Officers and Regents election results announced

The election of Officers and Regents has been completed. Terms become effective at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 in Washington, D.C.


The election of Officers and Regents has been completed. Terms become effective at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 in Washington, D.C. If you have any questions regarding the election, please contact Florence Moore.

2016-2017 Chair-elect, Board of Regents

Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, FACP, Springfield, Ill.

Dr Hingle
Dr. Hingle

Medical school: Rush Medical College of Rush University, Chicago, 1993.

Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1993-1996; chief resident, 1996-1997.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1996, 2006.

ACP Fellowship: 2001.

Present positions: Professor of clinical medicine; vice-chair of education, department of internal medicine; director of faculty development, clerkship director, associate residency program director, department of internal medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Current activities in patient care: General internal medicine ambulatory practice.

ACP activities: Performance Measurement Committee, 2015-present; Education and Publication Committee Chair, 2014-present; Awards Committee, 2014-present; Executive Committee, Board of Regents, 2012-2014; Board of Regents, 2012-present; Governance Committee, 2012-2013; Financial Policy & Audit Committee, 2012-2014 (Vice-chair, 2012-2013); ACP-AAIM Joint Work Group, 2011-present; Chapters Subcommittee, 2011-2012; Executive Committee, Board of Governors, 2012-2014; Board of Governors, 2009-2014 (Chair-elect, 2012-2013; Chair, 2013-2014); Governor, Illinois Downstate Chapter, 2009-2013; Clinical Skills Committee, 2011-2012; Governor-elect, Illinois Downstate Chapter, 2008-2009; Leadership Enhancement and Development Program Award, 2009; Walter J. McDonald National Award for Young Physicians, 2006; Volunteerism Committee, 2003-2008 (Chair, 2006-2008).

Service in organizations other than ACP: Association of Professors in Medicine, 2013-present; Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2011-present; American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, 2006-present; Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, 2004-present; Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, 2001-present; Association of American Medical Colleges, 1999-present; Society of General Internal Medicine, 1996-present.

Areas of expertise: Medical education, physician-patient relationship, interpersonal and communication skills, outpatient internal medicine, women's health.

New Regents elected with terms to expire in 2018

Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, FACP, Albuquerque, N.M.

Dr Barrett
Dr. Barrett

Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2002.

Residency: Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Department of Medicine, 2002-2005.

Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, 2005-2024.

ACP Fellowship: 2011.

Present position: Assistant professor, department of medicine, University of New Mexico.

Current activities in patient care and teaching: Adult hospital medicine, 85%; teaching 15%.

ACP activities: Governor, New Mexico Chapter, 2012-present; Hospitalist Task Force, 2016; Class Representative to the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors, 2013-2014; Volunteerism Committee, 2013-present (Chair, 2015-present); Performance Measurement Committee, 2015-present; Medical Practice and Quality Committee, 2015-present; Board of Governors Reference Committee, 2014 (Chair, 2015); Evergreen Award Special Recognition for “Increasing Involvement of Physicians in Indian Country” 2013; Chapter Excellence Award, 2012-2015; New Mexico Chapter Council President, 2010-2011; New Mexico Chapter Scientific Meeting Program Chair, 2010.

Service in organizations other than ACP: Society of Hospital Medicine, 2014-present, scientific program planning committee, 2014-present, and chapter secretary, 2015-present; Kwai River Christian Hospital, volunteer physician in Huay Ma Lai, Thailand, 2010 and 2011; Border Health Initiative, volunteer physician in Palainjapon, Myanmar, 2010 and 2011.

Areas of expertise: Health and public policy, program development, continuing education, quality improvement, access/reform, global health.

Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD, FACP, Providence, R.I.

Dr Bledsoe
Dr. Bledsoe

Medical school: Dartmouth Medical School, 1984-1986; Brown University Program in Medicine, 1988.

Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, 1988-1991; chief medical resident: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, 1991-1992.

Certification: 1994 current (participating in ABIM recertification).

ACP Fellowship: 2000.

Present position: Physician, University Medicine Foundation, Providence, R.I.

Current activities in patient care, administration, and teaching: General internal medicine (primary care), 80%; administration, 10%; teaching, 10%.

ACP activities: Governor, Rhode Island Chapter, 2011-2015; Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee, 2011-present (Vice-chair, 2014-2015); Rhode Island Chapter Governor's Advisory Council, 2007-present.

Service in organizations other than ACP: Chair, Rhode Island Department of Health Primary Care Physicians' Advisory Council, 2008 2010; Rhode Island Medical Society RI ACP representative, 2011 2015, Councilor-at-large, 2015 present.

Areas of expertise: Medical ethics, end-of-life care, medical informatics, practice innovation and transformation.

Joseph M. Li, MD, FACP, Boston

Dr Li
Dr. Li

Medical school: University of Oklahoma, 1994.

Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1997; chief medical resident, 1998.

Certification: 1998; 2008.

ACP Fellowship: 2010.

Present positions: Chief, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Medicine; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Current activities in patient care, administration, teaching, and research: Patient care, 40%; administration, 40%; teaching, 15%; research, 5%.

ACP activities: Hospital Medicine Expert Workgroup, 2012-2013; Education and Publication Committee, 2011-2014; 2009 Scientific Program Subcommittee, Internal Medicine Meeting, 2007-2009.

Service in organizations other than ACP: Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine Executive Council, 2009-2010; American Board of Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine Board Re-certification Exam Writing Committee; Association of Specialty Professors Executive Council, 2012-2014; Journal of Hospital Medicine Editorial Board; Massachusetts Medical Society Delegate; National Board of Medical Examiners United State Medical Licensing Exam Step 3 Exam Writing Committee, 2007-2011; Society of General Internal Medicine Academic Hospitalist Committee; president, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2011-2012.

Areas of expertise: Hospital medicine, communications/marketing, program development, continuing education, graduate medical education, publications.

Richard J. Simons, MD, MACP, Washington, D.C.

Dr Simons
Dr. Simons

Medical school: Penn State College of Medicine, 1981.

Residency: University of Michigan Hospital, 1981-1984.

Fellowship: Geriatrics, University of North Carolina, 1988.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1984; geriatric medicine, 1999, 2008.

ACP Fellowship: 1990.

ACP Mastership: 2011.

Present positions: Senior associate dean for MD programs, professor of medicine, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2014-present.

Current activities in patient care, administration, and teaching: Outpatient general internal medicine, 25%; administration, 65%; teaching, 10%.

ACP activities: Board of Governors, 2007-2011; Governor-Elect, Pennsylvania Eastern Region, 2006; Governor, Pennsylvania Eastern Region, 2007-2011; Clinical Skills Committee, 2010-2012; Evergreen Award Recipient, “Recruiting Former ACP Members,” 2011; Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians Laureate Award, 1999.

Service in organizations other than ACP: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Internal Medicine Appeal Board, 2010-present; Clinical Skills Executive Committee/Clinical Skills Operations Oversight Group United States Medical Licensing Exam, 2005-2011; American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Certification Question Writing Committee, term ended 2011; Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine, 2006-2008; American Board of Internal Medicine Test Writing Committee, 2005-2010; president, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, 1995.

Areas of expertise: Access/reform, publications, continuing education, medical education, graduate medical education, health and public policy.