Michelle Rossi, MD, FACP has become Governor of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Her term began April 2011 at the ACP annual scientific meeting in New Orleans, LA.
A resident of Gainesville, Fl., Dr. Rossi is an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at the University of Florida and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. She works as an academic hospitalist at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. She is currently serving as Governor-Elect in transition for the ACP Governor position. 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.
A native of Detroit, MI, Dr. Rossi earned a Bachelor of Science degree the University of Notre Dame and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida. She completed an Internal Medicine residency and internship at the University of Florida. Dr. Rossi has served ACP as Treasurer from 2011-present, Secretary 2008-2011, and as Chair of the Medical Economics Regulatory Committee since 2006. She was recently named one of the ACP Hospitalist magazine’s “Top Hospitalists of 2011”. She will be awarded a LEAD (Leadership Enhancement and Development) certificate from ACP in New Orleans as well.
Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Rossi has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 2006. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. The main areas of professional interest for Dr. Rossi include hospital-based medicine and medical education pertaining to procedural/simulation training, advanced communication skills, and leadership development in resident physicians. Dr. Rossi has also been involved in the National Wildlife Federation as a volunteer for environmental advocacy and as a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Dreams of a Lifetime for Cancer Patients.
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