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A Letter From Your Governor...

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the Southeast Region of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians! As a brief introduction, I am a general internist working in Philadelphia at Jefferson.  Originally from Washington, DC, I attended medical school at Jefferson, trained at Penn and then worked there as faculty before moving to Temple. There I was an Associate Program Director and focused on ambulatory graduate medical education  while leading their implementation of the X+Y system. I moved to Jefferson in 2012, where I continue to see patients as well as leading our efforts in primary care, practice innovation and quality improvement across all the medical subspecialties as the Executive Vice Chairman in the Department of Medicine.  As part of work with our ACO, I also have the opportunity to work with many of our affiliated independent practices. My wife, also an internist, has also shown me a view into life as a non-clinical physician. Taken together, I have gained insights into most every aspect of life as a modern physician. I hope to be able to bring this perspective to my role as Governor.

As your Governor, I am here to make sure that the ACP is offering membership benefits that are of interest and value to you, and that you are able to take advantage of those benefits. The Southeast Region offers numerous events throughout the year. Are you a Resident member? Join us for our Quizzo nights! Are you a Student member? Take advantage of our Interest Group Dinners through your school’s student group! Interested in Advocacy? Join us for our Advocacy evenings with local legislators and our lobbyist, John Nikoloff or listen to our advocacy education podcasts! Have a great story to tell? Don’t miss our Story Slam event in the spring! We also have events for early career physicians, and members of all levels.  If you have ideas for offerings that would be of interest to you, I’d also love to hear them – please contact me!

This website is a wealth of information. Below you can find a list of upcoming and past events for the Southeast Region. Visit the Upcoming Events page to see state-wide upcoming events. Keep an eye on our Advocacy page for updates on important legislation. Join our Speakers Bureau for a chance to be called upon to share your knowledge.

I welcome ideas from the membership for events or website content that you may be interested in. This is your chapter, your region, and I want it to work for you.

Lawrence D. Ward, MD, MPH, FACP
Governor, ACP Southeastern Region

Upcoming Events
2020 Southeastern Poster Competition & Doctor's Dilemma®
October 24, 2020
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Hamilton Building - 1001 Locust StreetMore details to come.

Past Events

Temple University & Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine IMIG Dinner
March 11, 2020
Manayunk Brewing Company
University of Pennsylvania IMIG Dinner
March 4, 2020
Ekta Indian Cuisine
​Maintenance of Certification Learning Session
February 29, 2020
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Advocacy Dinner with State Representative Pam DeLissio (D, Philadelphia)
February 25, 2020
The Cynwyd Club
Drexel University IMIG Dinner
December 12, 2019​
San Kee Peking Duck House
Philadelphia's Internal Medicine Ping Pong Night
December 8, 2019​
SPiN Philadelphia
Southeastern Abstract Competition, Doctor's Dilemma®, and Career Fair
​October 26, 2019​
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Hamilton Building - 1001 Locust Street
2019 Doctor's Dilemma® Winning Team
Wiliam  Bradford, MD
Guy Katz, MD
Christine Shieh, MD
Faculty Advisor: Tim Kuchera, MD
2019 Poster Competition Winners
Category: Clinical Vignette
​First Place
Ramie Fathy
University of Pennsylvania
"Seizure and profound rhabdomyolysis following vape pen use in a patient with sickle cell trait"Category: Quality Improvement/Patient Safety; Research
First Place

Nicholas Gordon
Thomas Jefferson University
"The PARP inhibitor olaparib and pharmacological ascorbate demonstrate synergy in castration-resistant prostate cancer"
​Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University IMIG Dinner
October 16, 2019​
San Kee Peking Duck House
238 North 9th Street, Philadelphia
Internal Medicine Residency: Interviews and Program Selection
October 2, 2019
The Campus of Sidney Kimmel Medical College - Hamilton Building

Click here to listen to a recording from the event.
Story Slam - Southeastern Region
May 2, 2019
Jefferson Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust Street

2018 Abstract Competition and Doctor's Dilemma®
November 3, 2018
University of Pennsylvania

2018 Doctor's Dilemma Winning Team
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network

Faculty Advisor: Nellowe Candelario, MD
Mohammad Elbashabsheh, MD
Zurab Azmaiparashvili, MD
Kevin Bryan Lo, MD
Ryan Cardew, MD
Andrew Tiu, MD

2018 Poster Competition Winners
Category: Clinical Vignette
1st Place
Joon Yan Leong
Thomas Jefferson University
"Mothball Ingestion as a Manifestation of Pica, Leading to Paradichlorobenzene CNS Toxicity"

Category: Quality Improvement/Patient Safety; High Value Care
1st Place
Ulysses Isidro, BS, MPH
University of Pennsylvania
"Program Participation and Policy Evaluation Without Administrative Data; Is Homemade Really Better?"