Officer and Regent 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 2012 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 2012 in New Orleans. If you have any questions regarding the election, please contact Florence Moore.

2012-2013 Chair-elect, Board of Regents

Charles Cutler, MD, FACP, Merion Station, Pa.

Charles Cutler MD FACP
Charles Cutler, MD, FACP

Medical school: Temple University School of Medicine, 1974.

Residency: Temple University School of Medicine, 1974-1977.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1977.

Present position: General internist at Norristown Internal Medicine Associates.

Current patient care activities: 100%.

Previous and current ACP activities: ACP Health and Public Policy Committee, 2006-2009, 2011 to present; Board of Governors Executive Committee, 2006-2008, 2009-2011; Governor-elect, Pennsylvania chapter, southeastern region, 2005-2006; Governor, Pennsylvania chapter, southeastern region, 2006-2010; Chair-elect, Board of Governors, 2009-2010; Chair, Board of Governors, 2010-2011; Board of Regents, 2009 to present; Board of Regents Executive Committee, 2009-2011; Finance Committee, 2009-2011; ACP Delegation to AMA, 2010 to present.

Service in organizations other than ACP: Montgomery County Medical Society, Delegate to the PMS House of Delegates, 1992 to present; Board Member, 1992 to present; Chair, Board of Directors, 2000-2006; President, 1996-1997. Pennsylvania Medical Society, Executive Committee member, Practice Advocacy Council, 2006 to present. Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc., Board Member, 1996-2010, including two years as president. Coalition for a Tobacco Free Montgomery County, Chairman, 2004 to 2007.

New Regents elected with a term to expire in 2014

Dennis Wesley Cope, MD, FACP, Sylmar, Calif.

Dennis Wesley Cope MD FACP
Dennis Wesley Cope, MD, FACP

Medical school: University of Kansas, 1966-1970.

Residency: University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, 1970-1973; chief resident in internal medicine, 1974-1975.

Fellowship: UCLA, endocrinology and metabolism, 1973-1975.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1973; endocrinology and metabolism, 1975.

Present position: Professor and chair of internal medicine at UCLA and the UCLA-Oliveview Medical Center Program, 2002 to present.

Current patient care activities: Four months of inpatient ward attending with medical students and residents, outpatient care of panel of 75 patients.

Previous and current ACP activities: Board of Governors Nominating Committee, 2010-2012; Chair, Board of Governors, 2011-2012; Governance Committee, 2010-2012, ACP Foundation, 2009-2012.

Service in organizations other than ACP: President-elect, president and past president of the Association of Chairs and Chiefs of Internal Medicine, 2009, 2010, 2011; vice president and board member of the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare, 2008-2012.

Areas of greatest strength: Administrative and executive experience; managed care experience.

Robert H. Lohr, MD, FACP, Rochester, Minn.

Robert H Lohr MD FACP
Robert H. Lohr, MD, FACP

Medical school: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 1976.

Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, 1980.

Certification: Internal medicine, 1979.

Present position: Consultant, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic.

Current patient care activities: General internal medicine.

Previous and current ACP activities: Program chair, Governor, immediate past Governor, Minnesota chapter; Member and Chair, Chapters Subcommittee; Board of Governors Executive Committee; Chair, Strategic Priority Workgroup; Reference Committee.

Service in organizations other than ACP: Stewardship Committee, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Rochester; volunteer medical staff, Salvation Army free clinic; team leader for Mayo Global Health mission to Haiti (April 2011); nine years as medical director, Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS); seven years as vice chair, MCHS Board of Directors.

Areas of expertise: Access/reform, budget/finance, continuing education, management, policy development.

Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD, FACP, New Orleans

Jeffrey G Wiese MD FACP
Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD, FACP

Medical school: The Johns Hopkins Medical School, 1995.

Residency: The University of California, San Francisco, 1998.

Fellowship: General medicine, UCSF, 2000.

ACP Fellowship: 2002.

Certifications: Internal medicine, 1998 and 2008; hospital medicine, 2011.

Present position: Professor of medicine, Tulane University; associate dean of graduate medical education, Tulane; internal medicine residency director, Tulane; Tulane chief of service, Charity and University Hospitals.

Current patient care activities: Internal medicine hospitalist service, four months per year (33% time).

Previous positions: Clerkship director, internal medicine, 2005-2006; course director, clinical diagnosis, biostatistics, 2001-2008; president of the medical faculty, Charity Hospital, 2003-2006.

Previous and current ACP activities: “Teaching in the Hospital,” published by ACP Press, 2010; Walter J. McDonald Award for Outstanding Achievement; host and curriculum director, Louisiana and Mississippi ACP meeting, 2007; host and curriculum director, Louisiana Associates ACP meeting, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011; ACP High-Value, Cost-Conscious Utilization Task Force; ACP, SGIM, ASP, SHM Joint Task Force Milestones/Educational Redesign, 2011.

Service in organizations other than ACP: President, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2010; Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2010; chair, American Board of Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine Certification Committee, 2009 to present; Board of Directors, Association of Subspecialty Professors, 2009-2012; Board of Directors, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, 2007-2010; Board of Directors, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2006-2012; five annual meeting planning committees (Society of Hospital Medicine, Society of General Internal Medicine).

Strengths based on training and personal experience: Graduate medical education finance; health care reform; student/resident selection of internal medicine as a career; building/sustaining hospitalist programs; maintenance of certification; medical education; hospital finance/management; conflict of interest policies; quality and patient safety.