CONTACT: MICHAEL SONDERGARD
8798 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
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 chapters program committee.
Assisted by council members, Fieselmanns 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 Childrens 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
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 nations largest specialty organization and second largest