Meet the Southeastern Region Governor-Elect

Rachel L. Ramirez, MD, FACP

Name: Rachel L. Ramirez, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Emory University School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training: Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester

Board Certifications: ABIM

Present Employment Position: Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency, Abington Jefferson Health

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Co-Chair, Council of Young Physicians ended 2016; Dinner Attendee to foster interest in Internal Medicine (hosted by ACP); Judge, Regional Poster Session, Doctor's Dilemma 2016-2019

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2011

Other Appointments/Activities: Medical Director, Hartnett Health Services, Ambulatory Clinic, Abington Jefferson Health (teaching clinic for residency and treats underserved); Physician Representative, Abington Adult Medical Associates for Jefferson Medical Group Leadership Committee; Elected Member-at-Large, Medical Executive Committee 2016-2018; Community Lecturer, Primary Care Topics; Item Writing Task Force for MOC Questions, American Board of Internal Medicine since 2018

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Graduate medical education curriculum development, focusing on primary care; Caring for patients who choose bloodless medicine and/or surgery; Underserved medical care in our community

Candidate Statement: I believe I will bring to the Board of Governors a unique perspective. As a mid-career physician and educator, I have dedicated my time to fostering developing internists, caring and advocating for the underserved, and actively practicing primary care. I have many years of experience in each of these areas and will bring them forward as I represent my chapter. Our chapter is very diverse but unified in its desire to improve several issues, including but not limited to patient-centered care and health care disparity education, advocacy for equitable reimbursement, work-life balance, and all areas in between. There are many challenges our region faces, including the current pandemic and its myriad of effects on our communities. However, with my energy and passion I welcome the opportunity to serve our chapter for the betterment of our patients and fellow internists.