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Member Accomplishments!

2015 Internal Medicine Abstract Competition Winner

Special congratulations to Ayman Samman Tahhan, MD from Emory University, who was a winner in the Resident/Fellow Research Poster category at the Internal Medicine 2015 Abstract Competition. His poster title was "Circulating progenitor cells are an independent predictor of coronary artery disease progression".

The Georgia Chapter American College of Physicians (ACP) includes many inspirational members who have very accomplished. The American College of Physicians recognized accomplishments of distinguished Georgia Members through the College's awards and Masterships program at the Centennial Internal Medicine Meeting in Boston on April 30, 2015. The College recognized outstanding contributions in the practice of medicine, teaching, research, public service, leadership, and medical volunteerism. The Georgia Chapter ACP members and Georgia health care organizations were honored with the following awards as nominated by Georgia ACP and approved by the ACP Board of Regents:

  • Edward R. Loveland Memorial Award for a Distinguished Contribution in the Health Field: HealthSTAT, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jane F. Desforges Distinguished Teacher Award: John F. Fisher, MD, MACP, Augusta, Georgia
  • Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award: Mercy Care Clinic Atlanta, Georgia

Congratulations to the following Georgia members who were selected to become Masters of the College (MACP) in April 2015. To be considered for Mastership, the candidate must have made a notable contribution to medicine. This includes but is not limited to teaching, outstanding work in clinical medicine (research or practice), contributions to preventive medicine, improvements in the delivery health care, or contributions to medical literature:

  • Otis W. Brawley Jr., MD, MACP
  • John F. Fisher, MD, MACP
  • Ruth M. Parker, MD, MACP

2015 ACP Young Achievers
Special congratulations to our chapterís Young Achievers: Daisy Azana, MD, Shabnam Gupta, Mohammed Hasan Khan, MD, Salim Hayek, MD, Brendan P Lovasik, Anthony S Otekeiwebia, MBBS, Ayman Samman Tahhan, MD, CPT David Schmitt, MC USA, Kelly D Schrapp, MD, Jeffrey Tran, Lillian Tsai, and Christopher J Walsh, MD who will participate in Internal Medicine 2015 as a National Abstract Competition Finalist

Kudos to our 2014 Chapter Award Winners and 2014 Academic Competition Winners!

The Chapter recognizes and congratulates Georgia Chapter physicians who were elected to Fellowship in the College in the past 6 months.

Recruit-a-Colleague The Georgia Chapter would like to thank the following members for recruiting their colleagues as part of ACP's Recruit-a-Colleague program:

  • Joyce P Doyle, MD FACP
  • Sam L Featherston, MD
  • Welborn Cody McClatchey, MD FACP

If you have any current news to share about yourself or a colleague that we can celebrate, please send it along to the Governor, Walt Moore, MD, FACP.

Page updated: 4/6/15

Contact Information

Walter Moore, MD, MACP
Governor, Georgia Chapter

Mary Daniels
Georgia Chapter Executive Director
American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter
PO Box 1467
Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542
Phone: 770-965-7606
Fax: 888-547-6302