John D. “Jack” Myers, MD, FACP, has been named Governor of the Texas Northern Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. His term began during Internal Medicine Meeting 2017, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in San Diego from March 30-April 1.
Dr. Myers is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, division director of general internal medicine, vice-chairman of the Department of Medicine and Educational Affairs at the Texas A&M College of Medicine in Temple, TX. He received his medical degree at the Texas A&M College of Medicine in 1997 and completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN.
Governors are elected by local ACP members and serve four-year terms. Working with a local council, they supervise ACP chapter activities, appoint members to local committees, and preside at regional meetings. They also represent members by serving on the ACP Board of Governors.
Prior to becoming Governor, Dr. Myers was president of the Texas Chapter of the ACP Services, interim treasurer, and served on the Chapter Board of Directors, Membership and Chapter Associate Committees. In 2009, he was named a Fellow of the College (FACP), an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to practice of medicine. The main areas of professional interest for Dr. Myers include undergraduate and graduate medical education, patient-centered medical home organization and preventive medicine.
About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States. ACP members include 148,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.