Weinberger Named CEO of ACP

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , July 7, 2010

Steven E. Weinberger, MD, has been promoted to executive vice president and CEO of the American College of Physicians, effective July 19. The selection was made after a national search and based on recommendations from a search committee appointed by the ACP Board of Regents.

Weinberger will administer ACP's activities in medical education and publishing, membership services, business development, and public policy. He succeeds John Tooker, MD, who announced his intention to step down last October. Tooker will serve as ACP?s associate executive vice president for one year to help the leadership transition.

A career administrator and board-certified internist and pulmonologist, Weinberger served as ACP's deputy executive vice president since 2009 and as senior vice president for medical education and publishing since 2004.

Before joining ACP, Weinberger was faculty associate dean for medical education and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

He also served as executive vice chair of the department of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and executive director of the Carl J. Shapiro Institution for Education and Research, an organization affiliated with both Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

ACP is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. Its members include 129,000 internists, related subspecialists, and medical students.

John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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