Nominees named for College Officer and Regent positions

The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination candidates for College governance.


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

2018-2019 President-elect

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

Dr McLean
Dr. McLean

Medical school: University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1984-1988.

Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1988-1991; chief residency at Yale Primary Care Residency Program, 1991-1992.

Fellowship: Rheumatology, Yale School of Medicine, 1992-1994.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1992, recertified 2002, 2012; rheumatology, 1994; recertified 2004, 2014; participating in Maintenance of Certification.

ACP Fellowship: 1998.

Present positions: Private practice internal medicine and rheumatology, Northeast Medical Group of Yale New Haven Health System; medical director of clinical quality, 2016-present; associate clinical professor, Yale School of Medicine.

ACP activities: Governor-elect, Connecticut Chapter, 2008-2009; Governor, Connecticut Chapter, 2009-2013; Executive Committee of the Board of Governors, 2009-2010; Chapter-ACP Relations BOG Working Group, 2009; EVP/CEO Search Committee, 2010; Health & Public Policy Committee, 2003-2012; Vice-chair, Health & Public Policy Committee, 2010-2012; Membership Committee, 2011-2013; Board of Regents, 2013-2017; International Council, 2013-2014; Medical Practice and Quality Committee, 2013-2015; Chair, Medical Practice and Quality Committee, 2015-2017; ACP Leadership Day Attendee 2007-2017; ACP Services PAC Board of Directors, 2010-2013, Chair, ACP Services PAC Board of Directors, 2016-2017; Clinical Guidelines Committee, 2014-present; High Value Care Task Force, 2012-present.

Incumbent Regent nominees

The incumbents, listed in alphabetical order, nominated for a second term of two years to expire in 2020, are:

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

Dr Barrett
Dr. Barrett

Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 2002.

Residency: Internal medicine, Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Portland, Ore., 2002-2005.

Fellowship: University of Arizona, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Tucson, Ariz., 2009-2010.

Certification: Internal medicine, 2005; participating in Maintenance of Certification.

ACP Fellowship: 2011.

Present position: Assistant professor, division of hospital medicine, department of internal medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

ACP activities: Governor-elect, New Mexico Chapter, 2011-2012; Governor, New Mexico Chapter, 2012-2016; Volunteerism Committee, 2013-2015; Chair, Volunteerism Committee, 2015-present; Executive Committee of the Board of Governors, 2013-2014; Medical Practice and Quality Committee, 2015-2017; Performance Measurement Committee, 2015-present; Hospitalist Task Force, 2015-2016; Board of Regents, 2016-present; Physician Wellbeing and Professional Satisfaction Task Force, 2017-present; Task Force on Enhancing ACP's Local Presence, 2017-present; QI Learning Collaborative Task Force, 2017-present.

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

Dr Bledsoe
Dr. Bledsoe

Medical school: Brown-Dartmouth Program in Medicine, Hanover, N.H., 1988.

Residency: Rhode Island Hospital, 1989-1991.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1994; participating in Maintenance of Certification.

ACP Fellowship: 2000.

Present positions: Physician, University Medicine Foundation; clinical associate professor of medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University; staff, Brown University Center for Biomedical Ethics.

ACP activities: Governor-elect, Rhode Island Chapter, 2010-2011; Governor, Rhode Island Chapter, 2011-2015; Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee, 2011-2014; Vice-chair, Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee, 2014-2015; Chair, Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee, 2017-present; Rhode Island Chapter, Governor's Advisory Council, 2015-present; Awards Committee, 2016-2017; Medical Practice and Quality Committee, 2016-2017; Board of Regents, 2016-present.

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

Dr Cooney
Dr. Cooney

Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1971-1975.

Residency: Internal medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 1975-1978; chief medical resident at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 1978-1979.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1978.

ACP Fellowship: 1983.

ACP Mastership: 2010.

Present positions: Professor of medicine; vice-chair for education, Oregon Health & Science University; staff physician, Portland VA Medical Center.

ACP activities: Governor-elect, Oregon Chapter, 2012-2013; Governor, Oregon Chapter, 2013-2017; Vice-chair, Education and Publication Committee, 2013-2017; ACP representative, Internal Medicine Educational Advisory Board (IMEAB), 2014-2017; ACP Graduate Medical Education Task Force, 2014-2015; Awards Process Task Force, 2016; Vice-chair, Financial Policy and Audit Committee, 2016-2017; Chair-elect, Board of Governors, 2016-2017; Chair, Board of Governors, 2017-present; Financial Policy and Audit Committee, 2017-present; Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, 2017; Committee Appointments Subcommittee, 2017-present; Board of Regents, 2016-present.

Joseph Ming Wah Li, MD, FACP, Boston

Dr Li
Dr. Li

Medical school: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, 1994.

Residency: Medicine, New England Deaconess Hospital, 1995-1997; chief resident in Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1997-1998.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1998; participating in Maintenance of Certification.

ACP Fellowship: 2010.

Present positions: active staff, medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School.

ACP activities: Scientific Program Subcommittee-Internal Medicine 2009, 2007-2009; Education and Publication Committee, 2011-2015; Health and Public Policy Committee, 2016-present; Board of Regents, 2016-present; High Value Care Task Force, 2017-present; Chair, International Council, 2017-present.

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

Dr Simons
Dr. Simons

Medical school: The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 1981.

Residency: The University of Michigan Hospitals, 1981-1984; chief resident and instructor, department of medicine, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 1984-1985; Fellowship: Geriatrics, University of North Carolina College of Medicine, 1987-1988.

Certifications: Internal medicine, 1984; geriatric medicine, 1990; participating in Maintenance of Certification.

ACP Fellowship: 1990.

ACP Mastership: 2011.

Present positions: Senior associate dean for MD Programs, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences; internist and geriatrician, Medical Faculty Associates, George Washington University.

ACP activities: Chair, In-Training Examination Committee, 2000-2004; Governor-elect, Eastern Pennsylvania Region, 2006-2007; Governor, Eastern Pennsylvania Region, 2007-2011; Clinical Skills Subcommittee, 2007-2010; Governance Committee, 2010-2011; Governors' Subcommittee on Nominations, 2010-2011; Clinical Skills Committee, 2010-2012; Education and Publication Committee, 2016-present; DynaMed Board of Executives, 2016-present; Board of Regents, 2016-present.

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

Louis D. Saravolatz, MD, MACP, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.

Donna P. Seminara, MD, FACP, Staten Island, N.Y.

Stephen Sisson, MD, FACP, Baltimore, Md.

New Regent nominees, non-Governor slate (one to be elected)

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

Ann B. Nattinger, MD, MPH, MACP, Milwaukee, Wis.

Outgoing Regents

The College thanks Carrie A. Horwitch, MD, MPH, FACP, for her service and dedication. Dr. Horwitch's service on the Board of Regents will end in April 2018.

2018-2019 Board of Regents Chair-elect and Chair, and ACP President

At its November meeting, the Board of Regents will elect its 2018-2019 Chair-elect. Andrew S. Dunn, MD, MPH, FACP, current Chair-elect of the Board of Regents, and Ana María López, MD, MPH, FACP, 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 the Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 in New Orleans.