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ACP Elections

Nominees named for College officers, Regent positions

From the November 1997 ACP Observer, copyright © 1997 by the American College of Physicians.

The Nominations Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination the following candidates:

1998-99 President-elect

Whitney W. Addington, FACP, Chicago, Ill.
Medical school: Northwestern University, 1961.
Residency: Northwestern University, 1961-65.
Fellowship: Boston University, pulmonary medicine, 1967-69.
Certification: 1968 and 1975 (internal medicine); 1969 (pulmonary medicine).

Present positions: Professor and director, Primary Care Institute, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Ill. President, Chicago Board of Health.

Current patient care activities: 20%

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 50%; research, 15%; teaching, 15%.

Previous positions: President, Northwestern Health Care Corporation. Professor and head, pulmonary section, University of Chicago. Chairman, pulmonary division, Cook County Hospital.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1972. Governor, 1984-88. Scientific program committee, 1984-89. Clinical privileges committee, 1986-88. Health care financing committee, 1990-91. Clinical practice committee, 1991-92. Health and public policy committee, 1992-present; chairman 1995-present. ACP Governor's (Illinois) advisory committee, 1989-present. Director, Chicago MKSAP review courses, 1984-92.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Medical advisory committee, Horizon Hospice. Vice president, board of directors, Lyric Opera of Chicago. Chairman, Chicago Board of Health Committees on Research and Tuberculosis.

Strengths, based on training and experience:access/reform, budget/finance, government relations, health and public policy, national health reform.

Incumbent Regent nominees

The following incumbent Regents, who are listed in alphabetical order, are nominated for a second term of three years, to expire in 2001:

Faroque A. Khan, MACP, East Meadow, N.Y.
Medical school: Srinagar, Kashmir, 1964.
Residency: Queens Hospital Center, N.Y., 1967-70.
Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, pulmonology, 1970-71.
Certification: 1972 (internal medicine); 1972 (pulmonology); 1987 (critical care).

Present positions: Chairman, department of medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, N.Y. Professor of medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Current patient care activities: 15%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 60%; research, 10%; teaching, 15%.

Previous position: Chief, pulmonary medicine, Queens Hospital Center, N.Y., 1977-86.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1978. Mastership, 1993. Regent, 1995-present. Chair, New York ACP-IMG subcommittee, 1992-1996. Coordinator of physicians forum for international medical graduates at 1993 Annual Session. Program director, international meeting, Amman, Jordan, 1997.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP:Spokesperson, Islamic Center of Long Island, 1991-present. Program director for annual convention of the Islamic Medical Association, 1993. Muslim-Jewish dialogue at the annual convention of American Reform Jews, 1994.

Strengths, based on training and experience: graduate medical education, hospital management, interfaith dialogue.

Lloyd W. Kitchens Jr., FACP, Dallas, Texas.
Medical school: University of Mississippi School of Medicine, 1971.
Residency: Baylor University Medical Center, Texas, 1971-74.
Fellowship: Baylor University Medical Center, medical oncology and hematology, 1974-76.
Certification: 1974 (internal medicine); 1977 (medical oncology); 1987 (advanced achievement in internal medicine).

Present positions: Medical director emeritus, Texas Oncology, PA. Clinical professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Attending physician, Baylor University Medical Center.

Current patient care activities: 10%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: Clinical teaching (voluntary), ACP activities, writing and lecturing, 90%.

Previous positions: Full-time practice of medical oncology and hematology, 1976-94.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1978. Liaison to American Cancer Society Committee on alternative methods of cancer treatment, 1989-present. Chair, ethics/human rights committee, 1994-present. End-of-life panel, 1997-present. Governor-elect/Governor, Northern Texas, 1989-1993. ACP Healthscope film Coping with Cancer. Regent, 1995-present.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Texas Medical Association, secretary, internal medicine section, 1986. AMA physician recognition award, 1990. National Institutional Review Board, Physicians Reliance Network, 1993-present. Editorial board, Western Journal of Medicine and Proceedings of Baylor University Medical Center. Founding member, ethics committee, Baylor University Medical Center.

Strengths, based on training and experience: medical ethics, medicine and the arts, access to health care, primary care by the subspecialist, alternative medicine.

Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey, FACP, Philadelphia, Pa.
Medical school:Harvard Medical School, 1979.
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1979-82.
Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, 1984-86.
Certification: 1982 (internal medicine); 1988 (geriatrics).

Present position: Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems—joint appointment—University of Pennsylvania Medical School/Wharton School of Business. Director, Institute on Aging. Chief, geriatric medicine

Current patient care activities: 20%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 60%; research, 10%; teaching, 10%.

Previous positions:Chief, section of general internal medicine, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1991-92. Deputy administrator of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and White House health care policy advisor, 1992-94.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1992. Credentialing committee, 1992. Annual Session faculty member, 1993, 1994. Health and public policy committee, 1995-present. Awards committee, 1995, 1997.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Board member, Hospital Research and Educational Trust, 1994-96. Member, President's Commission on Consumer Rights and Quality in the Health Care Industry, May 1997-present. Editorial board, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 1994-present.

Strengths, based on training and experience: health policy related to improving the quality of medical care and health services for vulnerable populations, particularly African Americans and the elderly.

Rowen K. Zetterman, FACP, Omaha, Neb.
Medical school: University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), 1969.
Residency: UNMC, 1969-71.
Fellowship: UNMC, gastroenterology, 1971-72; New Jersey Medical Center, Newark, hepatology, 1972-74.
Certification : 1972 (internal medicine); 1975 (gastroenterology).

Present positions: Professor, internal medicine, UNMC, 1986-present. Faculty at UNMC, 1976-present. Interim chair, radiation oncology, 1996-present. Director, clinical operations, department of internal medicine, 1995-present. Chief of staff, University Hospital, 1997-present.

Current patient care activities: 50%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 30%; research, 10%; teaching, 10%.

Previous positions: Chief, gastroenterology-liver service, Omaha Department of Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1976-83. Section chief, digestive disease and nutrition, UNMC, 1984-91.

ACP activities: Board of Governors, 1992-96. Governor, Nebraska Chapter, 1992-96. Vice chair, finance committee, 1995-96. Publications committee, 1997-present. Chair, Board of Governors, 1996-97.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: American College of Gastroenterology, editor, American Journal of Gastroenterology, 1991-present. International Association for the Study of the Liver, clinical trials committee. Jackson Hole Group, senior health policy analyst, 1994. Public policy committee, Federated Societies of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 1995-present.

Strengths, based on training and experience: health care access, national health reform, publications, continuing education, graduate medical education

Regent nominees

There will be four vacancies in 1998, as a result of the following four individuals' leaving their position: Robert B. Copeland, MACP, who will assume office as Chair of the Board of Regents; Daniel Duffy, FACP; John Eisenberg, MACP; and Whitney W. Addington, FACP, who has been nominated as President-elect. The Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Governors, Rowen K. Zetterman, FACP, will fill one of these vacancies as an incumbent Regent, leaving three openings for new Regents. The following slate provides six candidates; three will be elected. One will come from the Governor pool (current and former Governors), and two will come from the non-Governor pool:

Governor pool (One to be elected)

Robert B. Gibbons, FACP, Denver, Colo.
Medical school: University of Utah School of Medicine, 1963.
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1964-67.
Fellowship: University of Washington and Virginia Mason, rheumatology, 1972-73.
Certification: 1969 and 1977 (internal medicine); 1974 (rheumatology).

Present positions: Program director, internal medicine residency and vice chairman, department of medicine, Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colo. Clinical professor of medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Current patient care activities: 30%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching:administration, 25%; research, 10%; teaching, 35%.

Previous positions: Chief, department of medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center. Associate clinical professor of medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1971. Governor, Colorado Chapter, 1993-97. Chairman, chapters subcommittee, 1994-97. Vice chairman, membership policy committee, 1995-97. Member, Board of Governors executive committee, 1996-97.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: President, Rocky Mountain Rheumatism Society, 1992-93.

Strengths, based on training and experience: graduate medical education, student recruitment to internal medicine and ACP, continuing medical education for practitioners.

Leonard Wartofsky, MACP, MPH, Washington, D.C.
Medical school: George Washington University, 1964.
Residency: Ward Medical Service, Barnes Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1964-66; Einstein/Bronx Municipal Medical Center, New York, 1966-67.
Fellowship: Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Harvard Medical Service, endocrinology and metabolism, 1967-69.
Certification: 1971 (internal medicine); 1972 (endocrinology and metabolism).

Present positions: Chairman, department of medicine and program director, internal medical residency, Washington Hospital Center.

Current patient care activities: 20%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 35%; research, 15%; teaching, 30%.

Previous position: Department chair and program director, department of medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1991-93.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1975. Mastership, 1991. Governor, U.S. Army Region, 1982-87. Organizer of first U.S. Army regional meeting, 1983, and program coordinator, 1983-87. Governor's advisory council, health and public policy committee, 1995-present. National meeting associates' abstracts review committee and judge, 1994-present. Endocrinology committee, MKSAP-11, 1995-97.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Program chair for postgraduate assembly, Endocrine Society, 1997. Executive council, American Thyroid Association, 1984-87, 1993-96. President, American Thyroid Association, 1994-95.

Strengths, based on training and experience: graduate medical education, continuing medical education, managed care, access/reform, research data analysis.

Non-Governor Pool (Two to be elected)

Charles K. Francis, FACP, New York, N.Y.
Medical school: Jefferson Medical College, 1965.
Residency: Boston City Hospital, 1969-70; Massachusetts General Hospital, 1972-73.
Fellowship: Boston City Hospital, cardiology, 1970-71; Massachusetts General Hospital, cardiology, 1971-1972.
Certification: 1973 (internal medicine); 1977 (cardiology).

Present positions: Professor of clinical medicine, Columbia University. Director, department of medicine, Harlem Hospital Center.

Current patient care activities: 20%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 40%; research, 20%; teaching, 20%.

Previous position: In current position for 10 years.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1996. Councilor, New York Downstate Region I Chapter, 1997.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Institute of Medicine, 1990-present. Board of directors, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1992-97. Chair, council on clinical cardiology, American Heart Association, 1997-present. Board of governors, Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, 1997-present. Chair, board of directors, Association of Black Cardiologists, 1995-present.

Strengths, based on training and experience: graduate medical education, health and public policy, national health reform, research and grant development.

Eric B. Larson, FACP, MPH, Seattle, Wash.
Medical school: Harvard Medical School, 1973.
Residency: Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, 1973-75; chief resident, University Hospital, Seattle, Wash., 1977-78.
Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, University of Washington School of Public Health, 1975-77.
Certification: 1977 (internal medicine).

Present positions: Medical director, University of Washington Medical Center. Associate dean for clinical affairs and professor, department of medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.

Current patient care activities: 15%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 65%; research, 15%; teaching, 5%.

Previous position: In current position for almost 10 years.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1984. Editorial board, Annals of Internal Medicine, 1992-95. Editorial board, ACP Journal Club, 1990-present. Chair, SREPCIM Research Development Committee, 1984-87. Developed CEAP guidelines on MRI and allergy testing, 1987-91.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: President and council member, Society of General Internal Medicine, 1994-95 and 1993-96. Federated Council of Internal Medicine, 1994-96. Chairman, U.S. Advisory Panel on Alzheimer's Disease, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Technology Assessment Advisory Panel, 1993-96. Editorial board, American Geriatric Society, 1988-91. Associate editor, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 1989-94.

Strengths, based on training and experience: management, physician payment, budget/finance, data analysis, managed care, public relations, publications, research, geriatrics.

Dennis R. Schaberg, FACP, Memphis, Tenn.
Medical school: University of Missouri, 1972.
Residency: University of Washington, 1972-74; Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Ga., 1975-77; chief resident, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Wash., 1977-78.
Fellowship: University of Washington, infectious diseases, 1978-79.
Certification: 1977 (internal medicine).

Present positions: Professor and chairman, department of internal medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine.

Current patient care activities: 15%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 60%; research, 5%; teaching, 20%.

Previous position: Professor and associate chairman for graduate medical education, University of Michigan.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1988. Chairman, Michigan ACP annual program, 1992. ACP nominating committee, 1994-95. Michigan ACP Associates committee and council member, 1985-93 and 1986-90. Program chairman, Michigan ACP Associates, 1988.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Committee on managed care and capitation, Association of Professors of Medicine, 1995-present. Councilor, Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America, 1985-1988. Chairman, division L, American Society of Microbiology, 1986. Board of directors, Memphis Managed Care Corporation, 1994-present. National Institutes of Health consensus panel on Helicobacter pylori, 1994.

Strengths, based on training and experience: graduate medical education, access/reform, managed care, national health reform, continuing education.

Peter Tugwell, FACP, MSc, Ottawa, Ont.
Medical school: Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London University, 1969.
Residency: Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London, England, 1969-71; Bello University Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria, 1971-74.
Fellowship: McMaster University, rheumatology, 1975-77.
Certification: 1976 (MD); 1976 (FRCPC).

Present positions: Chairman, department of medicine, University of Ottawa.

Current patient care activities: 15%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 50%; research, 25%; teaching, 10%.

Previous position: Chairman, department of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, McMaster University.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1984. Publications committee, 1997-present. Scientific subcommittee, 1986-89. Editorial board, Annals of Internal Medicine, 1985-89.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Director, McMaster Centre for Research and Training. International Clinical Epidemiology Network, 1980-91. Chair, Canadian Royal College of Physicians Committee on changing residency to meet societal needs, 1994-96. U.S. National Science Panel on the relationship between breast implants and systemic disease, 1996-present.

Strengths, based on training and experience:evidence-based medicine, health policy, undergraduate and postgraduate education innovation to develop competencies that meet societal needs, U.S.-Canada developing countries collaboration.


How the election works

The election of College officers and Regents will take place by written mail ballot in January 1998. The voting body consists of 29 members of the Board of Regents and 75 members of the Board of Governors, all but four of who are elected by popular vote in their respective jurisdictions. Officers and Regents will take office at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Annual Session on Saturday, April 4, 1998 in San Diego.

College officers and eligible second-term Regents will be voted by "yes" or "no" vote. In the event that an officer candidate does not receive a majority vote, the Nominations Committee will submit another candidate, and a second ballot will be mailed. In the event that a second-term Regent candidate is not re-elected, a "new" Regent position will be opened and the next new Regent candidate with the greatest number of votes in the appropriate candidate pool will serve.

Regent candidates may be added to the slate by petition. This requires the submission of biographical information, completed by the candidate, with a statement (maximum 100 words) indicating his or her qualifications for service. This must be accompanied by at least 50 signatures of Masters, Fellows and Members, and must be received by the Executive Vice President no later than Jan. 2, 1998.

Members are encouraged to review candidate qualifications and share their views with their Governors before Jan. 2. To obtain a biographical sketch and candidate information sheet, or for further information, contact the Administrative Coordinator at (800) 523-1546, ext. 2814.


1998-99 Board officers

At their October meeting, the Board of Regents elected David J. Gullen, FACP, 1998-99 Chair-elect of the Board of Regents. Dr. Gullen will assume the Chair at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting in 1999. Dr. Gullen is in private practice in Phoenix, Ariz.; he has been in full-time private practice since 1979. His extensive service to ACP has included seats on the managed care advisory group, clinical skills subcommittee, health and public policy committee, education committee and clinical practice subcommittee. He is a former governor and has been a Regent since 1994.

Robert B. Copeland, MACP, 1997-98 Chair-elect of the Board of Regents, will assume office at the conclusion of the 1998 Annual Business Meeting in San Diego. Dr. Copeland is in private practice in LaGrange, Ga. He is also president of the Georgia Heart Clinic, clinical professor of medicine in cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and clinical professor of medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. His extensive service to ACP has included seats on the membership enhancement subcommittee, publications policy committee, task force on physician workforce supply, search committee for the executive vice president, and the Governor's subcommittee on Nominations. He is a former governor and has also served as a Regent from 1993-98.


Candidates for BOG Chair-elect

Two candidates are seeking election as Chair-elect of the Board of Governors (BOG).

The BOG will vote on the candidates by mail-in ballot. The winning candidate will serve as Chair-elect in 1998-99 and as Chair of the Board in 1999-2000.

The following two profiles are listed in alphabetical order.

John B. Bass Jr., FACP, Mobile, Ala. Dr. Bass earned his medical degree from Tulane University in 1969. He performed his residency from 1969-72 and was chief resident from 1972-73 at the University of Alabama Hospital and Clinic, where he also held a fellowship in pulmonary medicine from 1972-74.

Dr. Bass is vice chairman of the department of medicine, director of the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine and professor of medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He also directs the clerkship in medicine for junior medical students there. Dr. Bass was elected to ACP fellowship in 1982 and has been Governor for the Alabama Chapter since 1995. He is also vice chairman of the education committee and a member of the MKSAP II subcommittee for pulmonary and critical care. From 1995-96, he served on the executive committee of the board of governors and the postgraduate and chapter education subcommittee.

Munsey S. Wheby, FACP, Charlottesville, Va. Dr. Wheby graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1955. He performed his residency at Cornell Medical Center from 1955-57. From 1957-58, he held a fellowship in hematology at the University of Virginia Hospital, where from 1958-59, he was also chief resident in medicine.

Dr. Wheby is senior associate dean and associate dean for graduate medical education, as well as professor of medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He was elected to ACP Fellowship in 1968 and has been Governor for the Virginia Chapter since 1995. In 1997, he also assumed chairmanship for the chapters subcommittee and became a member of the membership committee. From 1985-91, he was a member of the scientific program subcommittee.

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