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Steven E. Weinberger, MD, Named EVP & CEO of American College of Physicians

Steven E. Weinberger, MD, Named EVP & CEO of American College of PhysiciansPHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2010 -- Steven E. Weinberger, MD, FACP has been appointed executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American College of Physicians (ACP). He will assume the position of EVP and CEO of the medical association on July 19, 2010. The selection was made after a national search and based on recommendations from a search committee appointed by the ACP Board of Regents.

ACP is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 129,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults.

As EVP and CEO, Weinberger will be responsible for administration of the organization's activities in medical education and publishing, membership services, business development, and public policy. Weinberger will succeed John Tooker, MD, MBA, MACP, who announced his intention to step down as EVP and CEO in October 2009. Tooker will assume the position of Associate Executive Vice President for one year and will assist with the organization's leadership transition.

A seasoned administrator and board-certified internist and pulmonologist, Weinberger has served as ACP's Deputy Executive Vice President since 2009 and as Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Publishing since 2004. Prior to ACP, Weinberger served as faculty associate dean for medical education and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also served as executive vice chair of the department of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and executive director of the Carl J. Shapiro Institution for Education and Research, an organization affiliated with both Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

He is the recipient of numerous Harvard Medical School teaching awards. In 2001, he received the Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from Alpha Omega Alpha and the Association of American Medical Colleges, and in 2008 he received the Clinical Educator Award from the American Thoracic Society Clinical Problems Assembly.

Weinberger has written numerous original and review articles as well as multiple chapters for the leading textbooks of internal medicine, including Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine and Cecil's Textbook of Medicine. He served on the editorial board of The New England Journal of Medicine from 1992 to 2000, and, prior to joining ACP, was Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine editor-in-chief for UpToDate.

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Weinberger completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center, followed by fellowship training in pulmonary medicine at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

Founded in 1915 to promote the science and practice of medicine, ACP works to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine. ACP also publishes Annals of Internal Medicine, one of the five most widely-cited peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. Follow ACP on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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