chair-elect, Board of Governors
Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Pennsylvania Eastern

David L. George, MD, FACP
Reading Health System
West Reading, PA

Pennsylvania Southeastern

Gregory C. Kane, MD, FACP
The Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Western

Thomas C. Grau, MD, FACP
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Puerto Rico

José Lozada-Costas, MD, FACP
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

Audrey Kupchan, MD, FACP
Coastal Medical
East Providence, RI

South Carolina

Patricia E. Sadler, MD, FACP
Hospice of Laurens County, Inc.
Clinton, SC

South Dakota

Matt Bien, MD, FACP, FAAP
Avera Medical Group
Brookings, SD


Richard G. Lane, MD, FACP
Vanderbilt Health - Williamson
Franklin, TN

Texas Northern

Sue S. Bornstein, MD, FACP
Texas Medical Home Initiative
Dallas, TX

Texas Southern

George E. Crawford, MD, MACP
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


Robert C. Pendleton, MD, FACP
University of Utah Healthcare
Salt Lake City, UT


Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH, FACP
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT


William E. Fox, MD, FACP
Fox and Brantley Internal Medicine, PLC
Charlottesville, VA


Joyce E. Wipf, MD, FACP
VA Puget Sound HCS
Seattle, WA

West Virginia

J. Thomas Dorsey, III, MD, FACP
Private Practice, Gastroenterology
Wheeling, WV


Mark K. Belknap, MD, FACP
Memorial Medical Center
Ashland, WI


Michael D. Tracy, MD, FACP, FAAP
Powell Valley Healthcare
Powell, WY



U.S. Government/Military Services

U.S. Air Force

William N. Hannah, Jr., MC, FACP
San Antonio Military Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston, TX

U.S. Army

Kent J. DeZee, MD, MPH, FACP
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, HI

U.S. Navy

Michael P. Keith, MD, FACP, FACR
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD



Ex Officio Members

Chair-elect, Council of Resident/Fellow Members

Fatima Syed, MD, MSc
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Chair-elect, Council of Early Career Physicians

Micah W. Beachy, DO, FACP
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Vice-chair, Council of Subspecialties

Richard Honsinger, MD, MACP
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Los Alamos, NM

Vice Chair, Council of Student Members

Mitch Biermann, BS
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

International Governors



Narmin Kassam, BSc, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, FACP
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Atlantic Provinces

David R. Anderson, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada


Glen R. Drobot, MD, FACP, FRCPC, DTMH
College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Irene Hramiak, MD, FRCP(C), FACP
St. Joseph's Health Care London
London, Ontario, Canada


Nadine Lahoud, MD, MBA, FRCPC, FACP
Université de Montréal
Lasalle, Québec, Canada



Latin America


Henrique Grunspun, MD, FACP
Hospital Albert Einstein
São Paulo, Brazil


Kenneth Leon Connell, MBBS, DM, PhD, FACP
The University of the West Indies
St. Michael, Barbados

Central America

Nestor Sosa, MD, FACP
Gorgas Memorial Institute
Panama City, Panamá


Luis Miguel Noriega, MD, FACP
Clinica Alemana de Santiago
Santiago, Chile


Roberto Esguerra, MD, FACP
University Hospital, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá
Bogotá, DC, Colombia


Guillermo J. Ruiz-Argüelles, MD, FRCP (Glasg), MACP
Clínica Ruiz
Puebla, Pue. México


Aquiles Salas, MD, MPH, FACP
Hospital Universitario de Caracas
Caracas Venezuela





Quazi Tarikul Islam, FCPS, FACP, FRCP
Popular Medical College
Dhanmondi, Dhaka Bangladesh


Essam F. Elsayed, MD, MSc, FACP, FASN
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


S B Gupta, MD, FACP
Asian Heart Institute and Research Centre
Mumbai, India


Fumiaka Ueno, MD, MACP, MACG, AGAF
Tokai University School of Medicine
Kamakura, Japan

Saudi Arabia

Maha Mishari Abdulaziz Al Saud, MD, FACP
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Southeast Asian

Oscar Ty Cabahug, MD, FPCP, FACP
UERM Memorial Medical Center
Quezon City, Philippines