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Meet the New Idaho Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Idaho Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Lesleigh A. Box, MD, MPH, 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. Box will serve as the official representative of the College for the Idaho Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Box will be working closely with Dr. Inouye (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.


Lesleigh A. Box, MD, MPH, FACP

Candidate Statement: The practice of medicine in Idaho is rapidly evolving. As governor of the Idaho Chapter of the American College of Physicians, I would like to increase the involvement of internal medicine physicians in Idaho's changing political, educational, and health environment. My experience in advocacy at the state and national level as well as my continued practice as a hospitalist and primary care provider will facilitate this goal. I look forward to learning more from ACP members across the state and from across the nation. Building relationships and continuing to strive to improve health is why I would like to be governor of Idaho ACP.

Medical School Education: Tufts University School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training: Oregon Health Sciences University

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Hospitalist, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center; Internal Medicine Provider, Saint Alphonsus Medical Group Center for Global Health and Healing

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Chair, Health Policy Committee 2018-2021; Op-Ed, Opposing Medicaid Work Reporting Requirements in Idaho, Idaho Press 2019; Press Conference Speaker, Medicaid Expansion in Idaho, Boise 2019; Participation, Physician Meet and Greet, Boise 2019 

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2018; Presentation, Practical Tips to Help You Care for Refugees and Immigrants 2019

Other Appointments/Activities: Chair, Hospitalist Quality Council, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center 2019-2021; Masters of Public Health, George Washington University 2020; Testified before the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in Boise regarding work requirements and Medicaid expansion 2019; Organized/Completed Fundraiser, Medicaid Expansion in Idaho 2018

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Health policy and advocacy at the state and national level; Climate Change