NYACP Call for Nominations


New York Chapter ACP is soliciting nominations for 7 upcoming vacancies on the Council for three year terms beginning April 2023.

Nominations Process

The bylaws require that the President of the Chapter appoint a Nominations Committee comprised of members representing each of the Chapter’s regions where a vacancy is occurring and appoint the committee chair. The committee solicits input from current councilors, district presidents and members regarding potential candidates for open Council seats.  The nominee's mailing address and zip code on file with ACP's membership office must be in the district or region where the seat is open (see box below).

The Nominations Committee will then consider and evaluate all FACP and MACP candidates submitted for nomination. The committee will formulate a Slate of Nominations with one candidate for each open seat.

The Slate of Nominations will be distributed to the membership eligible to vote with a 30-day time frame for approval or alternative candidates to be nominated. Alternative candidates must submit the endorsement of 2.5% of the membership in the applicable District or Region.

The Council will review and approve the election of all nonā€contested nominees. Ballots will be sent to the members of the District/Region for voting in contested elections, with final election by those ballots returned.

What is a Councilor Expected To Do?

Governance - Council members will attend three meetings of the Council/Board each year.  The Council is the formal decision-making body for all policy, service and fiscal decisions for the Chapter.

Communicate with Colleagues - The Council member, working along with the District President, is the liaison between leadership and local NYACP members. It is the responsibility of the council member to communicate to local colleagues the many programs and services provided by the Chapter.  The Councilor will provide feedback to the NYACP Council/Board on membership needs and emerging issues. All activities are supported by Chapter staff.

Promote Membership and Fellowship- Councilors are asked to become more involved in membership recruitment, retention and Advancement to ACP Fellowship.

Educational Planning - Councilors work with the District President to assist with local events, encourage member participation, and support the local internal medicine community.

7 Open Council Seats:

New Councilors will serve a three-year term on the Council/Board from April 2023-April 2026. 

See Regional/District map

•    Manhattan District Councilor
•    Brooklyn/Queens/Staten Island Region Councilor-At-Large
•    Staten Island District Councilor
•    Long Island Region Councilor-At-Large
•    Hudson Valley Central District Councilor
•    Upstate Region Councilor-At-Large
•    Suffolk District Councilor

The other 14 Council Seats whose terms continue are:
Paul Kuperschmid, MD, FACP          - Manhattan/Bronx Region  Councilor-At-Large
Amit Saxena, MD, FACP                   - Bronx District Councilor
Cori Salvit, MD, FACP                       -Manhattan District Councilor (1 of 2)
Ofek Hai, MD, FACP                          - Brooklyn District Councilor
Matsuko Takeshige, DO, FACP         -Queens District Councilor
Tejas Patel, MD, FACP                     - Nassau West District Councilor
R. Jayman-Aeristide, MD, FACP     - Nassau East District Councilor
Ashutossh Naaraayan, MD, FACP   - Hudson Valley South District Councilor
Marie Lamsen, MD, FACP                - Hudson Valley Region Councilor-At-Large    
Anush Patel, MD, FACP                   - Hudson Valley Capital District Councilor
Viren Kaul, MD, FACP                      - Syracuse District Councilor
Daniel Molloy, MD, FACP                - Buffalo District Councilor
Valentin Guset, MD, FACP              - Rochester District Councilor
Mohammad Samih, MBBS, FACP   -Southern Tier District Councilor

To Be Eligible:

•    The nominee must be a Fellow or Master of the College (FACP/MACP).
•    The nominee's ACP mailing address and zip code must be in the district or region where the seat is open.
•    Submit nomination(s) using NYACP Bio-Sketch Form only.
•    Individuals may nominate themselves.

How to Submit a Nomination:

Please submit the candidate’s name, and bio-sketch form to the Nominations Committee Chairs, Parag Mehta MD, FACP, and Leslie Algase, MD, FACP c/o Karen LaBello at klabello@nyacp.org
Deadline is September 12, 2022.

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