Sarah G. Candler, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
Sarah G. Candler, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., is a primary care physician in Houston, Texas.

Noel N. Deep, M.D.
Noel N. Deep, M.D., is a general internist in a multispecialty group practice with Aspirus Antigo (Wis.) Clinic and the chief medical officer and a staff physician at Aspirus Langlade Hospital in Antigo. He is also assistant clinical professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and the governor of the Wisconsin chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Jon O. Ebbert, M.D.
Jon O. Ebbert, M.D., is professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and associate program director of the General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship for the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. His areas of research include the treatment of nicotine dependence.

Faith T. Fitzgerald, M.D.
Faith T. Fitzgerald, M.D., is professor of medicine and assistant dean of humanities and bioethics in the Bioethics Program at the University of California, Davis. She is a master of the American College of Physicians and her areas of specialization include medical education, physical diagnosis and bioethics.

Peter D. Friedmann, M.D., M.P.H.
Peter D. Friedmann, M.D., M.P.H., is chief research officer at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. He has written extensively about addiction medicine, with a specific focus on the role of primary care providers in the diagnosis and management of substance abuse disorders.

William E. Golden, M.D.
William E. Golden, M.D., is medical director of Arkansas Medicaid and professor of medicine and public health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He has served as vice president for Clinical Quality Improvement of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care and as chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians. He coauthors The Effective Physician and Observation Unit.

Robert H. Hopkins, M.D.
Robert H. Hopkins, M.D., is associate professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, and director of the division of general internal medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Dr. Hopkins is the immediate past governor of the Arkansas Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He has published studies on evidence-based medical education, adult and pediatric immunization, and comprehensive primary care. He coauthors The Effective Physician.

J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D.
J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D., an internist and oncologist, serves as deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, Atlanta. He also directs the society’s Cancer Control Science Department, which is responsible for producing guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cancer.

Diane E. Meier, M.D.
Diane E. Meier, M.D., is professor of geriatrics and internal medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She also is the director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. She is Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics at Mount Sinai. She edited the first textbook on geriatric palliative care and most recently “Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness.”

Alan R. Nelson, M.D.
Alan R. Nelson, M.D., is an internist-endocrinologist who served as chief executive officer of the American Society of Internal Medicine. Following the merger of ASIM with the American College of Physicians (ACP) in 1998, Dr. Nelson headed the group’s Washington office until his semi-retirement in January, 2000. Most recently he served as special advisor to the CEO of the college.

Douglas S. Paauw, M.D., is professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, and serves as third-year medical student clerkship director at the University of Washington. Dr. Paauw authors the Pearl of the Month column.

Viral D. Patel, M.D.
Viral D. Patel, M.D., is an internal medicine resident at the Cleveland Clinic. He earned his medical degree at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, where he developed a business of health care elective for fourth-year medical students. He has served as vice chair of the Council of Student Members of the American College of Physicians, as well as a regional representative to the council. He writes the Internal Medicine News blog, “Going Viral: Notes on Residency.”

Noel N. Deep, M.D.
Elisabeth Poorman, M.D., is general internist at a University of Washington neighborhood clinic in Kent. She completed her residency at Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance and specializes in addiction medicine.

Wayne Riley, M.D.
Wayne Riley, M.D., is president of the American College of Physicians for 2015. Dr. Riley is adjunct professor of healthcare management at the Owen Graduate School of Management of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, and clinical professor of internal medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has served as president and CEO of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, and as a member of the Institute of Medicine. In addition to a medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine, he holds an MPH from the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and an MBA from Rice University.

Victor L. Roberts, M.D.
Victor L. Roberts, M.D., is clinical professor of medicine and a clinical professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Florida’s School of Medicine in Gainesville. Dr. Roberts is also a clinical professor of clinical sciences at Florida State University’s College of Medicine in Tallahassee. He also is in private practice with the Endocrine Associates of Florida in Winter Park.

Barbara L. Schuster, M.D.
Barbara L. Schuster, M.D., is campus dean of the Medical College of Georgia and the University of Georgia, in Athens. She is also adjunct professor in the Department of Management and Policy at the University of Georgia. Previously, she served as professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Wright State University. She stepped down as chair in 2007 to pursue the Association of American Medical Colleges’ sabbatical and to join the MCG/UGA Medical Partnership.

Donna E. Sweet, M.D.
Donna E. Sweet, M.D., is professor of medicine at the University of Kansas, Wichita. She also is a director of Internal Medicine Education at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus. She is active in the teaching of students and residents in general internal medicine and HIV/AIDS diseases.

Eric G. Tangalos, M.D.
Eric G. Tangalos, M.D., is professor of medicine and chair emeritus of primary care internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. He also co-directs the Information Transfer Core for Mayo's Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He has authored numerous papers on geriatric medicine, cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. He also coauthors Mindful Practice.

Matthew R.G. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.
Matthew R.G. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., is trained in both internal medicine and clinical genetics and is associate professor and director of the Adult Clinical Genetics Clinic at the University of Colorado, Denver. Dr. Taylor specializes in the diagnostic evaluation, management, and genetic counseling of adults with known or suspected genetic conditions. Dr. Taylor coauthors Genetics in Your Practice.

Rowen K. Zetterman, M.D.
Rowen K. Zetterman, M.D., is dean emeritus of the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. He serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Planning at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Zetterman is an internist, gastroenterologist, and hepatologist. His research interests include the care of liver transplantation patients and the evaluation and care of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis, auto-immune hepatitis and chronic liver disease.

Last updated August 15, 2019