Governance Leadership

 

President, 2024-2025 – Isaac O. Opole, MBChB, PHD, MACP

President-elect, 2022-2023 – Isaac O. Opole, MD, PHD, FACP

Isaac O. Opole, M.D., is President of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Opole has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 2008. Fellowship is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. He was elected into Mastership at ACP in 2024. Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments.

Dr. Opole studied at the Nairobi School and is a graduate of the School of Medicine, University of Nairobi, Kenya. He completed his graduate doctoral degree at the University of California, Irvine and medical residency at the Kansas University Medical Center. He has practiced hospital medicine at the University of Kansas Health System for the last 19 years, and currently serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Ruth Bohan Teaching Professor of Medicine at the Kansas University Medical Center.

In addition to being a Fellow of the College, he has held multiple national and regional leadership positions within the ACP, including serving as the President of ACP Services and Chair of the Board of ACP Services PAC, and has been a member of the ACP Board of Regents for the last four years. He was previously Governor of ACP’s Kansas Chapter from 2016 to2020, and served the ACP in various capacities and committees, including the Governance Committee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee, Restoring the Story Task Force, Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee, National Awards and Mastership Task Force, and the Global Engagement Committee.

Dr. Opole has been recognized with many awards including the Chapter Laureate Award, the Chapter Excellence Award in both 2017 and 2018, and was awarded the John Tooker Evergreen Award for innovative multi-chapter strategic planning in 2017. Dr. Opole has been a life-long clinician-educator, focusing on building a strong clinical foundation amongst his trainees through curricular and institutional enhancements to improve patient and educational outcomes. Outside the clinical realm, Dr. Opole is also passionate about global health and health disparities and is a champion for advocacy in healthcare.

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Chair, Board of Regents, 2024-2025 – William E. Fox, MD, MACP

Chair-elect, Board of Regents, 2022-2023 – William E. Fox, MD, FACP

William E. Fox, M.D., is Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians.

He is a Fellow of the ACP, an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. He was elected into Mastership at ACP in 2024. Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments.

A resident of Charlottesville, VA, Dr. Fox is a partner in Fox & Brantley Internal Medicine in Charlottesville. Before entering private practice, he spent five years with the National Health Service Corps at Central Virginia Community Health Center in Buckingham, VA, while simultaneously working as Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Virginia. Dr. Fox earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine, where he received the Anna Marie Chirico Prize for distinguished work in primary care. He completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine at the University of Virginia.

Previously, Dr. Fox served on ACP’s Board of Regents, as Chair of ACP’s Board of Governors, and as Governor of ACP’s Virginia Chapter. He has also been a member of numerous ACP committees, including chairing the ACP’s Medical Practice and Quality Committee. Dr. Fox has received numerous honors and recognitions. He was the recipient of the Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award in 2014, the American College of Physicians Virginia Young Internist of the Year award in 2010, and the Paul Florentino Volunteerism Award in 2013.

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Treasurer, 2024-2025 – Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, MACP, FIDSA, FRCP

Treasurer, 2024-2025 – Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, MACP, FIDSA, FRCP

Janet A. Jokela, M.D., MPH, MACP, FIDSA, FRCP, is Treasurer of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Jokela has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 2002. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. She received mastership (MACP) in the American College of Physicians in 2021 and Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 2022, recognizing outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments.

A resident of Champaign, IL., Dr. Jokela is Clinical Professor and the Senior Associate Dean of Engagement at Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She previously served as the Acting Regional Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Urbana-Champaign (2017-2022).

She has served as Governor of the Downstate Illinois Chapter, ACP Regent, and has served on multiple ACP Committees, including as Chair of ACP’s Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee.  

She received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed her residency at Boston City Hospital and her infectious disease fellowship at Beth Israel and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals and Harvard Medical School.  Areas of professional interest and expertise for Dr. Jokela include undergraduate and graduate medical education, public health, and infectious diseases.

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Immediate Past President, 2024-2025 – Omar T. Atiq, MD, MACP

Immediate Past President – Omar T. Atiq, MD, MACP

Omar T. Atiq, M.D., MACP, is Immediate past President of the American College of Physicians.

He has been a Fellow of ACP (FACP) since 1993. Fellowship is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. He received Mastership (MACP) in the American College of Physicians in 2023. Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments.

A resident of Little Rock, AR, Dr. Atiq is a distinguished professor of medicine and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Previously, he was in community oncology practice in Pine Bluff from 1991 until 2020. Dr. Atiq has served on the Arkansas State Medical Board and as president of the Arkansas Medical Society.

Dr. Atiq served as a member of ACP’s Board of Regents and was previously Governor of the Arkansas Chapter of ACP. 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 (BOG). Dr. Atiq also served as Chair of BOG. He recently served as Chair of ACP’s Health and Public Policy Committee and served as Vice-Chair for ACP’s Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee.

Dr. Atiq earned his medical degree from the Khyber Medical College, University of Peshawar, Pakistan. He is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. His main areas of professional interest include national health reform, health care access, health care disparities, and payment reform.

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Immediate Past Chair, Board of Regents, 2024-2025 Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP

Immediate Past Chair, Board of Regents, 2024-2025 Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP

Eileen D. Barrett, M.D., MPH, MACP, is Immediate-past Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians. The Board of Regents is the main policy making body for the College.

Dr. Barrett has been an ACP member since 2003 and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 2011. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. She received Mastership (MACP) in the American College of Physicians in 2021. Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments.

A resident of Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Barrett is a rural internal medicine hospitalist, Faculty with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Co-Medical Director of the Violence Prevention Project ECHO. Her research and scholarly work are in the areas of clinician wellbeing, gender equity, health equity, and improving the care of people with substance use disorders. She has received awards from the New Mexico Chapter of the American College of Physicians in advocacy, early career leadership, and for advancing the careers of women in medicine, and was recognized by the New Mexico Society of Hospital Medicine Chapter as the 2020 Physician of the Year. Dr Barrett received a 2019 Exceptional Mentor Award from the American Medical Women’s Association, a 2021 Award of Excellence in Humanitarian Services from the Society of Hospital Medicine, a 2022 Inspiration Award from the American Medical Association, and a 2023 Inspire Award from the American Medical Women’s Association and is an elected member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She is also the 2024-2025 President-Elect of the American Medical Women’s Association.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr Barrett received her MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MD at Georgetown University. She completed internal medicine residency at Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital. She completed a Rural Faculty Development Fellowship through the University of Arizona in 2009 and a Medical Justice and Advocacy Fellowship through Morehouse School of Medicine and the American Medical Association in 2022.

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Chair-elect, Board of Regents, 2024-2025 – Rebecca A. Andrews, MD, FACP

Chair-elect, Board of Regents, 2024-2025 – Rebecca A. Andrews, MD, FACP

Rebecca A. Andrews, M.D., FACP, is Chair-elect of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians. The Board of Regents is the main policy making body for the College.

In 2010, she became a Fellow of the College (FACP), an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to practice of medicine.

Dr. Andrews is the Director of Primary Care at UConn Health. Her roles as a medical educator include Associate Program Director, Director of Ambulatory Education for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut. She also is a primary care physician and clinical lead for UConn Health’s Patient Centered Medical Home and Comprehensive Pain Center. She completed medical school and her internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut. Prior to becoming the Governor of the Connecticut Chapter of ACP, she served as Chair of the Connecticut Chapter’s Council of Residents and Fellows and co-chair of the Chapter Council of Early Career Physicians. On ACP’s national level, she previously served as Chair of the Council of Early Career Physicians, Chair of the Board of Governors, and a member of the Board of Regents. She has served on several national committees including performance measures, awards, education and publication, medical practice and quality, and governance.

The main areas of professional interest for Dr. Andrews include graduate medical education, primary care and preventative health, and chronic pain.

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Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer - Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, MACP, FRCP, FIDSA, FAMWA, FEFIM

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer - Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, MACP, FRCP, FIDSA, FAMWA, FEFIM

Darilyn V. Moyer, M.D., MACP, FRCP, FIDSA, FAMWA, FEFIM, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Moyer was elected into Mastership (MACP) in ACP in 2022, which recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments. Prior to that she was awarded Fellowship in ACP, an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. She serves on ACP’s Board of Regents, which manages the business and affairs of ACP and is the main policy-making body of the College, chaired ACP’s Board of Governors, and served as Governor of ACP’s Pennsylvania Southeastern Chapter. She is a Founding Board Member of the Gender Equity in Medicine and Science (GEMS) Alliance, Past President of Council of Medical Subspecialty Societies and former member of the Board of Directors, and Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Primary Care Collaborative and is a member of Women of Impact. Dr. Moyer is the recipient of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) 2023 Inspire Award, the American Medical Association (AMA) Women Physicians Section (WPS) 2022 Inspiration Award and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Courage to Heal 2021 Award. She is also a recipient of the 2020 American Medical Women’s Association Elizabeth Blackwell Award, as well as the recipient of the 2020 Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Alumni Achievement Award.

Prior to becoming ACP’s EVP and CEO, Dr. Moyer was a Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She was previously the Co-Faculty Advisor for the Temple University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Interest Group and for the Temple University School of Medicine Student Educating About Healthcare Policy Group. She received the Temple University School of Medicine Women in Medicine Mentoring Award in 2012.

Dr. Moyer’s research and scholarly activity interests and presentations have been in the areas of medical education, high value care, patient safety, professionalism and digital media, gender equity, and HIV/infectious diseases.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior, Biology and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital and served as a Chief Resident/Clinical Instructor of Medicine. She went on to complete an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. Dr. Moyer currently practices part time at the Temple University Internal Medicine Associates.

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