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ACPE members advancing their careers.

Robert D. Fanelli, MD. FACS, FASGE, was elected to the Board of Governors for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). Fanelli, recently awarded a SAGES/ ACS scholarship to the Leadership Program in Health Policy and management at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, also serves on the SAGES Legislative Review Committee and chairs the SAGES Guidelines Committee.


Roland A. Goertz, MD, MBA, FAAFP, a family & physician in Waco, Texas, is board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served one-year terms as president and president-elect, and three years as a member of the AAFP Board of Directors. Goertz was elected to these positions by the Congress of Delegates, the AAFP's governing body. The AAFP represents 100,300 physicians and medical students nationwide. As board chair of the AAFP, Goertz will advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system. In his 27-year medical career, he has served as a physician in rural private practice, a family medicine residency program director at two Texas residencies, and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School - Houston. For the past 15 years, Goertz has served as chief executive officer of the three foundations that oversee all operations of the Waco Family Health Center, which operates one of the oldest family medicine residency programs west of the Mississippi River. In 2010 it provided care to 50,000 patients in McLennan Country. Texas, Goertz also holds an appointment at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School - Dallas. Goertz graduated from medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio in 1981. He then completed a residency in family medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. He subsequently completed a clinical teaching fellowship in family medicine in 1986 and received a master's degree in business administration from Baylor University in 2003. Goertz has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.

Robert Graham, MD, director of the Aligning Forces for Quality' Program at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and professor of family medicine at the University of Cincinnati, was awarded the 2011 John G. Walsh Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. Established in 1973, the John G. Walsh Award is one of the highest honors bestowed by the AAFP. Designed to recognize long-term commitment rather than any single significant contribution, the Walsh Award is given on the basis of dedicated, effective leadership toward furthering the development of family medicine. The Walsh Award Is not annual, but given at the discretion of the AAFP Board of Directors. The late Dr. John Walsh, for whom the award is named, devoted his career to family medicine. He distinguished himself by becoming the first individual ever to hold the presidency of three major family medicine organizations: the AAFP, the American Board of Family Medicine and the Family Health Foundation of America, now the AAFP Foundation. In addition to his activities in family medicine, Graham has held a number of leadership positions in the federal health sector, including the position of Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration from 1981 to 1985, during which time he held the rank of Rear Admiral In the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and served as an Assistant Surgeon General. He also served in senior positions at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality from 2001 to 2004, the Health Resources Administration from 1976 to 1979 and the Health Services and Mental Health Administration from 1970 to 1973. From 1979 to 1980, he served as a staff member of the U.S. Senate Sub-committee on Health. Graham, a native of Kansas, is a graduate of Earlham College, Richmond, Ind. and the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kan. He is married to Dr. Jane Henney.

Mark R. Katlic. MD, MMM, is chairman of the Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore is a 500 bed hospital with a Level II Trauma Center and free-standing surgery residency. Katlic oversees all divisions of surgery. The hospital is academically associated with Johns Hopkins. Katlic is a 1999 graduate of Carnegie Mellon's MMM program.


Donald L. Levick, MD, MBA, was recently named the first CMIO at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in Allentown, PA. Previously, Levick served as medical director of clinical informatics at the health network. As CMIO, Levick will work with the information services department to support the design, implementation and use of LVHN's health technology. Levick has worked for 25 years in various roles at LVHN. He is a certified professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems, and a leader among physician informatics professionals. While serving as medical director of clinical informatics at LVHN, he also maintained a clinical presence with ABC Pediatrics in Allentown and was actively involved in the implementation of computer physician order entry and other clinical systems. He has served LVHN in various roles, including: - chair of the board of governors of Lehigh Valley Physicians Group from 2000 to 2001, president of the network's medical staff from 2005 to 2006, treasurer of the medical staff from 2009 to the present, chair of the LVHN clinical decision support committee and physician liaison for information services from 2000 to 2007.


Ramanathan Raju, MD, MBA, CPE, is CEO of Chicago's Cook County Health System. He accepted the new position earlier this yean Previously, he was chief operating officer of New York City's Health and Hospitals Corporation. "Chicago has made a great choice in appointing Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHG) chief operating officer Ramanathan Raju as the new CEO of their public hospital system," said Alan D. Aviles, president of the New York system. "As HHC's COO for the last two years, and its chief medical officer for the previous three years, Dr. Raju has been an exceptionally effective leader and an invaluable colleague. His extensive operational knowledge, business strategy acumen, collaborative management style and deep commitment to the public hospital mission enabled Dr. Raju to play a central role in our efforts to raise the quality of our care while restructuring our system's operations for greater efficiency. He will be sorely missed by the entire HHG family."

Aamir Rehman, MD, MBA, has joined VHA Southeast in Tampa, FL, as chief integration officer and VP of Healthcare System Delivery Transformation. In this newly created role, Rehman, 39, will work with the 30-member health systems on hospital physician alignment as well as long-term strategy on their business and services models. Aamir previously served as a managing director at Navvis Consulting, executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Saint Peter's Healthcare System, and a principal/partner at the Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC. He is currently also a visiting scholar at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.


Glen R. Stream, MBI. FAAFP, a family WA., assumed the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians in September. Previously, he served for three years as a director on the AAFP Board and one year as president-elect. Stream was elected president-elect in September 2010 by the Congress of Delegates, the AAFP's governing body. The AAFP represents 100,300 physicians and medical students nationwide. As president of the AAFP, Stream will advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system. Stream has been a family physician serving the Pacific Northwest for more than 25 years. He joined the Rockwood Clinic, the largest multi-specialty practice in Spokane, WA., in 1991. At the clinic, he has served as board member, chief privacy officer, medical director of clinical information services and now as chief medical information officer. Prior to his move to Spokane, Stream worked six years in a three-physician rural family medicine practice in Cashmere, WA.Stream attended the University of Washington, Seattle, where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in microbiology. He earned his medical degree from the University-of Washington School of Medicine In Seattle and completed his family medicine residency at the Swedish Hospital Family Medicine Residency program, also in Seattle. He also completed a Master of Biomedical Informatics degree at the Oregon Health and Science University in June 2007.

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Title Annotation:Members on the Move
Publication:Physician Executive
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Date:Nov 1, 2011
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