BIRMINGHAM — William A. Curry, M.D., has been named governor of the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists. Dr. Curry is a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and associate dean for Primary Care and Rural Health at the UAB School of Medicine.
The Board of Governors is an advisory board to the ACP Board of Regents, and implements national projects in addition to representing members at the national level. Dr. Curry’s term began during the Internal Medicine Meeting 2019, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in Philadelphia from April 11-13.
A resident of Birmingham, Dr. Curry earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University and became a master of ACP in 2017. Election to mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments.
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 Alabama Chapter of ACP, Dr. Curry has served on the Chapter Council and Awards Committee, which he also chaired.
Dr. Curry is a past president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and has been a member of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and the Alabama State Committee of Public Health.