Huntington, NY - Nick Fitterman, MD, FACP, FHM, Northport, has been elected Governor of the American College of Physicians (ACP) for the Long Island Region. Dr. Fitterman, who is director of the Hospitalist Program and Chief of Staff at Huntington Hospital, will begin a one-year term as Governor-elect in April, followed by a four-year term as Governor.
The ACP Board of Governors (BOG) serves in an advisory capacity to the College's Board of Regents (BOR), which is responsible for establishing College policy. In his role as Governor, Dr. Fitterman will be an advocate for internal medicine and will act as a resource in several areas, including patient care, medical education, health care policy, public issues and College policy. Dr. Fitterman’s will also serve as the official representative of the ACP within the region, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level.
A member of the hospital’s medical staff since 1992, Dr. Fitterman helped launch the Hospitalist Program in 2006. Through this program, specialists in the care of hospitalized patients are on site, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to respond to the evolving healthcare needs of inpatients.
Dr. Fitterman has assumed other leadership roles within the hospital, serving as Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and director of Continuing Medical Education for the Department of Medicine. He has been recognized by the American College of Physicians through its “Honor Roll of Top 100 Hospitalists.” He recently earned the Fellow in Hospital Medicine designation from the Society of Hospital Medicine and serves as President of the organization’s Long Island chapter.
He has served on panels for a number of prestigious national organizations, including the American Board of Internal Medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Quality Forum.