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American College of Physicians names new EVP & CEO

Dr. Darilyn V. Moyer will be the first female EVP & CEO in the 101 year history of the American College of Physicians

Dr. Darilyn V. Moyer will be the first female EVP & CEO in the 101 year history of the American College of PhysiciansPhiladelphia, May 12, 2016 – The American College of Physicians (ACP) has appointed Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, to be the organization’s next Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. The Lafayette Hill, PA, resident will assume the position of EVP and CEO of the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States on September 6, 2016. The selection was made after a national search and based on the recommendation from a search committee appointed by ACP’s Board of Regents.

Currently, Dr. Moyer is Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Her practice areas include primary care, HIV, and infectious diseases. She received the Temple University School of Medicine Women in Medicine Mentoring Award in 2012.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as ACP’s EVP and CEO for the past six years,” said current CEO and EVP Steven E. Weinberger, MD, MACP, FRCP, who several months ago announced his intention to retire in September 2016. “Dr. Darilyn Moyer is an excellent choice to lead ACP’s continuing pursuit to improve the health of our patients and their families.”

As EVP and CEO, Dr. Moyer is the senior staff officer of ACP and has the authority and responsibility to implement all College policies and activities. Dr. Weinberger will assume the position of Associate Executive Vice President for one year and will assist with the organization’s leadership transition.

“I look forward to helping ACP continue its mission of helping physicians provide the best possible care to their patients,” said Dr. Moyer. “Whether it is issuing evidence-based clinical recommendations or helping physicians understand new payment systems, ACP plays a critical role in our nation’s health care by fostering excellence in the practice of medicine.”

Dr. Moyer had been elected to serve as ACP’s President for one year with her term scheduled to begin on April 1, 2017. ACP will hold a special election for the position of President-elect within the next few weeks.

Board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Moyer has been a Fellow of ACP (FACP) since 1995. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. She has served on ACP’s Board of Regents, which manages the business and affairs of ACP and is the main policy-making body of the College, chaired ACP’s Board of Governors, and served as Governor of ACP’s Pennsylvania Southeastern Chapter. Governors are elected by local ACP members and serve four-year terms. Working with a local council, they supervise ACP chapter activities, appoint members to local committees, and preside at regional meetings. They also represent members by serving on the ACP Board of Governors.

Dr. Moyer’s research and scholarly activity interests and presentations have been in the areas of medical education, high value care, patient safety, professionalism and digital media, and HIV/infectious diseases. She is the Co-Faculty Advisor for the Temple University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Interest Group and for the Temple University School of Medicine Student Educating About Healthcare Policy Group.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior, Biology and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital and served as a Chief Resident/Clinical Instructor of Medicine. She went on to complete an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA.

About the American College of Physicians
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