PHILADELPHIA Jan. 10, 2024 – The American College of Physicians (ACP) has named Bergitta E. Cotroneo, FACMPE, as the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). She will assume the position effective March 4, 2024, replacing Wayne H. Bylsma, PhD, who will be retiring as COO after 26 years at the organization. ACP is the largest medical specialty organization in the U.S. with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 161,000 internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists, and medical students.
As COO, Cotroneo will oversee major operational areas within the College and implementation of strategic priorities. Her role will involve working with ACP’s CEO to oversee the activities of ACP’s senior leadership team and staff and support the work of ACP boards, committees, councils and task forces.
“Bergitta is an accomplished and well-respected leader,” said Darilyn Moyer, MD, MACP, ACP’s Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to having her help lead our efforts to move ACP forward successfully as we navigate the ever-changing health care landscape and align our operations and priorities to meet the needs of our internal medicine member and the patients that they serve.”
Cotroneo has served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Executive Vice President at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), a northern Virginia-based consortium of five medical professional associations and three affiliates representing over 13,000 academic internal medicine faculty and administrators at academic medical centers and community-based teaching hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Prior to joining AAIM, Cotroneo served as COO at the National Patient Safety Foundation in Massachusetts. Previous leadership roles also include serving as Director of Ambulatory Practice Management and Director of Medical Staff Affairs at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Executive Director of the Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, and Assistant Executive Director of Education, Meetings and Research at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in suburban Chicago.
Cotroneo also currently serves on several advisory boards and leadership councils including the Flexible Medical Systems Advisory Board, Carol Emmott Foundation Leadership Council, and the VHC Foundation Womens Health Circle Advisory Board. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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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 161,000 internal medicine physicians, 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 X, Facebook and Instagram.
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