American College of Physicians announces new Vice President for Governmental Affairs and Public Policy

PHILADELPHIA, August 1, 2022 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) has announced David J. Pugach as its new Vice President for Governmental Affairs and Public Policy.

Pugach will be responsible for the overall management of the Division of Governmental Affairs and Public Policy, in collaboration with the Chief Advocacy Officer. Legislative affairs and regulatory activities will also be part of his responsibilities, as well as ensuring the effectiveness of ACP’s policy development. He will also be providing oversight for staff support for policy committees, councils, and subcommittees, and engaging on behalf of the organization with external policy- and advocacy-related organizations.

“David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this important ACP role as we navigate the evolving landscape of health care,” said Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP, ACP’s Executive Vice President and CEO. “We look forward to his leadership as we continue our advocacy and public policy efforts to support our internal medicine members and the profession.”

He joins ACP from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) where he served as Senior Vice President for Public Policy. Pugach led the implementation of the AOA’s public policy agenda and also its federal and state government affairs activities, including direct lobbying and regulatory comments. He also directed external engagement to advance the organization’s priorities and increase its visibility.

Pugach received his bachelor’s degree in political science from The George Washington University and his juris doctor from the Rutgers University School of Law.


About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 160,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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