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 and Town Hall at Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 in Los Angeles.


The election of Officers and Regents has been completed. Terms become effective at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall at Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 in Los Angeles. If you have any questions regarding the election, please contact Lauren Cruz at acpgovernance@acponline.org.

2020-2021 Chair-elect, Board of Regents

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

Present positions: Staff physician, VA Portland Health Care System, and professor of medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.

Dr Cooney
Dr. Cooney

ACP activities: Howard P. Lewis Distinguished Teacher Award, Oregon Chapter, 1999; Laureate Award Recipient, Oregon Chapter, 2008; Governor-elect, Oregon Chapter, 2012-2013; Governor, Oregon Chapter, 2013-2014; Vice-chair, Education and Publication Committee, 2013-2017; Board of Governors, 2013-2018; Alliance For Academic Internal Medicine Education Advisory Board, 2014-2017; Awards Process Task Force, 2016; Vice-chair, Financial Policy and Audit Committee, 2016-2018; Executive Committee, Board of Governors; 2016-2018; Board of Regents, 2016-present; Executive Committee, Board of Regents, 2016-2018; Governance Committee, 2016-2017; American Medical Association House of Delegates, 2017; Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, 2017; EVP/CEO Evaluation Task Force, 2017-2018; Committee Appointments Subcommittee, 2017-2018; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee, 2018-present; Health and Public Policy Committee, 2018-2019; VA Advisory Group, 2018-2019; Clinical Guidelines Committee, 2019-present; Chair, Health & Public Policy Committee, 2019-present.

ACP Fellowship: 1983.

ACP Mastership: 2010.

Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1975.

Residency: Internal medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, Calif., 1975-1978; chief resident, 1978-1979.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1978.

New Regents elected with terms to expire in 2022

Jason M. Goldman, MD, FACP, Boca Raton, Fla.

Present position: President, Jason M. Goldman Private Practice, Coral Springs, Fla.

Dr Goldman
Dr. Goldman

ACP activities: Governor-elect, Florida Chapter, 2015-2016; Governor, Florida Chapter, 2016-present; Board of Governors, 2016-present; Medical Practice & Quality Committee, 2016-2019, Vice-chair, 2019-present; Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative Task Force, 2017-2019; CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, 2018-present; Executive Committee, Board of Governors, 2019-present; Immunization Committee, 2019-present; Adult Vaccine Access Coalition, 2019-present.

ACP Fellowship: 2007.

Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, 1998.

Residency: Internal medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, 2001.

Certification: Internal medicine, 2001, recertified 2011.

Suja Mariam Mathew, MD, FACP, Hinsdale, Ill.

Present positions: Chair of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, and associate professor, department of internal medicine, Rush Medical College at Rush University, Chicago.

Dr Mathew
Dr. Mathew

ACP activities: Governor-elect, Illinois Northern Region Chapter, 2015-2016; Governor, Illinois Northern Region Chapter, 2016-present; Executive Committee, Board of Governors, 2017-2018; Membership Committee, 2017-present; Health & Public Policy Committee, 2019-present.

ACP Fellowship: 2010.

Medical school: The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, 1997.

Residency: Internal medicine, UChicago Medicine, Chicago, 1997-2000.

Certification: Internal medicine, 2000, recertified 2010.

Isaac O. Opole, MBChB, PhD, FACP, Overland Park, Kan.

Present positions: Assistant dean for student affairs, Ruth Bohan Teaching Professor of Medicine, Kansas University Medical Center, and medical director, The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kan.

Dr Opole
Dr. Opole

ACP activities: Governor's Council, Kansas Chapter, 2010-2016; Governor-elect, Kansas Chapter, 2015-2016; Governor, Kansas Chapter, 2016-present; Board of Governors, 2016-present; Governance Committee, 2017-present; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee, 2018-present; Restoring the Story Task Force, 2019-present.

ACP Fellowship: 2010.

Medical school: University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, 1991.

Residency: Internal medicine, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., 2002-2005.

Certification: Internal medicine, 2005, recertified 2017.

Molly B. Southworth, MD, MPH, MACP, Anchorage, Alaska

Present positions: Endocrinologist, Alaska Native Medical Center; clinical professor of medicine/Denali college mentor, University of Washington School of Medicine; and affiliate professor of medical education, University of Alaska Anchorage/WWAMI Regional Medical Education Program, Anchorage, Alaska.

Dr Southworth
Dr. Southworth

ACP activities: Alaska Chapter Governors Council, 1997-present; Alaska Chapter Volunteerism and Community Service Award recipient, 2010; Governor-elect, Alaska Chapter, 2012-2013; Governor, Alaska Chapter, 2013-2017; Board of Governors, 2013-2017; Credentials Committee, 2015-2019; Ethics, Professionalism & Human Rights Committee, 2016-2017; Health & Public Policy Committee, 2018-present; Volunteerism Committee, 2018-present.

ACP Fellowship: 2008.

ACP Mastership: 2019.

Medical school: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, 1978.

Residency: Internal medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 1978-1981.

Fellowship: Infectious disease and geographic medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1982; endocrinology, metabolism, and nutrition, University of Washington/Seattle VA, Seattle, 1983-1985.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1981; endocrinology, metabolism, and nutrition, 1985.

President-elect and incumbent Regents

In addition to the 2020-2021 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 2019 ACP Internist. They are as follows:

2020-2021 President-elect

George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, Worcester, Mass.

Incumbent regents

Omar T. Atiq, MD, FACP, Pine Bluff, Ark.

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

Stephen D. Sisson, MD, FACP, Baltimore