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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 (14)

Chair, who is a Regent; Vice-Chair, who is a Governor; Chair of Coding and Payment Subcommittee; nine 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, members-at-large serve one year terms renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless extended by the Chair, Board of Regents.

2020-21 Members

Ryan D. Mire, MD, FACP, Chair
Private Practice
Heritage Medical Associates
Nashville, TN
Specialty: IM

Marianne C. Parshley, MD, FACP, Vice Chair
(Governor) Oregon
Oregon Health and Science University
Providence Medical Group Gateway Internal Medicine
Portland, OR
Specialties: IM, GER

Peter Basch, MD, MACP
Senior Director, IT Quality and Safety, and National Health IT
Policy, MedStar Health
Washington, DC
Specialty: IM

Sarah G. Candler, MD, MPH, FACP
Houston, TX
Specialty: IM

Stuart I. Henochowicz, MD, FACP
(Governor) Virginia
Burke, VA
Specialty: IM, Allergy and Immunology

Tanvir Hussain, MD, FACP
Vice President, Quality, Alameda Health System
Inpatient General Medicine Attending, Highland General Hospital
Oakland, CA
Specialty: IM

Michael (Doug) Leahy, MD, MACP
Summit Medical Group
Powell, TN
Specialty: IM

Kristin M. Mitchell, MD, FACP
Soldotna, AK
Specialties: IM, Sleep Medicine

Christina M. Reimer, MD, FACP
Physician, UCHealth Medical Group
Community Engagement Director and Future LIC Director
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Timnath, CO
Specialty: IM

Steven R. Peskin, MD, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Director, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
University Medical Center Princeton at Plainsboro
Senior Medical Director Clinical Innovations
Horizon Healthcare Innovations
New Brunswick, NJ
Specialty: IM

Lawrence (Larry) Ward, MD, MPH, FACP
(Governor) Pennsylvania Southeastern
Vice Chair for Clinical Practice and Quality
Associate Professor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Specialty: IM

Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP, (President)
(Ex-officio Member)
Managing Partner
McDuffie Medical Associates
Thomson, GA
Specialty: IM

Heather E. Gantzer, MD, MACP, (Chair, Board of Regents)
(Ex-officio Member)
Internist, General Internal Medicine
Park Nicollet Clinic
Nocturnist, Park Nicollet Hospitalist Program
Methodist Hospital
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties: IM, Hospital Medicine

John Steele Trickett Jr, MD, Phoenix AZ - CRFM

Joshua M. Liao, MD, MSc, FACP, Seattle, WA - CECP

Staff Liaison: Brian Outland