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Biographical Sketches

Nayan K. Kothari

Date/Place of Birth: August 4, 1938 India

Education: Mysore University, India MBBS 1961

Post Doctoral Training: St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, Residency in Int. Med. 1963-66, University of Edinburgh, Internal Medicine 1966-67, Royal Bath Hospital, Harrogate, UK Rheumatology 1967-68

Certification: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Geriatrics

Present Position: Chairman, Department of Medicine, Saint Peter's University Hospital 1996-Present, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 1996-Present, Chief, Division of Education, Department of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 2001-Present, Director Continuing Medical Education, Saint Peter's University Hospital 1992-Present

ACP Activities: FACP 1996, Member, Clinical Skills Subcommittee 1998-Present, Member, Executive Council 1993-Present, Liaison International Medical Graduates Affairs 1993-96, Chapter Education Liaison (ACEL) 1994-96, Chair, Scientific Program Committee 2001-02, Laureate Award 2001

Hospital/Community Service: Staff Physician, Saint Peter's University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Other Appointments: Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Fellow, American College of Rheumatology

Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise: Medical Education, Professionalism in Medicine

Vision Statement

I have enjoyed being part of the ACP-ASIM as a member, and also as a council member of the New Jersey Chapter. I share the organization's philosophy of putting the interest of patients first. I believe that education is the key to solving most problems. If elected, I shall make every effort to enlarge our membership, be proactive for excellence in patient care, speak out to reduce the hassle factor in medicine, and further solidify the Medical Students and Associates programs within the organization. I believe that the future of our organization depends upon its younger members.

Sara L. Wallach

Date/Place of Birth: October 11, 1954, Lake City, Utah; EDUCATION: Bryn Mawr College A.B. 1976

Post Doctoral Training: State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, M.D. 1980

Certification: Internal Medicine 1980, Advance Qualifications in Geriatrics 1988, 1997

Present Position: Vice Chairman and Program Director of Internal Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center 1996 to present

ACP-ASIM Activities: FACP 1995, National Abstract Judge 2001, Governor's Council ACEL 1996-present, Regional Scientific Committee Member 1996-present, Regional Abstract Competition Committee 1998-present, Chairman of Abstract Competition Committee 2000-present, Leadership Day Participant 1998, '99, '00, Invited Speaker ACP-ASIM of Internal Medicine, R&R Day, "Stress and Heart Disease", July, 2002

Community Service: Invited Speaker Oceanport, NJ Women's Health Forum - "Women and Coronary Artery Disease", June 2001, Invited Speaker Monmouth Medical Center Community Outreach Program "Lyme Disease - What You Need to Know:, March, 1999

Other Appointments: Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine, 1997, Accreditation Committee Member - Association of Program Director of Int. of Med. 2001-present, Project Leader General Medicine Faculty Development Project, 1999

Professional Interest: Health Maintenance, Thromboembolism, Faculty Development

Vision Statement

The next Governor will encounter issues including malpractice reform, patient safety, falling medicare reimbursements, professionalism, and a dwindling interest among medical students in internal medicine as a career. I've developed insight into these issues and acquired the skills to work with agencies and individuals to bring about constructive change. I've worked extensively for our chapter and possess an excellent knowledge of the workings of the regional meeting and the ability to mentor others. I've served as national abstract judge and look forward to contributing to national meetings. As Governor, I'll open a dialogue with the State's regulatory agencies and other professional groups on patient safety issues. I'll spearhead a campaign for medical students promoting internal medicine as a career. I'll listen to the internists of New Jersey, build consensus, and use that consensus to articulate our needs clearly and persuasively to the national body and our state legislature and agencies.