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Governance Leadership

President, 2015-2016 -
Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP

President, 2015-2016, Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACPWayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP is the President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. Dr. Riley’s term term began at the conclusion of Internal Medicine 2015, ACP’s annual scientific meeting.

Dr. Riley has served as a member of ACP’s Board of Regents since 2009 and previously served as President of the Texas Academy of Internal Medicine – the Texas Chapter of the ACP and as Governor-elect of the Texas Southern region of the College. He also served as the first Vice Chair for the National Council of Associates and a member of the ACP’s Health & Public Policy, Financial Policy and Awards Committees.

Dr. Riley has been a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) since 2009, and was previously a Fellow (FACP) since 2000. Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding career accomplishments, excellence and notable contributions to the art of medicine and is the College’s highest membership class.

Currently, Dr. Riley is clinical professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Management at Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. From January 2007- June 2013, Dr. Riley served as the 10th President and Chief Executive Officer of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee where he also held the rank of tenured Professor of Medicine and Senior Health Policy Associate at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry.

He earned the bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a master’s in Public Health degree from the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, the M.D. degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and in 2002 the master’s in Business Administration degree from Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. After earning his medical degree, he completed residency training in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas where he began his career rising from an Instructor of Medicine to Associate Professor of Medicine and corporate officer as Vice President for Health Affairs & Governmental Relations. He also served as Assistant Chief of Medicine at Houston’s Ben Taub General Hospital and Chairman, Harris County Hospital District Medical Board. He is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners and is licensed to practice medicine in the states of Louisiana, Georgia, Texas and Tennessee.

Dr. Riley is a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Administration of Health Services, Education and Research Section of the IOM and holds memberships in Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the Arnold P. Gold Medical Humanism Society, Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, the American Clinical & Climatological Association and the Society of Medical Administrators. He is also a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the National Medical Association (NMA). He is the recipient of numerous awards including two honorary degrees: the Doctor of Human Letters from the State University of New York, Brooklyn (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center and the Doctor of Science from Tuskegee University.

Dr. Riley is a proud native of New Orleans, Louisiana and prior to pursuing a career in Medicine, Dr. Riley served for five years (1981-1986) in three significant management and policy capacities as a mayoral appointee and close aide and confidant to New Orleans’ late legendary Mayor Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial, rising at the age of 26 to be Executive Assistant to the Mayor for Intergovernmental Relations, the youngest in the city’s history.

Dr. Riley’s primary areas of interest are general internal medicine, primary care, health disparities and health equity, leadership in healthcare, health professions education, public health, health care management and policy, academic health science center administration and government.

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Chair, Board of Regents, 2015-2016 -
Tanveer P. Mir, MD, MACP

Chair, Board of Regents, 2015-2016- Tanveer P. Mir, MD, MACPTanveer P. Mir, MD, MACP is Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. Dr. Mir’s term began at the conclusion of Internal Medicine 2015, ACP’s annual scientific meeting.

Previously, Dr. Mir served as a Regent on ACP’s Board of Regents. She has been a Master of ACP (MACP) since 2008. MACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. Dr. Mir served as Governor of the ACP Downstate III Region (New York) and served as Chairperson of the International Medical Graduate subcommittee and Associate’s Committee of the ACP New York Chapter. She received the Laureate Award of NY chapter of ACP 2001, which is awarded to Fellows and Masters of the American College of Physicians who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research, and in service to their community, their Chapter, and the American College of Physicians. She chaired the ACP Awards Committee from 2010 to 2012 and currently served as Chair of the International Council from 2012-2014.

Board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics and hospice and palliative medicine, Dr. Mir earned her medical degree from the Medical College of the University of Kashmir in India. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Currently, Dr. Mir is the Director of Outpatient Palliative Care at the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, a position she has held since 2012.She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. After completing her residency in 1989, Dr. Mir became a Chief Resident and subsequently a faculty member at Nassau University Medical Center. She was the Associate Program Director in Medicine at the Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York from 1992-1999. From 2001 to 2012 Dr. Mir served in different roles at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New York. She was a member of the geriatrics faculty at the North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York from 2001-2006. She served as Senior Medical Director of the Hospice Care Network in Long Island from 2006-2009. From 2009-2012 she served as the Associate Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York.

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Treasurer, 2013-2016 -
Robert A. Gluckman, MD, FACP

Treasurer, 2013-2016 - Robert A. Gluckman, MD, FACPRobert A. Gluckman, MD, FACP is the Treasurer of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization.

Dr. Gluckman’s term began during Internal Medicine 2013, ACP’s annual scientific meeting in San Francisco. As Treasurer, Dr. Gluckman chairs the ACP Financial Policy and Audit Committee and serves ex officio on the ACP Board of Regents. Dr. Gluckman will serve a three-year term in this position until 2016.

Dr. Gluckman has been a member since 1980 and a member of ACP’s Board of Regents since 2009. The Board of Regents is the main policy-making board of ACP. He previously served as governor for the ACP Oregon Chapter. He also served on ACP’s Health and Public Policy Committee and as Chair of ACP’s Medical Practice and Quality Committee and ACP Services Political Action Committee. Dr. Gluckman has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 1996. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award, National ACP Services Political Action Committee in 2010. In 2014, Dr. Gluckman was presented with the Laureate Award from ACP’s Oregon Chapter.

Dr. Gluckman is currently chief medical officer for Providence Health Plans, and served as chief medical officer for the teaching clinics at Providence Medical Group. He served on the faculty for Providence St. Vincent Internal Medicine Residency for 18 years, where he maintained an active internal medicine practice. Throughout his academic career he has focused on applying medical evidence to clinical practice, with an emphasis on increasing the value of care delivered to patients.

Dr. Gluckman graduated summa cum laude in 1978 from the University of Illinois and earned his medical degree in 1982 from the University of Chicago. He completed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and is board certified in internal medicine.

He is also a member of the Board of the Oregon Medical Association.

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Immediate Past President, 2015-2016 -
David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP

Immediate Past President, 2015-2016- David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACPDavid A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, is the Immediate Past President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. Dr. Fleming’s served as ACP President during 2014-2015.

Dr. Fleming became a Master of ACP (MACP) on October 1, 2014, and was named a Fellow of ACP (FACP) in 1986. Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding career accomplishments and notable contributions to medicine. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. He has been active with ACP since 1980 when he began his membership. Dr. Fleming served on the Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee, most recently as chair, and served as vice-chair for the Health and Public Policy Committee. He was Governor for the Missouri Chapter of ACP from 2007-2011 and was Chair of ACP’s Board of Governors from 2011-2012. He has served on the Board of Regents for ACP since 2010. Dr. Fleming also received the ACP Evergreen Award for member outreach in 2009 and the Laureate Award for outstanding service to medicine and ACP from the Missouri Chapter of ACP in 2012.

Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Fleming earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He completed his internship, residency, and chief residency training in the Department of Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

Dr. Fleming is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, where he also serves as Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Director of the MU Center for Health Ethics.

From 1999-2001, Dr. Fleming was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University in Washington, DC while completing a two year Health and Human Services Research Fellowship in Primary Care focusing on bioethics. He is currently a member of the Boone County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the Association of Professors of Medicine, the Southern Society of Clinical Investigators, and the Southern Medical Society.

Dr. Fleming has received numerous awards for teaching and service, including the Distinguished Service Award of the MU Alumni Association, the Jane Hickman Teaching Award, the Robert N. McCallum Student Advocacy Award, and Faculty Member of the Year in the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Additionally, he was named Prince Charitable Scholar in End of Life Care at Georgetown University in 2000 and Service Excellence Hero in 2009 from the University Hospital at the University of Missouri. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society.

Dr. Fleming’s publication credits include authoring and co-authoring over 60 peer reviewed journal publications and book chapters. He is also editor and author of the book, “Care of the Dying Patient.” He has also been invited to give numerous regional, national, and international presentations.

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Immediate Past Chair, Board of Regents, 2015-2016 -
Robert M. Centor, MD, MACP

Immediate Past Chair, Board of Regents, 2015-2016- Robert M. Centor, MD, MACPRobert M. Centor, MD, MACP, is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. Dr. Centor served as ACP Chair of the Board of Regents during 2015-2015.

Dr. Centor was named a Master of ACP (MACP) on October 1, 2014, was named a Fellow of ACP (FACP) in 1985, and a member of ACP’s Board of Regents since 2008. He has been a member of ACP since 1978. Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding career accomplishments and notable contributions to medicine. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. He has served on many of ACP’s committees, including the Membership Committee, Finance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and the Health and Public Policy Committee, which he chaired from 2009-2011. He was awarded the Laureate Award for outstanding service to medicine and ACP from the Alabama Chapter of ACP in 2009.

Dr. Centor is currently Professor of Medicine and Regional Dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Huntsville Regional Medical Campus. Previously, he held numerous positions at the Medical College of Virginia, where he earned his medical degree and also completed his residency. He earned his undergraduate degree the University of Virginia.

He is a reviewer for several medical journals and has extensive publication credits to his name. Areas of special interest for Dr. Centor include the diagnosis and treatment of adult pharyngitis, and the clinical diagnostic process.

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President-elect, 2015-2016 -
Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS, FACP

President-elect, 2015-2016- Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS, FACPNitin S. Damle MD, MS, FACP, a member of the Board of Regents, is the President-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. Dr. Damle’s term began at the conclusion of Internal Medicine 2015, ACP’s annual scientific meeting.

He is the founding and managing partner at South County Internal Medicine Inc. in Wakefield Rhode Island since 1988. He is past President of the Rhode Island Medical Society and past President of the Medical Staff of the South County Hospital Health Care System and member of the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Damle is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He lectures on practice management to residents at the Brown teaching hospitals and mentors Brown medical students. He completed his internship and residency training in 1988 at the Brown University Affiliated Teaching Hospitals in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dr. Damle has been a Fellow (FACP) of the ACP since 1992. Prior to his term as a Regent he was the Governor from the Rhode Island Chapter of the ACP. During his term as Governor he was the Vice-chairman of the Education, Quality and Publications Policy Committee. As Governor, he won an ACP Evergreen Award for innovative College Chapter activities.

He has been the Chairman of ACP’s Medical Practice and Quality Committee for the past two years. Dr. Damle is also the Chairman of ACP Services and ACP Services Political Action Committee, which is the advocacy arm of the College.

Dr. Damle has authored several peer reviewed articles, writes medical columns and commentary on health care related issues. His professional areas of expertise are General Internal Medicine, Lyme disease, medical quality and practice management, payment reform and health care policy.

He lives with his family in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

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Chair-elect, Board of Regents, 2015-2016 –
Thomas G. Tape, MD, FACP

Chair-elect, Board of Regents, 2015-2016- Thomas G. Tape, MD, FACPThomas G. Tape, MD, FACP is the Chair-elect of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. Dr. Tape’s term began at the conclusion of ACP’s Internal Medicine Meeting 2015, ACP’s annual scientific meeting.

A resident of Omaha, NE, Dr. Tape is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he serves as Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine. He is also the Medical Director of the Primary Care Clinical Program for Nebraska Medicine.

He is currently serving as a member of the Board of Regents for ACP and previously served as Chair of ACP’s Board of Governors and prior to that, Governor of ACP’s Nebraska Chapter. Governors are elected by local ACP members and serve four-year terms. Dr. Tape is also currently the Chair of the ACP’s Health & Public Policy Committee.

Dr. Tape earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, and attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed an internal medicine residency and fellowship at the University of Rochester. He co-edited “Diagnostic Strategies for Common Medical Problems,” an ACP book. His surveys of ACP physician members have been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Certified in internal medicine, Dr. Tape has been a fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 1991. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. His main areas of professional interest include studying physician judgment and decision making as well as health care policy. Dr. Tape serves on a medical center task force to study health care reform and provide non-partisan information to the Nebraska region.

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Executive Vice President and Chief Executive -
Steven E. Weinberger, MD, FACP

Steven E. Weinberger, MD, FACP Steven Weinberger, MD, FACP, became Executive Vice President and CEO of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in 2010, after having served for 6 years as ACP's Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Publishing. An internist and pulmonologist, Dr. Weinberger is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining ACP, Dr. Weinberger served on the full-time faculty of Harvard and Beth Israel Hospital/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for more than 25 years. He was Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Executive Director of the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research, and Professor of Medicine and Faculty Associate Dean for Medical Education at Harvard. Dr. Weinberger has authored over 125 articles and book chapters as well as a popular textbook, Principles of Pulmonary Medicine, now in its sixth edition and available in several languages.

Dr. Weinberger received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and residency training in internal medicine at the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center, followed by fellowship training in pulmonary medicine at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. He is the recipient of numerous Harvard Medical School teaching awards. In 2001, he received the Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from Alpha Omega Alpha and the Association of American Medical Colleges, and in 2008 he received the Clinical Educator Award from the American Thoracic Society Clinical Problems Assembly.

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