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William E Davis, MD, FACP
Louisiana Chapter Governor

EDUCATION: B.A. 1979 Vanderbilt University, cum laude, M.D. 1983 L.S.U. Medical School, New Orleans
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Residency in Internal Medicine, 1983-86, Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, Fellowship in Rheumatology, 1986-88, University of Michigan Medical Center; CERTIFICATION: Diplomate, Internal Medicine, 1987, Subspecialty Rheumatology 1988
PRESENT POSITION: Clinical practice, Rheumatology Department, Senior Medical Staff, Ochsner Medical Center, Jefferson, Louisiana, 1991-present, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Ochsner Health System, 2005-present
ACP ACTIVITIES: Fellowship 1/1/2004, Council Member 2001-2010, Treasurer 2003-present, ACP Leadership Day delegate 2003, 2008, 2009, ACP-ASIM Patient Safety: The Other Side of the Quality Equation , Trained Jan 30-31, 2004, Presented at LA/MS Chapter Annual Meeting March 2004, Associates Meeting Planning Committee and meeting participant 2000 – present
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Ochsner Medical Center, Staff Executive Committee, 2005 – present, currently Vice President, Performance Improvement Executive Committee, 2009-present, Medical Staff Operating Committee – 2008-present, currently Vice President, Ochsner Journal, Editorial Board Member, 2006 – present, Graduate Medical Education Committee – 2004-present, Continuing Medical Education Executive Committee – 2004-present, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 2001-present, Medical Records Committee, 1995-present, Bio-ethics Committee 1995 – 2009, Other Societies: American College of Rheumatology, Fellow Member, Louisiana Rheumatism Society, member (president 1995-6), Alton Ochsner Alumni Association Board, Treasurer, Southeast Clinical Club, 2005 – present, Dwight D Robinson Rheumatology Society, University of Michigan (president 1999-2000), Community: Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans, 1988 – present, various roles (DOC, Stewardship Committee, Sunday School teacher, Discernment group, Choir member, Trinity Undoing Racism Network), Isidore Newman School parent, 1990 – present (Annual Giving Committee, Dad’s Club, Swim Team Parents, Band Parents, Chorus Parents), Vanderbilt Alumni Association, New Orleans Club, LSU Medical Alumni Association
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Clinical rheumatology, cellular immunology of rheumatic disease, immunosuppressive and biologic therapies, medical education, adult learning, clinical teaching, physician – patient communication. Personal interests: wife Jane, children Carter, Brett and Blair

Vision Statement
I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for Governor of the Louisiana Chapter, and I enthusiastically embrace this opportunity. My vision for the Louisiana Chapter involves education, professional development, and advocacy. We must continue to offer programs that engage medical students and residents, to ensure the development of strong internists and recruit young physicians with new energy and ideas. Early career and established practitioners as well as medical school faculty should see ACP as a partner in professional development through local chapter activities, continuing medical education, and networking opportunities. Furthermore, every internist in Louisiana should be assured that ACP advocacy at the national level will continue to represent their needs and interests. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is now law. As it is being implemented, our chapter must remain a vigilant and vocal advocate for internal medicine and for our patients.