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Governor Election Results

Congratulations to the Washington Chapter Governor-elect Designee, Joyce E. Wipf, MD, FACP. She will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2014. Dr. Wipf will serve as the official representative of the College for the Washington Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Wipf will be working closely with Dr. Horwitch, and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Wipf, please read her bio and vision statement.

Joyce E. Wipf, MD, FACP


EDUCATION: Medical School: University of Minnesota Duluth School of Medicine 1980-82 and University of Minnesota Medical School 1982-84 (combined 4 yr program), M.D. Degree 6/01/84 U of MN Undergraduate: Moorhead State University, Moorhead Minnesota 1976-80, B.A. degree in Biology with magna cum laude honors

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internship & Residency: Internal Medicine Program, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 1984-87, Traditional Track

CERTIFICATION: ABIM 1988 (no expiration)

PRESENT POSITION: Professor of Medicine, University of Washington (promotion 2004), Section Head of GIM, VA Puget Sound Attending Physician, VA Puget Sound and University of Washington, Director, Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education, VA Puget Sound Seattle (COEPCE)

ACP ACTIVITIES: Member ACP 1993 to present; Fellowship 2002, 1) ACP Honors: commendations for talks in National Board Review Courses; ACP Laureate Award WA (2010), 2) Co-Director ACP Seattle Board Review Course (1992-present); Faculty ACP national meetings (1993-2011), 3) Speaker and Service: faculty ACP WA Chapter meeting numerous yrs; speaker Idaho and Utah ACP mtgs, 4) Service ACP National CME Subcommittee of Education Committee (2002 to 2007), 5) Author 8 chapters MKSAP 13; Associate Editor Board Basics 2011-12 for MKSAP 16

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: WA Chapter Planning Committee for annual meeting several years, Chair of meeting 2005, Judge, Associates’ Vignette and Abstract Competition, several years, - Planning Committee for Nov 2011 meeting, Chair Laureate Selection Committee, - Planning Committee for Nov 2012 meeting, member Laureate Selection Committee, - Faculty Speaker: 2000-11 7+ presentations annual chapter mtg (details available on request)

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: -Attending Physician VA Puget Sound 1987-present (wkly outpt, 2m/yr inpt); UWMC 1995-present (active priv.), -UW School of Medicine: Faculty Senate terms 1995-97, 2003-05; School A&P Cmte ‘04-07, GME Cmte ‘00-07, -Dept of Medicine service: advisor/mentor; Intern selection (‘95-present); Cmtes Professors Review (‘08-present), Clin Faculty Selection/Promotion (~2003-present), Teaching Awards (‘95-present); Dir. Resident teaching courses, VA Community outreach Women Veterans (‘07-pres); COEPCE IPE team-based care, innov curric (2011x 5yrs)

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Associate Director, Medicine Residency Program University of Washington (1994-2007, Senior Associate Director 2004-2007) Director of Women’s Program for VA Puget Sound 2007-present (in transition to successor leadership)

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: -Medical Education (>250 regional and national presentations 1992-present, details on request), -Resident as Teacher skills and course development; Well-being in residency and studies of burnout. -Preparation for the ABIM examination and test-taking strategy, -Clinical topics including Atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention; Anticoagulation; Care of Women Veterans; Anemia; Ophthalmology in Primary Care; Low Back Pain; Skin Cancers; Physical Diagnosis website.

Vision Statement

In my many years of service and leadership in medical education, patient care at VA and University sites, and clinical teaching activities in several national organizations, I have found that the American College of Physicians is a unique organization that fits all internists. Whether in community or academic, rural or urban practice, we look to ACP as our voice for patient advocacy, leading national conversations to improve health care access, and as a major resource for our own education and clinical excellence. As Governor, I will strive to expand on the outstanding work underway in these areas, with efforts to enhance membership and involvement of internists throughout the state, and further develop ACP regional activities to excite our medical students and residents to the rewards of internal medicine. It is my great privilege to work with our ACP chapter and contribute to the missions to the best of my abilities.

Contact Information

Joyce Wipf, MD, FACP
Governor, Washington Chapter

Amanda Miller
Washington Chapter Executive Director
Phone: 206-956-3635
Fax: 206-441-5863