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Meet Our New Indiana Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Indiana Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Deshini A. Moonesinghe, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2024. As Governor, Dr. Moonesinghe will serve as the official representative of the College for the Indiana Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Moonesinghe will be working closely with Dr. Sutter (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read her bio below.

Deshini A. Moonesinghe, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP

Medical School Education: Army Medical College

Post-Doctoral Training: MBA

Certification: Internal Medicine; Hospice & Palliative Care

Present Position: Hospitalist, Indiana University Health Physicians; Medical Director, Paradigm Hospice

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Council Member

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2015

Other Appointments/Activities: Physician Executive (Chief Medical Officer), Local Hospital for five years; Chair, Ethics Committee, Local Hospital for five years; Chair, Quality and Safety, Local Hospital for five years; Network-wide Physician Executive Lead, Harm Event Reduction from Sepsis, CLABSI, & CAUTI Initiatives; Network-wide Physician Lead, Initiation and Implementation of Diagnotes (secure messaging and on-call scheduling); Member, Committee for Professionalism and Ethics, Local Medical School; Lecturer, Wellness and Well-being, Local Medical School; FAAHPM

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Quality care of the whole patient, considering overall quality of life and what matters most. Doing for and not to, so they can live fully; Wellness & well-being, emotional awareness, and stress management, so we can live fully; Professional fulfilment, balancing advancement, political climate, and pressures both internal and external.