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American College of Physicians Names New Vice President for Medical Education

PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2022 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) has named Miguel A. Paniagua, MD, FACP as its Vice President for Medical Education, effective July 25. ACP made the selection after a national search.

“We look forward to Dr. Paniagua’s perspective as we work to strategically approach medical education to meet the needs of our expanding membership,” said Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP, ACP’s Executive Vice President and CEO.

Dr. Paniagua will be responsible for designing and implementing clinical education initiatives, representing ACP through external collaborations with medical education organizations, and advancing ACP’s medical education services through business and program management.

Dr. Paniagua joins ACP from the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) where he served as Associate Vice President, Assessment Operations & Medical Education. A Fellow of ACP (FACP) since 2009, Dr. Paniagua practices consultative Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is Adjunct Professor of Medicine in the faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to ACP, he is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, The National Academies of Practice, and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Dr. Paniagua received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He also received health professions education certification from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Department of Medical Education. He completed his internal medicine residency and gerontology & geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle. After four years on the faculty at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, he then served as the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine prior to joining the National Board of Medical Examiners. In addition to receiving multiple teaching awards, Dr. Paniagua has served on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Global Forum on Innovations in Health Professions Education.   

Miguel has contributed to multiple works of scholarship in his specialties and medical education research, including co-editing of the fifth and sixth edition of "Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences," and the fifth edition of “Essential Practices” palliative medicine book series.

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