Officer and Regents election results announced

The election of Officers and Regents has been completed, with terms beginning at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 in New Orleans.


The election of Officers and Regents has been completed. Terms become effective at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 in New Orleans. If you have any questions regarding the election, please contact Lauren Cruz.

2018-2019 Chair-elect, Board of Regents

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.

ACP activities: Governor-elect, New York Chapter, Hudson Valley Region, 2011-2012; Governor, New York Chapter, Hudson Valley Region, 2012-2016; Health and Public Policy Committee, 2012-2013; Vice-chair, Health and 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; Medical Practice and Quality Committee, 2017-present; Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee, 2017-present.

ACP Fellowship: 1994.

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

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

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

New Regents elected with terms to expire in 2020

John M. Flack, MD, MPH, MACP, Springfield, Ill.

Dr Flack
Dr. Flack

Present positions: Chief, hypertension section, and professor of medicine and chair, department of internal medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill.

ACP Fellowship: 2008.

ACP Mastership: 2017.

Medical school: University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, Oklahoma City, 1982.

Residency: Internal medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1982-1985.

Fellowship: Cardiovascular epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1988-1990.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1985.

Stephen D. Sisson, MD, FACP, Baltimore

Dr Sisson
Dr. Sisson

Present positions: Professor, division of general internal medicine, and executive director, ambulatory services, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

ACP activities: In-Training Examination Committee, 2012-2015; Chair, In-Training Examination Committee, 2015-present; Governor-elect, Maryland Chapter, 2013-2014; Governor, Maryland Chapter, 2014-present; Membership Committee, 2016-present; Board of Governors Reference Committee, spring 2017; Chair, Board of Governors Reference Committee, fall 2017; Qatar Conference, 2017; Panama Conference leader, 2018.

ACP Fellowship: 2009.

Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, 1990.

Residency: Internal medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1991-1993.

Certification: Internal medicine, 2003, recertified 2013; participating in Maintenance of Certification.

Previous elections

In addition to the 2018-2019 Chair-elect of the Board of Regents and new Regents, the President-elect and incumbent Regents have also been elected. The profiles of these individuals appeared previously in the November/December 2017 ACP Internist. They are as follows:

2018-2019 President-elect

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

Incumbent Regents

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

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

Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP, Portland, Ore.

Joseph Ming Wah Li, MD, FACP, Boston

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