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A Letter From Your Governor...

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the PA Chapter of the ACP.  As the governor of the Eastern Region I encourage you to explore our new website.

Briefly, I graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel College of Medicine) and completed my residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center.  Following my payback years at Fort Campbell, KY, I and my family moved to Harrisburg.  Currently, I am a general internist practicing outpatient medicine at Penn State Health in Hershey, the Medical Director of the Internal Medicine East Clinic, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine.

As Governor, my first and foremost goal is to ensure that the ACP is of value to you.  This website is designed to help you navigate many of the opportunities offered by the ACP.  These include advocacy, membership outreach, social media, and educational programs, among many others.  There is also information of interest to all levels of training and practices.  Students, check out the Internal Medicine Interest Groups.  Residents, see the links to the regional poster and Doctors Dilemma competitions as well as links to the national ACP site where you can order discounted board review material and MKSAP.  If you have an interest in advocacy either at the local, state or national level check out the Advocacy section where you will find a huge amount of information from our state lobbyist and links to advocacy podcasts.  Join us for advocacy days at the state capitol and for meetings with local legislators.  And follow the page for updates on upcoming events at the regional, state and national level.  There is also the opportunity to participate in our Speakers Bureau.  I invite you to explore the entire page to find information and opportunities that interest you.

​I would love to help set up other programs including early career physicians, women in medicine, and underrepresented minorities.  The large geographical area encompassed in the Eastern Region is challenging, but newer technologies can make this happen.  Speaking of which, anyone with an interest in social media is strongly encouraged to offer any input and assistance with making this platform better.

I welcome any feedback, ideas and additional content that you feel should be included in the site.

Lawrence H. Jones MD, FACP
Governor, ACP Eastern Region
2019-2023



Upcoming Events​
Statewide VIRTUAL Poster Competition & Awards Ceremony
October 31, 2020
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PA-ACP Regional Abstract Competition 
October 31, 2020
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VIRTUAL Annual Scientific Meeting & Awards Luncheon
November 13-14, 2020

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Past Events

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine IMIG Dinner
March 10, 2020
Alfredo's Pizza Cafe - Scranton, PA
Penn State University College of Medicine IMIG Dinner
February 17, 2020
Penn State University College of Medicine - Biomedical Research Building
2019 Abstract Competition and Doctor's Dilemma®
November 2, 2019
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
2019 Doctor's Dilemma® Winning Team
Reading Hospital/Tower Health
Faculty Advisor: Anthony Donato, MD

Haseeb Chaudhary, MD​
Ian Garrahy, DO
​Qinglan Huang, MD
Ore Oladiran, MD​
2019 Poster Competition Winners
Category: Clinical Vignette
1st Place
Margaret Spinosa, MD
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
"
Hungry Heart: A Case of Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA) in a Young Adult Presenting with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest​"Category: Basic/Clinical Research
1st Place
Tapan Buch, MD
The Wright Center

“Preventing Valsartan contamination related toxicity in patients in a multi-site Primary Care Group in NEPA”

 

2018 Abstract Competition and Doctor's Dilemma®
November 10, 2018
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

 

2018 Doctor's Dilemma® Winning Team
Reading Hospital/Tower Health
Faculty Advisor: Anthony Donato, MD
Pragya Shrestha, MD
Ian Garrahy, DO
Sijan Basnet, MD

 

2018 Poster Competition Winners
Category: Clinical Vignette
1st Place
Jessita Singh Natasha Albert Messiah Dhas, MD
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
"Is Dialysis really working? A case of uremic pericardial effusion in (spite of) ESRD on dialysis"

Category: Basic/Clinical Research
1st Place
Pragya Shrestha, MD
Reading Hospital/Tower Health
"Trends in hospitalizations related to anaphylaxis, angioendema and urticaria in the United States (2001-2014)"