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Council of Resident/Fellow Members

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 and Board of Governors:

  • Enhancing the quality of internal medicine postgraduate training
  • Increasing the value of membership among Resident/Fellow Member members
  • Strengthening chapter level activities and relationships at residency/fellowship training programs
  • Aligning council activities with the College’s Strategic Plan

Composition (14)

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; 12 at-large members to be selected with consideration given to the College’s Diversity Policy as well as training year, training program, and Chief Resident experience. All members must be Resident/Fellow members of ACP at the time of selection to the Council.


Chair and Chair-Elect serve consecutive one-year terms; members serve one two-year term (for a maximum of four years, if serving as Chair-Elect and Chair).

Response Needed FlagCouncil of Resident/Fellow Members Call for Nominations
Respond by 06-Nov-15

2015-16 Council Members

Morganna Freeman

Morganna L. Freeman, DO, Chair
Gainesville, FL
Email: mfreema5@health.usf.edu

Dr. Freeman is the 2015 Chair of the ACP Council of Resident & Fellow Members and currently the Chief Fellow at H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, a nationally recognized cancer institute in Tampa, Florida. During her postgraduate training she has demonstrated commitment to educating the next generation of physicians on important health policy issues in medicine, including high-value care as it relates to "Choosing Wisely" and the impact of clinical decision making on "financial toxicity" in cancer care. She has previously participated in advocacy training through the 2011 ACP Health Policy Internship and the 2013 ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute, is a current member of the ASCO Government Relations Committee, and was recently selected to the 2015 National Physicians Alliance Health Advocacy Fellowship.

Lavanya Viswanathan

Lavanya Viswanathan, MD. Chair-elect
San Antonio, TX
Email: Lavanya82@gmail.com

Lavanya Viswanathan is the current Chair-Elect of the Council of Resident/Fellow Members. She has been involved with ACP and served on several councils throughout her medical career and feels passionately about High Value Care and Cost Consciousness as it relates to medical education and training in addition to various health policy topics relevant to primary care. She also serves as a Major in the United States Air Force and has served abroad. At present, she is a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellow at Georgia Regents University (GRU) and serves as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).

Rahul Banerjee, MD
Philadelphia, PA

Sarah G. Candler, MD, MPH
New Orleans, LA

Adrienne Clark, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Capt. Thomas K.M. Cudjoe, MD, MPHMC, USA
Washington, DC

L. Austin Frederickson, MD
Akron, OH

Tracey Henry, MD, MPH, MS
Washington, DC

Alexandra Norcott, MD
West Haven, CT

Sandeep Palakodeti, MD, MPH
San Francisco, CA

William C. Palmer, MD
Jacksonville, FL

Kira Ryskina, MD
Elkins Park, PA

Deep Shah, MD, MSC
Atlanta, GA

Fatima Syed, MD
Philadelphia, PA

Staff Liaison: Patricia Moore PMoore@acponline.org

Page updated: 4-21-15

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