Nominees named for College Officer and Regent positions

The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination candidates for Officer and Regent positions.


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

2017-2018 President-elect

Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP, Salt Lake City

Dr Lopez
Dr. Lopez

Present positions: Associate vice president for health equity and inclusion and professor of medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center; director of cancer health equity and special populations, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah; associate director of collaboration and engagement services, University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Salt Lake City.

ACP activities: Governor-elect, Arizona Chapter, 2008-2009; Governor, Arizona Chapter, 2009-2013; Member, Reference Committee, Board of Governors Fall Meeting, 2009; Pri-Med Governor's Advisory Group, 2010-2013; Credentials Committee, 2010-2011; Vice-chair, Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee, 2011-2013; Chair, Reference Committee, Board of Governors Spring Meeting, 2010; Executive Committee of the Board of Governors, 2011-2012; Evergreen Award Winner, “Developing a Statewide Medical Student Committee,” 2012; Laureate Award, Arizona Chapter, 2013; ACP Foundation Board, 2011-2012; ACP Foundation Programs Committee, 2012-2013; Performance Measurement Committee, 2013-present; Chair, Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee, 2014; ACP Services Board of Directors Nominations Committee, 2013; Member, Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee, 2016-2017; Advisory Board for Patient Partnership in Healthcare, 2016-2017; Board of Regents, 2013-present.

ACP Fellowship: 1999.

Medical school: Sydney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, 1985-1988.

Residency: University of Arizona (internal medicine), Tucson, 1988-1991; Fellow (general internal medicine) and chief medical resident, 1991-1992; Fellow (hematology/oncology), 1992-1995.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1993.

Incumbent Regent nominees

The incumbents, listed in alphabetical order, nominated for a second term of 2 years to expire in 2019, are:

Douglas M. DeLong, MD, FACP, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Dr DeLong
Dr. DeLong

Present positions: Chief, division of general internal medicine, and attending physician, department of medicine, Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, N.Y., and assistant clinical professor of medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, New York City.

ACP activities: Governor-elect, New York-Hudson Valley Chapter, 2011-2012; Governor, New York-Hudson Valley Chapter, 2012-2016; Health & Public Policy Committee, 2012-2013, Vice-chair, Health & Public Policy Committee, 2014-2016; High Value Care Task Force, 2015-present; Governance Committee, 2015-2016; Vice-chair, Financial Policy and Audit Committee, 2015-2016; Chair-elect, Board of Governors, 2015-2016; Chair, Board of Governors, 2016-2017; Board of Regents, 2015-present.

ACP Fellowship: 1994.

Medical school: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1979.

Residency: The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, N.Y., 1979-1982; chief resident, 1982-1983.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1982, recertified, 1998; geriatrics, 1988, recertified, 1998; participating in Maintenance of Certification.

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

Dr Fincher
Dr. Fincher

Present position: Partner, Center for Primary Care–McDuffie Medical; managing partner, McDuffie Medical Associates. Private practice, 100% direct patient care.

ACP activities: Governor-elect, Georgia Chapter, 2010-2011; Governor, Georgia Chapter, 2011-2015; Health & Public Policy Committee, 2010-2014; Medical Informatics Committee, 2014-2015; Governance Committee, 2015-2016; Medical Practice & Quality Committee, 2014-2016; Board Planning Retreat, 2016; Board of Regents, 2015-present.

ACP Fellowship: 1998.

ACP Mastership: 2011.

Medical school: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga., 1985.

Residency: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga., 1985-1988.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1988; participating in Maintenance of Certification.

Heather E. Gantzer, MD, FACP, Minneapolis

Dr Gantzer
Dr. Gantzer

Present position: Physician of general internal medicine, Park Nicollet Clinic and Methodist Hospital, Minneapolis.

ACP activities: Governor-elect, Minnesota Chapter, 2010-2011; Governor, Minnesota Chapter, 2011-2015; Chapters Subcommittee, 2012-2013; Executive Committee of the Board of Governors, 2013-2015; ACP Task Force on DynaMed Plus, 2016-present; Health & Public Policy Committee, 2016-present; Governance Committee, 2015-present; Board of Regents, 2015-present.

ACP Fellowship: 2001.

Medical school: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo., 1981-1985.

Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, 1985-1988; chief resident, 1988-1989.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1988; participating in Maintenance of Certification.

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

Dr Levine
Dr. Levine

Present positions: Professor of medicine, University of Vermont, associate dean for graduate medical education, University of Vermont College of Medicine, and designated institutional official, The University of Vermont Medical Center; associate chair for education, department of medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine.

ACP activities: Governor-elect, Vermont Chapter, 2006-2007; Governor, Vermont Chapter, 2007-2011; Member and Chair, Board of Governors Resolutions Reference Committees 2007-2011; Working Group for Collaboration Between Academic Alliance for Internal Medicine (AAIM) and the American College of Physicians, 2010-2011 Chapters Subcommittee, 2010-2011; Executive Committee of Board of Governors, 2010-2011; Board of Regents, 2015-present; Education & Publication Committee, 2014-2016; Chair, Education and Publication Committee, 2016-present; Member and Chair, ACP Services By-laws Committee, 2015-present; Awards Committee, 2015-present; GME Task Force, 2015-present; Chair, Vermont Chapter Nomination Committee, 2013-present; Treasurer, Vermont Chapter, 2013-2016.

ACP Fellowship: 1992.

Medical school: University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, N.Y., 1979.

Residency: Internal medicine, University of Vermont Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, Vt., 1979-1982; chief resident, 1982-1983; fellow in the faculty development fellowship program in general internal medicine and pediatrics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1988-1990.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1982; participating in Maintenance of Certification.

New Regent nominees—Governor slate (2 to be elected)

Sue S. Bornstein, MD, FACP, Dallas

Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FACP, Urbana, Ill.

Banu E. Symington, MD, MACP, Twin Falls, Idaho

New Regent nominees—non-Governor slate (2 to be elected)

Peter Basch, MD, MACP, Washington, D.C.

Ryan D. Mire, MD, FACP, Nashville, Tenn.

Outgoing Regents

The College thanks Robert M. McLean, MD, FACP, and Wendy S. Levinson, MD, FACP, for their service and dedication. Their service on the Board of Regents will end in April 2017.

2017-2018 Board of Regents Chair-elect and Chair and ACP President

At its November meeting, the Board of Regents will elect its 2017-2018 Chair-elect. Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, FACP, current Chair-elect of the Board of Regents, and Jack Ende, MD, MACP, President-elect, will assume office as Chair of the Board of Regents and President, respectively, at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting held during Internal Medicine Meeting 2017 in San Diego.

2017-2018 Board of Governors Chair and Chair-elect Designee

Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP, will take office as Chair of the Board of Governors in April 2017.

George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, has been elected Chair-elect Designee for the Board of Governors. He will officially take office as Chair-elect in April 2017.