American College of Physicians
Elevates Cherry Valley Resident
PHILADELPHIA – Bassett Hospital’s Douglas M. DeLong, M.D., was elevated to chairman of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians during Internal Medicine Meeting 2019, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held here Thursday through Saturday.
The Board of Regents is the main policy-making body of the ACP, which is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States, and had members in more than 145 countries worldwide. The ACP is considered second only to the AMA (American Medical Association) in bringing physicians’ perspective to bear in national policy.
A resident of Cherry Valley, Dr. DeLong is the chief of Bassett Hospital’s Division of General Internal Medicine, and an associate clinical professor of medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
Previously, he chaired the organization’s Board of Governors and, before then, was governor of New York’s Hudson Valley chapter.
He has been a member of various committees and councils, including New York Chapter Public Health and Policy Committee. He participated in the New York Chapter’s Leadership Day, and ACP’s Leadership Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. DeLong received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Duke University. He completed an internship and residency at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown and was named chief medical resident.
He has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 1994. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine.