Maryland Chapter Governor-elect
Congratulations to Maryland Chapter Governor Designee, Stephen D. Sisson, MD, FACP. He will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2014. As Governor, Dr. Sisson will serve as the official representative of the College for the Maryland Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Sisson will be working closely with Dr. Chow, the current Governor, and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Sisson, please read his bio and vision statement below.
Place of Birth: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Education: BA Chemistry, Duke University, NC, Honors: Magna Cum Laude 1985 MD (with research honors), Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA: Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1990
Post-Doctoral Training: 90-91: Internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 91-93: Residency, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 96-97: Longitudinal Teaching Skills Faculty Development Program, JHH, 97-98: Longitudinal Curriculum Development – Faculty Development Program, JHH, (All in Baltimore, Maryland)
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine #150042 1993; 2003
Present Position: Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Vice Chair, Clinical Operations, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
ACP Activities: Councilor, Maryland chapter 2006-present; Co-chair, Maryland ACP Winter Scientific Meeting, 2007-present; Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2009. Member, ACP Internal-Medicine In-Training Examination Question-writing Committee, 2011-present
Chapter Involvement/Leadership Activities: Program Co-Chair, Program Committee 2007 to present, Member, MD ACP Council 2006 to present, Recipient of C. Lockard Conley Award – 2006 for involvement in resident education
Hospital/Community Service: Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism Award for Community Service, 2002; Member, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness And Response (CEPAR) Hurricane Katrina Response Team: 2005
Other Appointments: Member, Society of General Internal Medicine, Member, Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise: Curriculum Development, Evaluating education outcomes, Ambulatory care, Residency training and evaluation of clinical skills
The Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians is among the premiere ACP chapters in the country. Our strengths include a richly diverse membership, outstanding educational offerings, and great opportunities to network, find mentors, and learn from each other. We’ll need to continue to build membership at all levels while ensuring that everyone sees membership as not only a great value but essential to their professional identity. I’d also like to see our membership get greater national recognition, both by increasing the number of nominations for Fellowship and Mastership and by increasing the number of nominations for national awards. As we navigate what promises to be dramatic changes in healthcare, the Maryland Chapter has the responsibility to bring the perspectives of all members to local and national conversations on healthcare, while keeping our members informed. It is my hope that the Maryland Chapter will be leaders in this regard.