Davisson named local governor of national doctors’ group

Laura M. Davisson, MD, MPH, FACP, has been named Governor of the West Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. The Board of Governors is an advisory board to the Board of Regents, and implements national projects in addition to representing members at the national level.

Her term began during the Internal Medicine Meeting 2019, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in Philadelphia from April 11-13.

A resident of Morgantown, WV, Dr. Davisson is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, and attended West Virginia University for her medical degree. Dr. Davisson is active in resident and student teaching, and also serves as residency associate program director. In addition to outpatient and inpatient internal medicine, she practices obesity medicine. She became a Fellow of ACP (FACP) in 2009. Fellowship is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine.

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.

Within the West Virginia Chapter of ACP, Dr. Davisson has served on the Governor’s Advisory Council and as a member of the Program Planning Committee. She has also served as chair of the Scientific Program.

About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP membership includes 154,000 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.