Medical Practice and Quality Committee


1) Provide recommendations to the Board of Regents regarding national, state or local public policies for improving access, payment, benefits, coding, documentation, and medical review; and 2) address issues related to the implementation of these policies in practice. Develop programs to support the quality, safety, value and affordability of patient care. Provide advice to staff on the policy direction of ACP’s interactions with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other relevant entities on these issues and advise the BOR of these perspectives.

Composition (15)

Chair, who is a Regent; Vice Chair, who is a Governor; Chair of Coding and Payment Subcommittee; ten members to include at least one Regent, at least one Governor, one Resident/Fellow member and one Early Career Physician member.

The President and Chair of the Board of Regents are ex officio, voting members.


Chair, Vice Chair, and members serve one-year terms renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless extended by the Chair, Board of Regents. The early career physician and resident/fellow member positions are appointed according to the BOR-approved policy for council appointments.

2024-25 Members

Leslie F. Algase, MD, FACP, Chair (Regent)
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Honeoye Falls, NY
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Clyde Watkins, Jr., MD, FACP, Vice Chair (Governor)
Senior Medical Director - Georgia Market
Village Medical
Atlanta, GA
Specialties: Internal Medicine

Felicia Austin-Jordan, MD, MBA, MACP
Managing Physician
Kelsey Seybold Katy Clinic
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Richmond, Texas 77407

Elisa I. Choi, MD, FACP, FIDSA (Regent)
Chief of Internal Medicine
HVMA Somerville
Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases/HIV Medicine Specialist
Harvard Medical School Faculty
Boston, MA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

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

Charles J. Hamori, MD, FACP (Regent)
Chair, Coding and Payment Policy Subcommittee
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
La Mesa, CA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Robert B. Hauger, MD, FACP
Practicing Physician/Volunteer Faculty
Warren Clinic Internal Medicine
Tulsa, OK
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Stephen M. Mohring, MD, FACP
Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Steve P. Saunders, MBBS, FACP (Governor)
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina
Greenville, SC
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Earl Stewart, Jr., MD, FACP
Internal Medicine Physician
WellStar Medical Group at Vining's Jubilee
Atlanta, Georgia
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Ross B. Vaughn, MD, FACP (Governor)
Tuskaloosa Internal Medicine, LLC
College of Community Health Sciences, The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Specialty: Internal Medicine

William E. Fox, MD, MACP (Chair, (Board of Regents)
(ex officio)
Fox and Brantley Internal Medicine, PLC
Charlottesville, VA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Isaac O. Opole, MBChB, PhD, MACP (President)
(ex officio)
Professor of Medicine
Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Overland Park, KS
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Neha Singh, DO, MS (CRFM)
Internal Medicine Resident
UC Riverside School of Medicine
San Diego, CA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Ali M. Khan, MD, MPP, FACP (CECP)
Executive Medical Director/Senior Vice President
Oak Street Health
Chicago, IL
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Staff Liaison: Brian Outland

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