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US Army internal medicine Masters, Fellows honored by American College of Physicians
Date:5/15/2012

physicians who choose to make the Army their career and the extraordinary opportunities Army medicine offers them," said Col. Jeanne Tofferi, M.D., MPH, FACP, internal medicine consultant to the Army Surgeon General. "Both of them have made tremendous contributions to our nation through teaching, medical practice and research."

On April 19, during the ACP annual meeting in New Orleans, six Army internal medicine physicians and subspecialists joined their Army ACP Chapter Governor, Col. Lisa Zacher, M.D., FACP, for a convocation ceremony during which they were inducted as Fellows of the American College of Physicians (FACP). These physicians included: Lt. Col. Michael G. Rossman, M.D. (Rheumatology), Daniel W. Franks, D.O. (Internal Medicine), Maj. Kimberly C. Salazar (Allergy/Immunology), Maj. Paige E. Waterman, M.D. (Infectious Disease), Anne B. Rossignol, M.D. (Hospice Care & Palliative Medicine) and Mark Garfinkle, M.D. (Internal Medicine).

Criteria for Fellowship include board certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, recognition by other internists for excellence and skill in medical practice, teaching or research, and commitment to continued education and advanced training. Fellows of ACP are recommended by their peers based on character, ethics and excellence in medical practice, and undergo the review by ACP's Credentials Subcommittee.

"The Army makes board certification and continuing medical education a top priority," said Col. Zacher, who is also the pulmonary consultant to the Army surgeon general and chief, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center. "The fact that so many Army physicians have become Fellows of the ACP speaks to their professional excellence in internal medicine and dedication to the highest quality of patient care."

The following Army internists and subspecialists were elected as Fellows in 2012 (listed by Army medical center or affiliation):

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