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President, 2016-2017 -
Nitin S. Damle MD, MS, FACP

President, 2015-2016, Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACPNitin S. Damle MD, MS, FACP, is the President of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

He is the founding and managing partner at South County Internal Medicine Inc. in Wakefield, Rhode Island since 1988. He is past President of the Rhode Island Medical Society and past President of the Medical Staff of the South County Hospital Health Care System and member of the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Damle is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He lectures on practice management to residents at the Brown teaching hospitals and mentors Brown medical students. He completed his internship and residency training in 1988 at the Brown University Affiliated Teaching Hospitals in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dr. Damle has been a Fellow (FACP) of the ACP since 1992. Prior to his term as a Regent, he was the Governor of the Rhode Island Chapter of the ACP and during his term, was the Vice-chairman of the Education, Quality and Publications Policy Committee. As Governor, he won an ACP Evergreen Award for innovative College Chapter activities.

He previously served as the Chairman of ACP’s Medical Practice and Quality Committee and as the Chairman of ACP Services and ACP Services Political Action Committee, which is the advocacy arm of the College.

Dr. Damle has authored several peer reviewed article and writes medical columns and commentary on health care related issues. His professional areas of expertise are General Internal Medicine, Lyme disease, medical quality and practice management, payment reform and health care policy. He lives with his family in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

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Chair, Board of Regents, 2016-2017 -
Thomas G, Tape, MD, FACP

Chair, Board of Regents, 2015-2016- Tanveer P. Mir, MD, MACPThomas G. Tape, MD, FACP, is the Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP). The Board of Regents manages the business and affairs of ACP and is the main policy-making body of the College.

A resident of Omaha, NE, Dr. Tape is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he serves as Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine.  He is also the Medical Director of the Primary Care Clinical Program for Nebraska Medicine.  

Previously, he served as Chair of ACP’s Board of Governors and prior to that as Governor of the Nebraska Chapter. Governors are elected by local ACP members and serve four-year terms.  Dr. Tape was also the Chair of the ACP’s Health & Public Policy Committee.

Dr. Tape earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.  He completed an internal medicine residency and fellowship at the University of Rochester.  He co-edited “Diagnostic Strategies for Common Medical Problems,” an ACP book.  His surveys of ACP physician members have been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.     

Certified in internal medicine, Dr. Tape has been a fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 1991.  FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine.  His main areas of professional interest include studying physician judgment and decision making as well as health care policy.  Dr. Tape serves on a medical center task force to study health care reform and provide health policy expertise to the Nebraska region.

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Treasurer, 2016-2019 -
Robert H. Lohr, MD, FACP

Treasurer, 2013-2016 - Robert A. Gluckman, MD, MACPRobert H. Lohr, MD, FACP, is Treasurer of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Dr. Lohr served as a member of ACP's Board of Regents, which manages the business and affairs of ACP and is the main policy-making body of the College. He has been a Fellow (FACP) of the American College of Physicians since 1989. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine.

An ACP member since 1986, Dr. Lohr served as Governor of the Minnesota Chapter from 2007-11. Governors are elected by local ACP members and serve four-year terms. Working with a local council, they supervise ACP chapter activities, appoint members to local committees, and preside at regional meetings. They also represent members by serving on the ACP Board of Governors.

Dr. Lohr served on ACP’s Executive Committee of the Board of Governors from 2010-11 and began his Board of Regents term in 2012. He also has served ACP on the Governance Committee (2012-14), Volunteerism Committee (2014-16), Health and Public Policy Committee (2014-16), and Physician Burn Out Task Force (2014).

Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Lohr earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his medical degree from Northwestern University Fienberg School of Medicine. He went on to complete an internal medicine residency at the Hennepin County Medical Center, where he became Chief Resident in internal medicine, in Minneapolis.

Dr. Lohr is a currently a Consultant in Hospital Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Emeritus), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

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Immediate Past President, 2016-2017 -
Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP

Immediate Past President, 2015-2016- David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACPWayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, is the Immediate Past President of the American College of Physicians (ACP). 

Currently, Dr. Riley is clinical professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. From January 2007- June 2013, Dr. Riley served with distinction as the 10th President and Chief Executive Officer of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee where he also held the rank of tenured Professor of Medicine and Senior Health Policy Associate at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy.

Dr. Riley has been a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) since 2009 and was previously a Fellow (FACP) since 2000. Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding career accomplishments, excellence and notable contributions to the art of medicine and is the College’s highest membership class.

He earned the bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a Master’s in Public Health degree from the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, M.D. degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. After earning his medical degree, he completed residency training in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he began his career rising from an Instructor of Medicine to Associate Professor of Medicine and corporate officer as Vice President for Health Affairs & Governmental Relations. He also served as Assistant Chief of Medicine at Houston’s Ben Taub General Hospital and Chairman, Harris County Hospital District Medical Board. He is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners and is licensed to practice medicine in the states of Louisiana, Georgia, Texas and Tennessee.

Dr. Riley is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly known as the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences and is the Chair of the Administration of Health Services, Education and Research Section of the NAM. He also holds memberships in Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the Arnold P. Gold Medical Humanism Society, Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, the American Clinical & Climatological Association and the Society of Medical Administrators.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including two honorary degrees: the Doctor of Humane Letters from the State University of New York, Brooklyn (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center and the Doctor of Science from Tuskegee University.

Dr. Riley is a proud native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, Dr. Riley served for five years (1981-1986) in three significant management and policy capacities as a mayoral appointee and close aide and confidant to New Orleans’ late legendary Mayor Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial, rising at the age of 26 to be Executive Assistant to the Mayor for Intergovernmental Relations, the youngest in the city’s history.

Dr. Riley’s primary areas of interest are general internal medicine, primary care, health disparities and health equity, leadership in healthcare, health professions education, public health, health care management and policy, academic health science center administration and government.

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Immediate Past Chair, Board of Regents, 2016-2017 -
Tanveer P. Mir, MD, MACP

Immediate Past Chair, Board of Regents, 2015-2016- Robert M. Centor, MD, MACPTanveer P. Mir, MD, MACP is Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP). 

Previously, Dr. Mir served as a Regent on ACP’s Board of Regents.  She has been a Master of ACP (MACP) since 2008. MACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. As a Regent, she chaired the ACP Awards Committee from 2010 to 2012 and served as Chair of the International Council from 2012-2014.She has served on several ACP Committees like Clinical Guidelines , Ethics-Human Rights and Professionalism committee and High Value Task Force.  Dr. Mir served as Governor of the ACP Downstate III Region (New York) and served as Chairperson of the International Medical Graduate subcommittee and Associate’s Committee of the ACP New York Chapter. She received the Laureate Award of NY chapter of ACP 2001, which is awarded to Fellows and Masters of the American College of Physicians who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research, and in service to their community, their Chapter, and the American College of Physicians.

Board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics and hospice and palliative medicine, Dr. Mir earned her medical degree from the Medical College of the University of Kashmir in India. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. After completing her residency in 1989, Dr. Mir became a Chief Resident and subsequently a faculty member at Nassau University Medical Center. She was the Associate Program Director in Medicine at the Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York from 1992-1999 and a faculty member at SUNY Stony brook school of medicine. From 2001 to 2012, Dr. Mir served in different roles at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New York. She was a member of the geriatrics faculty at the North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York from 2001-2006.  She served as Senior Medical Director of the Hospice Care Network in Long Island from 2006-2009. From 2009-2012 she served as the Associate Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in  New York, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hofstra-NSLIJHS school of medicine.  She served as the Director of Outpatient Palliative Care at the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, a position she held since 2012. She was also formerly an Associate Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.

Currently, Dr. Mir is the Medical Director of Palliative Medicine & Clinical Ethics at Florida Hospital in Orlando, FL, a member of the Adventist Health Care System.

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President-elect -
Jack Ende, MD, MACP

President-elect- Jack Ende, MD, MACP

Jack Ende, MD, MACP, is President-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Dr. Ende previously served on ACP’s Board of Regents, which manages the business and affairs of ACP and is the main policy-making body of the College. Dr. Ende has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 1990, and was named a Master of ACP in 2009.  Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding career accomplishments and notable contributions to medicine. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine.  In 2003, Dr. Ende was awarded the Laureate Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Ende earned a bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York and a medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, and was that program’s Chief Resident in 1978-79.

A resident of Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Ende is the Schaeffer Professor of Medicine at Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, he serves as Asst. Dean for Advanced Medical Practice, Assistant Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Executive Medical Director of Penn Signature Services. As a practicing general internist with a research interest in clinical medical education, Dr. Ende cares for patients and teaches in the outpatient and inpatient settings.

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Chair-elect, Board of Regents, 2016-2017 -
Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, FACP

Chair-elect, Board of Regents, 2015-2016- Thomas G. Tape, MD, FACPSusan Thompson Hingle, MD, FACP, is Chair-elect of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Dr. Hingle previously served as a Regent on ACP’ Board of Regents and prior to that, served as Chair of ACP’s Board of Governors. She also held the position of Governor of ACP’s Illinois Downstate Chapter.  Governors are elected by local ACP members and serve four-year terms. Working with a local council, they supervise ACP chapter activities, appoint members to local committees, and preside at regional meetings. Dr. Hingle also recently served as chair of ACP’s Education & Publications Committee. Dr. Hingle served on the ACP Chapters Subcommittee in 2011, ACP Women’s Task Force in 2006, 2007 and 2012, and ACP Volunteerism Subcommittee from 2003-2008.

Dr. Hingle has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 2001. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. In 2006, Dr. Hingle was honored with ACP’s prestigious Walter J. McDonald Award for Young Physicians. Additionally, in 2011 and 2012 she was awarded the John Tooker Evergreen Award for Chapter Management and Innovation.

Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Hingle is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a medical degree from Rush University Medical College. She completed an internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine.

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Executive Vice President and Chief Executive -
Steven E. Weinberger, MD, MACP, FRCP

Steven E. Weinberger, MD, MACP Steven Weinberger, MD, MACP, FRCP, is Executive Vice President and CEO of the American College of Physicians (ACP) since 2010, after having served for 6 years as ACP’s Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Publishing. An internist and pulmonologist, Dr. Weinberger is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  Prior to joining ACP, Dr. Weinberger served on the full-time faculty of Harvard and Beth Israel Hospital/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for more than 25 years. He was Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Executive Director of the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research, and Professor of Medicine and Faculty Associate Dean for Medical Education at Harvard.  Dr. Weinberger has authored over 140 articles and book chapters as well as a popular textbook, Principles of Pulmonary Medicine, now in its sixth edition and available in several languages.  He has served on the Editorial Board of The New England Journal of Medicine and was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine component of UpToDate.

Dr. Weinberger received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and residency training in internal medicine at the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center, followed by fellowship training in pulmonary medicine at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.  He is the recipient of numerous Harvard Medical School teaching awards. He has also received multiple national awards, including the Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from Alpha Omega Alpha and the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Clinical Educator Award from the American Thoracic Society Clinical Problems Assembly, and the Special Recognition Award from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine. Dr. Weinberger was awarded ACP Mastership in November 2015.

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