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Meet the New Kansas Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Kansa Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Rebecca W. Opole, MD, 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. Opole will serve as the official representative of the College for the Kansas Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Opole will be working closely with Dr. Stoltzfus (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.


Rebecca W. Opole, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: The University Of Nairobi School Of Health Sciences

Post-Doctoral Training: The University Of Kansas Medical Center

Certification: ABIM

Present Position: Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center; Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, University of Kansas School of Medicine; Director, Murphy Medical Alumni Society, University of Kansas School of Medicine

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Poster Judge, Local Meeting 2017-2019

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2013; KS Delegation, Leadership Day, Washington DC 2019; Abstract Reviewer, Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 & 2019

Other Appointments/Activities: US Department of State, US Army, Kansas City People to People (Faculty Mentor for the International Military Students Program) 2010-2018; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Kansas University Medical Center 2020-2021 (found ways to retain and attract under-represented groups at the Medical Center); President-elect, Women in Medicine and Sciences (WIMS) 2019-2020; President, WIMS, The University of Kansas School of Medicine 2020-2021

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Chronic Care Management; Preventive Care; Professional Development of Medical Students; Maintaining ethical standards in patient care despite competing priorities in Health Care today