2013 Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Vision Statements
The ballots for the current Governors-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an electdate of 8/1/2011 or earlier) can vote via online (www.directvote.net/ACP/) or mail-in ballot. You will need your mailed ballot with your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to make a vote. Below are the bios and vision statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting began on August 26, 2013 and ends on October 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!
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Alexander Ross Morton, MD, FACP
PLACE OF BIRTH: Glasgow, Scotland
EDUCATION: University of Saint Andrews, University of Manchester
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: University of Manchester, University of Toronto
CERTIFICATION: BSc (Saint Andrews) MB ChB (Manchester) MD (Manchester); FRCP (London) FRCPC (Canada) FACP
PRESENT POSITION: Professor of Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
ACP ACTIVITIES: FACP October 2008
CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Member of the Governor’s Advisory Council. Queen’s University representative. Frequent Speaker at Chapter Annual Meeting
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Kingston General Hospital; OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Chair, Division of Nephrology
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: General Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Mineral Metabolism
The Ontario Chapter of the American College of Physicians has forged strong links with the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine this year. These links needs to be maintained and strengthened to include other Chapters across the country.
With the President of the Canadian Medical Association due to be appointed from Ontario in the summer of 2014, this is an ideal opportunity to increase dialogue between the two major national organizations using Ontario as a base.
The link between the Ontario University and Community Physicians is ripe for strengthening as Social Media communications increases. Issues relevant to the membership can be brought to the attention of the Chapter quickly and dealt with in a timely manner, enhancing the relevance of the ACP to the Ontario membership. Furthermore using such rapid communication techniques, Medical Student and Trainee interest can be engaged, and educational opportunities increased.
Marko Mrkobrada, MD, FACP
Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia
EDUCATION: 2001-2005 University of Western Ontario, Doctor of Medicine, 1997-2001 University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario, Honours Bachelor of Science, Immunology
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: 2009-present McMaster University, MSc Candidate under Dr. P.J. Devereaux, Clinical Epidemiology, 2008-2009 University of Western Ontario, Fellow, General Internal Medicine, 2008-2009 University of Western Ontario, Resident, Internal Medicine
CERTIFICATION: FRCPC 2009, FACP 2012
PRESENT POSITION: Assistant Professor Department of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
ACP ACTIVITIES: Date of Fellowship: 2012
CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Local London, Ontario ACP chapter coordinator, 2013-present
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: 2010-present Rotation Coordinator, Perioperative and Ambulatory Medicine Rotation, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Western Ontario, 2010-present Clinical Site Leader, Medicine Inpatient Consultation Service, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Western Ontario, 2010-present Coordinator, Research Rotation, Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, 2010-present Course Coordinator, RCPSC Preparatory Course for Internal Medicine Fellows, Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, 2010-present Mentor, Coaching Program for Internal Medicine Residents, Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, 2011-present Coordinator, Urgent Medicine Clinic Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Western Ontario
OTHER APPOINTMENTS: 2011-present Robarts Research Institute, Clinical Scientist
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Clinical teaching, Perioperative medicine
With well over 100,000 members, the American College of Physicians is known as the voice of internists around the world. The ACP is also a leader that fosters professionalism, continuing education and research, as well as fellowship among its members. We need to continue to promote these values, and continue to build on our past successes by reaching out to internists in the community and the academic setting, as well as residents and medical students. Increasing the involvements of local chapters will ensure our ongoing success and relevance.