Patience H. White, MD, MA, MACP
Candidate Statement: As a proud member of the ACP for 20 years, I have focused on medical education, advocacy, and clinical care especially for youth with disabilities moving into adulthood. I would bring strengths in building coalitions to improve medical processes, developing educational programs and advocacy. If elected to the Board of Governors, I would continue to support the outstanding work of the chapter’s members, increase membership outreach especially to underrepresented internists and collaborate with the local AAP, AAFP, Medical Society of DC and other professional organizations on educational programs and to advocate for common concerns. I bring experience working on AAP national committees, developing a certificate in medical education with GWU School of Education, working with the ACP Council of Subspecialty Societies, leading the committee that published the AAP/AAFP/ACP joint clinical report on transitions of care and as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow on Capitol Hill.
Medical School Education: Harvard Medical School
Post-Doctoral Training: Rheumatology
Certification: Board Certified in Rheumatology, ABIM
Present Position: Co-director, Got Transition National Center; Faculty, Division of Rheumatology, GWUSMHS
ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Member, Governor’s Advisory Council; Member, Advocacy Committee
ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2012; Mastership 2019; As part of the ACP High Value Care Initiative, I worked with the Council on Subspecialty Societies to develop the ACP Pediatric to Adult Care Transitions Initiative condition specific tools. I chaired the committee that published the joint 2018 AAP/AAFP/ACP Clinical Report: Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home
Other Appointments/Activities: I volunteer for the Frontier Nursing Service, Wendover, KY being an active trustee today engaging in activities in the Frontier Nursing University and playing an advisory role with strategic planning; Board of Directors, Mary’s Center, Washington DC; As an emeritus professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences, I volunteer to teach musculoskeletal sessions at Children’s National Hospital to medical students each year.
Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Quality Improvement in transition from pediatric to adult health care; Medical Education; Public Policy and Advocacy