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Internal Medicine Scientific Program Committee

Reports to:

Senior Vice President, Medical Education


Advise staff in the creation of the scientific program for ACP's annual scientific meeting that will enable internists and subspecialists to maintain and advance their knowledge and skills for the benefit of their patients.

Composition (14)

Chair, who is an ACP member physician; 13 members who, along with the chair, represent the following areas:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonary/Critical Care
Four General Internists (two each representing hospital and ambulatory medicine)

At least one position must be filled by an Early Career Physician.


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

2016-18 Members

Marc J. Kahn, MD, FACP, Chair
New Orleans, LA
Specialty:  Hematology

George L. Bakris, MD, FACP
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Specialty:  Nephrology

John B. Bulger, DO, FACP
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA
Specialty:  IM

William E. Davis, MD, FACP
Int. Medicine Administration
New Orleans, LA
Specialty: RHU

Alan W. Dow, MD, FACP
Richmond, VA
Specialty:  IM

Rita R. Kalyani, MD, FACP
Baltimore, MD
Specialty: Endocrinology

Ann R. Garment, MD, FACP
New York, NY
Specialty:  IM

Ned W. Holland, MD, FACP
Decatur, GA
Specialty:  Geriatric Medicine

Sandra Abadie Kemmerly, MD, MACP
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
New Orleans, LA
Specialty:  ID

Christopher L. Knight, MD, FACP
Seattle, WA
Specialty:  IM

Jordan Messler, MD
Morton Plant Hospitalist Group
Clearwater, FL
Specialty:  IM

David Midthun, MD, FACP
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Specialty:  Pulmonary Disease

Joel E. Richter, MD, FACP
Tampa, FL
Specialty: Gastroenterology

Nicholas J. Ruggiero, MD, FACP
Thomas Jefferson Univ Hospital
Jefferson Angioplasty Center
Philadelphia, PA
Specialty:  Cardiovascular Disease

Iris Tong, MD, FACP
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty:  IM

Staff Liaison: Barbara Licht