Washington, DC: Dr. George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, has been named President of the American College of Physicians (ACP) representing internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students, a press release from ACP said.
According to an Aug. 13, 2021 press release from University of Massachusetts Medical School, where Dr. Abraham is professor of medicine, his term at ACP began on April 25, at the conclusion of the APC’s annual business meeting, prior to which he was president-elect of the organization.
He is the first physician of Indian origin to secure this coveted position, noted the Association of Kerala Medical Graduates.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a diverse community of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists and with 161,000 members in countries across the globe, ACP is the largest medical-specialty society in the world, according to the website of the organization.
At the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Abraham serves as Chief of Medicine and Emeritus President of the Medical staff at Saint Vincent Hospital, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services.
Dr. Abraham has served ACP in many capacities including his time on the Board of Governors as Governor of the Massachusetts Chapter, followed by election as Chair of the Board of Governors.
He earned his medical degree from Christian Medical College in India and a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin congratulated Dr. Abraham Aug. 21, noting that this was the first time in its 105-year history that the ACP selected a physician of Indian origin as its leader.
“It is matter of great pride for all of us that Dr. George Abraham has been elected president of American College of Physicians (ACP) the largest association of American internal medicine physicians with a membership of nearly 170,000 physicians,” said Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) the largest ethnic medical association in the United States.