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School of Medicine Alumnus Isaac Opole '02 Named ACP President

Posted: 2024-05-07

Source: UCI School of Medicine
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UC Irvine School of Medicine alumnus Isaac O. Opole, PhD ’02, MD, has been named president of the American College of Physicians (ACP), representing internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists and medical students. His term began on April 20, 2024 at the conclusion of ACP’s annual business meeting. Opole, who has been an ACP Fellow since 2008, is a graduate of the University of Nairobi School of Medicine. He completed his graduate doctoral degree at UC Irvine in 2002 and his medical residency at the Kansas University Medical Center. He has practiced hospital medicine at the University of Kansas Health System for the last 19 years, and currently serves as the associate vice chancellor for student affairs and Ruth Bohan Teaching Professor of Medicine at the Kansas University Medical Center. Opole has been a life-long clinician-educator, focusing on building a strong clinical foundation among his trainees through curricular and institutional enhancements to improve patient and educational outcomes. He is also passionate about global health and health disparities and is a champion for advocacy in healthcare.