Nominees named for College Officer and Regent positions

The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians placed in nomination candidates for officers and Regents.


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

2015-2016 President-elect

Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS, FACP, Wakefield, R.I.

Dr Damle
Dr. Damle

Medical school: Wayne State University, Detroit, 1985.

Residency: Brown University Affiliated Hospitals, Providence, R.I.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1988, meeting Maintenance of Certification requirements.

ACP Fellowship: April 1993.

Present positions: Senior/managing partner and internist at South County Internal Medicine Inc., and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Current patient care activities: General internal medicine, 80%; administration, 10%; research and teaching, 10%.

ACP activities: ACP Services Board, 2012-2015 (Chair, 2014-2015; Treasurer, Board of Directors, 2012-2013); Board of Regents, 2011-2015; Medical Practice and Quality Committee, 2013-present (Chair); Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee, 2011-present; Joy of Medicine Summit Panelist, 2014; ACP Book Club Founder, 2014; Governance Evaluation Task Force, 2013; Board of Trustees, ACP Foundation, 2011-2012; Resolutions Review Committee, 2010-2011 (Chair); Education and Publication Committee, 2009-2011 (Vice Chair); Governor, Rhode Island Chapter, 2007-2011; Search Committee for Senior Vice President of Medical Education and Publishing, 2010; Resolutions Task Force, June 2009; Publications Committee, 2008-2009 (Vice Chair); ACP Chapter Excellence Award, 2007-2009; Executive Council, 2005-2007.

Incumbent Regent Nominees

The incumbents, listed in alphabetical order, nominated for a second term of 2 years to expire in 2017, are:

Jack Ende, MD, MACP, Philadelphia

Dr Ende
Dr. Ende

Medical school: Medical College of Virginia, 1973.

Residency: University of Chicago, 1973-1976 (chief resident, 1977-1978).

Certification: Internal medicine, 1976.

ACP Fellowship: 1990.

ACP Mastership: 2009.

Present positions: Schaeffer Professor of Medicine, The Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, and executive medical director, Penn Signature Services, University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Current patient care activities: Outpatient general internal medicine practice, 30%; inpatient hospital practice (teaching attending), 15%.

Current activities in administration, research, and teaching: Administration, 35%; teaching, 20%.

ACP activities: ACP-India Scientific Program Planning Committee, 2014; Board of Regents, 2013; Education and Publications Committee, 2013; Awards Committee, 2013; Strategic Planning Committee, 2013; MKSAP XII-XVI associate editor, 1997-present; ACP Scientific Program Planning Committee, 2007 (Chair); faculty for ACP SEP-Based Learning Sessions, 2007; ACP Education Committee, 2007-2009; ACP Search Committee for editor of Annals of Internal Medicine, 2008 (Vice Chair); speaker, “Update in General Internal Medicine,” Internal Medicine 2008-2010; ACP Publications Committee, 2009-2011; editor, “Teaching Medicine,” a 6-book series on medical education and teaching published by ACP Press, 2011.

Ana Maria López, MD, MPH, FACP, Tucson, Ariz.

Dr Lopez
Dr. López

Medical school: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 1988.

Residency: University of Arizona, 1991 (chief resident, 1992).

Fellowship: University of Arizona (general medicine, medical oncology, NIH cancer prevention and etiology).

Certification: Internal medicine, 1993.

ACP Fellowship: 1999.

Present positions: Professor of medicine and pathology; medical director, Arizona Telemedicine Program, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Ariz.

Current patient care activities: Medical oncology/women's cancer, 25%.

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

ACP activities: Laureate Award, Arizona Chapter, 2013; ACP Foundation Programs Committee, 2012; Women Physicians, Young Physicians, Volunteerism Networking Mentor, Internal Medicine 2011-2012; ACP Arizona Chapter John Tooker Evergreen Award Winner, 2012; Chapter Development Fund: The 3 Rs: Retirement, Contribution and Reengagement, 2012; Chapter Development Fund: Fellows in Training Committee: Education by Simulation, 2011; Executive Committee of the Board of Governors (elected by Board of Governors, Class of 2013, 2011-2012); ACP Foundation Board, 2011; ACPNet Steering Committee, 2011-present; Chapter Development Fund: Young Physicians Committee: Adelante! Education Series, 2010; Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee, 2010 (Vice Chair); ACP Top Ten Key Contacts of the Year, 2010; Pri-Med Governor's Advisory Group, 2010-present; Credentials Technical Advisory Committee, 2010-2011; ACP Arizona Chapter John Tooker Evergreen Award, Honorable Mention, 2010; Reference Committee, Board of Governors spring meeting, 2010 (Chair); Reference Committee, Board of Governors fall meeting, 2009; Chapter Development Fund: Advocacy Committee: Dr.'s Day (State Legislative Day), 2009; Governor, Arizona Chapter, 2009-2012; Governor-elect, Arizona Chapter, 2008-2009.

Robert M. McLean, MD, FACP, New Haven, Conn.

Dr McLean
Dr. McLean

Medical school: University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1988.

Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1988-1991 (chief resident, Yale Primary Care Residency Program, 1991-1992).

Fellowship: Yale School of Medicine (rheumatology), 1992-1994.

Present positions: Private practice, Northeast Medical Group with the Yale-New Haven Health System; associate clinical professor, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1992 (recertified 2002, 2012); rheumatology, 1994 (recertified 2004).

ACP Fellowship: 1998.

Current patient care activities: General internal medicine, 40%; rheumatology, 60%.

Current activities in administration, research, and teaching: Administration, 5%; teaching, 5%; research, 0%.

ACP activities: Clinical Guidelines Committee, 2014-present; Medical Practice and Quality Committee, 2013-present; High Value Care Task Force, 2013-present; International Council, 2013-2014; Board of Regents, 2013-present; Governor, Connecticut Chapter, 2009-2013; Board of Governors Executive Committee, 2009-2010; Chapter-ACP Relations Board of Governors Working Group, 2009; EVP/CEO Search Committee, 2010; Health and Public Policy Committee, 2003-2012 (at-large member, 2003-2008; BOG member, 2009-2013; Vice Chair, 2010-2012); Membership Committee, 2011-2013; Leadership Day Attendee, 2007-2013; Key Contact of the Year, 2007; ACP Services PAC Board of Directors, 2010-2013 (secretary, 2011-2013); Young Physician Mentor, Internal Medicine 2009-2012; ACP Presentation to American College of Rheumatology Board of Directors, “ACP and ACR Opportunities for Collaboration,” May 2012.

New Regent nominees, Governor slate (1 to be elected)

Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP, Thomson, Ga.

Heather E. Gantzer, MD, FACP, Minneapolis, Minn.

New Regent Nominees, non-Governor slate (1 to be elected)

Mark A. Levine, MD, FACP, Shelburne, Vt.

Steven J. Walerstein, MD, MACP, Dix Mills, Vt.

The College would like to thank Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD, MACP, a Regent whose term will expire, for his service and dedication.

2015-2016 Board of Regents Chair, Chair-Elect, and President

At its November meeting, the Board of Regents will elect the 2015-2016 Chair-elect of the Board of Regents.

Tanveer P. Mir, MD, MACP, Chair-elect of the Board of Regents, and Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, President-elect, will assume office as Chair of the Board of Regents and President, respectively, at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 in Boston.

Executive Committee, Board of Governors Update

Andrew Dunn, MD, FACP, will take office as Chair of the Board of Governors in May 2015.

Douglas M. DeLong, MD, FACP, has been elected Chair-elect Designee for the Board of Governors. He will officially take office as Chair-elect in May 2015.