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Council of Early Career Physicians

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 on:

  • Enhancing professional development for early career physicians
  • Fostering their involvement in College activities
  • Increasing the value of ACP membership for early career physicians
  • Strengthening chapter level councils and activities
  • Aligning council activities with the College's Strategic Plan.

Composition (11)

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; 9 at-large members to be selected with consideration given to the College's Diversity Policy as well as specialty and years out of training. All members must be early career physicians at the time of selection to the Council (defined as within 16 years of graduation from medical school).


Chair and Chair-Elect serve one-year terms; member terms are three-years.

2017-18 Council Members

Micah Beachy, DO, FACP, Chair

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Danny Allen Newman, MD, FACP, Chair-Elect
Private Practice
Augusta University
Augusta, GA

Mary Elizabeth Anderson Wallace, MD, FACP, SFHM
Colorado Springs, CO

MAJ Joshua D. Hartzell, MC (USA), FACP
Potomac, MD

Lacy Hobgood, MD, FAAP, FACP
Greenville, NC

Ryan R. Kraemer, MD, FACP
Homewood, AL

Tiffany I. Leung, MD, MPH, FACP
Netherlands Antilles

Sima Pendharkar, MD, MPH, FACP
Brooklyn, NY

Samuel Calvin Thigpen, MD, FACP
Jackson, MS

Richard M. Wardrop III, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACP
Chapel Hill, NC

Staff Liaison: Amy Allen-Collins