Meet Our Governor-elect
Congratulations to the Ohio Chapter Governor-Elect, Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP. Our new Governor-elect will do a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2015. As Governor, Dr. Tan will serve as the official representative of the College for the Ohio Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Tan will be working closely with Dr. Rouan (the current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Tan, feel free to read his bio below.
Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP
EDUCATION: BS, Cell and Developmental Biology, Minor-Archaelogy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 1995, MD Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH 1999 now Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internal Medicine Residency, Summa Health System, Akron, OH 1999-2002, Fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2002-2004
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine 2002-2012, Recertified 2012 to 2022, Infectious Diseases 2004-2014, Enrolled in Maintenance of Certification
PRESENT POSITION: Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH (since 2010), Medical Director, Summa Physicians Infectious Disease and Clinical Physician, Infectious Diseases and HIV, Summa Health System, Akron, OH
ACP ACTIVITIES: 1) Elected to Fellowship 4/2007. 2) Membership Management Advisory Committee (National) 5/1/2010-4/30/2014. 3) Presentations to ACP Chapter Leader Network Sessions: Chapter Recruitment Programs, Philadelphia 4/2009; ABC of a Strong Chapter-Membership, New Orleans, 4/2012. 4) Tan MJ. Opportunistic Infections in Patients with AIDS (Book chapter) In Tan J et al, ed. Expert Guide to Infectious Diseases 2ed. ACP. 2008, 5) Tan JS, File TM Jr, Salata RA, Tan MJ (Editors), Expert Guide to Infectious Diseases 2ed. ACP. 2008. 6) IM Annual Session attendance 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: 1) Vice-President, Ohio Chapter, 10/2009-current, 2) Membership Committee Chair, Ohio Chapter, 2008-current, 3) Membership Committee, Akron representative 2007-2008, 4) Governorís Advisory Council, 2008-current, 5) Program and Planning Committee Member, Ohio Chapter, 2009-current, 6) ACP Member 2004-2007, Associate 1999-2004, Student Member 1998-1999 7) LEAD Certificate 2012 (IM 2012 New Orleans) 8) Ohio Chapter Meeting attendance 2009, 2010, 2011
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: 1) Summa Health System: Institutional Review Board Member since 2006 and current Co-Chair IRB, 2) Infection Control Committee, ID Representative since 2006, 3) Medical Executive Committee, Young Physician Representative 2007, At-Large Representative 2008-2013, 4) Interviewer, MD Admission, NEOMED 2005-current
OTHER APPOINTMENTS: 1) Medical Director, Summa Center for Clinical Trials since 2011. 2) Medical Director, Clinical Trials Collaborative, since 2011, 3) Medical Director, Summa Home Infusion. 4) Clinical Governing Board, Summa Physicians, Inc, since 2013, 5) Co-Course Director, Infection and Immunity, Vice-Chair Infectious Disease Section, Department of Internal Medicine, NEOMED, since 2010. 6) M3, M4 ID elective course coordinator, Summa Health System
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: General infectious diseases and Clostridium difficile infection, Infectious disease clinical trials, ACP membership recruitment and retention
As your Chapterís Vice-President and Membership Chair, I have had the opportunity to work closely with your Governor to strengthen our membership, scientific program, chapter health, and ties with OSMA to better address the concerns of our internists. Our endeavors have resulted in presentations to national leadership recognizing our consistent success. On the National Membership Committee, I have been able to represent our Chapter in the Collegeís membership management efforts including promoting College diversity.
As your Governor, I will augment our Chapterís continued emphasis on education, professionalism, and policy. Changes in healthcare delivery will require our Chapter leadership to advocate for our Internistsí interests. Changing licensure and maintenance requirements affect internists and subspecialists of all generations, and the Collegeís role in education and representation will be more important than ever. The culture of healthcare is changing; our internists need ACP to be their voice, support, and source of knowledge.