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Release: May 11, 1999

Fieselmann elected local governor of physician organization

IOWA CITY, Iowa — John F. Fieselmann, M.D., a University of Iowa Health Care internist and subspecialist in pulmonary disease, has been elected to a four-year term as governor of the Iowa chapter of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM).

The ACP, founded in 1915, and the ASIM, founded in 1956, merged in July 1998. Membership comprises over 115,000 internal medicine physicians and medical students, including more than 800 in the Iowa Chapter. Internists are specialists in adult medicine and provide comprehensive care to adult patients.

Fieselmann has served as vice president of the statewide chapter (1991-94) and as a member of the chapter’s program committee.

Assisted by council members, Fieselmann’s responsibilities include planning scientific meetings, issuing credentials to new members, and disseminating ACP-ASIM policy. He also represents Iowa members on the ACP-ASIM Board of Governors.

Fieselmann is a clinical associate professor in the UI department of internal medicine and director of the Joint Office for Clinical Outreach Services and Clinical Care Coordination at the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics.

He received his bachelor's and medical degrees at the UI. His post-doctoral training included an internship at the Rhode Island Hospital, followed by a residency, pulmonary fellowship and service as a chief resident at the UIHC.

He is a member of the Children’s Hospital of Iowa advisory subcommittee and an executive board member of the American Lung Association of Iowa. He also has served as governor of the Iowa chapter of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Fieselmann has been instrumental in the expansion of outreach clinics throughout eastern Iowa and has spearheaded the development of Ambulatory Care Standards of Excellence.

He is board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in pulmonary disease and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

The ACP-ASIM is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing continuing medical education for its members so that internists may provide the best quality care for their patients. Based in Philadelphia, it is the nation’s largest specialty organization and second largest medical organization.