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Council of Resident/Fellow Members

Get Involved in ACP - Resident/Fellow Member Leadership Opportunities

Council of Resident/Fellow Members Call for Nominations. Nominations due by November 1, 2021.

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Reports to

Board of Regents


Respond to requests from the Board of Regents, committees and staff for review of programs, products and services. Advise the Board of Regents and Board of Governors:

  • Enhancing the quality of internal medicine postgraduate training
  • Increasing the value of membership among Resident/Fellow Member members
  • Strengthening chapter level activities and relationships at residency/fellowship training programs
  • Aligning council activities with the College's Strategic Plan

Composition (14)

Chair, who serves ex-officio on the BOR; Chair-elect, who must be a member of the Council at time of election and who serves ex-officio on the BOG; 12 at-large members to be selected with consideration given to the College's Diversity Policy as well as training year, training program, and Chief Resident experience. All members must be Resident/Fellow members of ACP at the time of selection to the Council.


Chair and Chair-Elect serve consecutive one-year terms; members serve one two-year term (for a maximum of four years, if serving as Chair-Elect and Chair).

2021-22 Council Members

Frédérique St-Pierre, MD, CM, Chair
Chicago, IL
Term ends: 2022

Romela Petrosyan, MD, Chair-elect
Boston, MA
Term ends: 2022

Joel R. Burnett, MD
Portland, OR
Term ends: 2022

Roberto C. Cerrud-Rodriguez, MD
Bronx, NY
Term ends: 2023

Christin Giordano McAuliffe, MD
Nashville, TN
Term ends: 2022

Courtney Harris, MD
Brookline, MA
Term ends: 2023

Stephen M. Hughes, MD
San Diego, CA
Term ends: 2022

Pooja Jaeel, MD
San Diego, CA
Term ends: 2022

Yoshito Nishimura, MD
Honolulu, HI
Term ends: 2023

Jacob Peoples, MD
Baton Rouge, LA
Term ends: 2022

Christine Santiago, MD, MPH
San Jose, CA
Term ends: 2023

Christiana S. Shoushtari, MD, MPH, MS
Chicago, IL
Term ends: 2022

John S. Trickett, MD
Scottsdale, AZ
Term ends: 2022

Vanessa Van Doren, MD
Atlanta, GA
Term ends: 2023

Staff Liaison: Amy Allen Collins