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Credentials Committee

Reports to: Board of Regents

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Approve Fellowship candidates and recommend policies to facilitate advancement to Fellowship. Establish and implement guidelines and procedures to ensure that the requirements of membership approved by the Board of Regents are met, and to evaluate and grant exceptions to membership applicants who do not meet the stated requirements

Composition (9)

Chair, who is an ACP Fellow or Master; eight members.


One-year, renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless additional time is approved by the Chair, BOR.

2021-22 Members

Saba A. Hasan, MD, FACP, Chair
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Capital Health
Warminster, PA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH, MACP (Regent)
Associate Dean for Public Health & Health Policy; Professor of Medicine  
Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
South Burlington, VT
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Amy L. Davis, DO, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor & Independent Physician
Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care
Bryn Mawr, PA
Specialty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine

Thomas H. Gallagher, MD, MACP
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Lisa S. Inouye, MD, MPH, FACP (Governor)
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Washington
Boise, ID
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Michael E. Lazarus, MBBCh, FACP, FRCP (Governor)
Section Chief, UCLA Hospitalist Service
Professor of Clinical Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Craig D. Nielsen, MD, FACP (Governor)
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Specialty: Internal Medicine
O: 216-445-4458
C: 216-312-3029

Mark P. Tschanz, DO, FACP (Governor)
Program Director
Naval Medical Center San Diego
San Diego, CA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Lavanya Viswanathan, MD, MS, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences
Benicia, CA
Specialties: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Staff Liaison: Rebecca Moore