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Council of Early Career Physicians

  • Read a welcome message from the CECP Chair, Rebecca Andrews.
  • Check out a useful Resource Guide for creating and maintaining a Chapter council of Early Career Physicians.

Reports to

Board of Regents


Respond to requests from the Board of Regents, committees and staff for review of programs, products and services. Advise the Board of Regents on:

  • Enhancing professional development for early career physicians
  • Fostering their involvement in College activities
  • Increasing the value of ACP membership for early career physicians
  • Strengthening chapter level councils and activities
  • Aligning council activities with the College’s Strategic Plan.

Composition (11)

Chair, who serves ex-officio on the BOR; Chair-Elect, who must be a member of the Council at time of election and who serves ex-officio on the BOG; 9 at-large members to be selected with consideration given to the College’s Diversity Policy as well as specialty and years out of training. All members must be early career physicians at the time of selection to the Council (defined as within 16 years of graduation from medical school).


Chair and Chair-Elect serve one-year terms; member terms are three-years.

2015-16 Council Members

Rebecca Andrews

Rebecca Andrews, MD, FACP, Chair
Canton, CT
Email: reandrews@uchc.edu

Dr. Andrews is the Director of Ambulatory Education and an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Connecticut. As such, she is involved in the daily activities of the resident clinic, mentoring, and teaching. She also serves as the education section co-leader at the CT Institute for Primary Care Innovation. Dr. Andrews continues to see patients as a primary care provider with a focus on health prevention and recently returned from a medical mission trip to Kisoro, Uganda. She received the Richard Neubauer Advocate Award for her role in healthcare advocacy and recognition as a “Top Doctor” by Connecticut magazine. She is the mother of two children, actively involved in her local community, and always a struggling distance runner.

Moises Auron

Moises Auron, MD, FAAP, SFHM, FACP, Chair-elect
Beachwood, OH
Email: auronm@ccf.org

Dr. Auron is an academic Med-Peds hospitalist and Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, as well as the Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Officer of the Department of Hospital Medicine. He has been very active with ACP both nationally, as a member of the Medical Practice and Quality Committee and the Council of Early Career Physicians (CECP), and locally, as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council and past-Chair of the Ohio CECP. He is also a recipient of the ACP Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) certificate. Dr. Auron is married to Dr. Marina Duran, a Pulmonary and Critical Care specialist, and they have a son, Eitan.

Micah Beachy, DO, FACP
Omaha, NE

Sowmya Kanikkannan, MD, FACP
Philadelphia, PA

Tammy Lin, MD, FACP
Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Danny Newman, MD, FACP
Augusta, GA

Sima Pendharkar, MD, MPH, FACP
New York, NY

Valerie G. Press, MD, FACP
Chicago, IL

Samuel Calvin Thigpen, MD, FACP
Jackson, MS

LCDR Mark P. Tschanz, DO, MC, USN, FACP
San Diego, CA

Richard M. Wardrop III, MD, PhD, FACP
Raleigh, NC

Staff Liaison: Amy Allen-Collins aallen@acponline.org

Page updated: 04-21-15

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