Cherry Valley Resident Chairman
Of American College Of Physicians
COOPERSTOWN – As of Saturday, April 13, 154,000 physicians from around the U.S. and the world are looking to Dr. Douglas M. DeLong for leadership.
Bassett Hospital’s DeLong, MD, FACP, 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 last Thursday through Saturday in Philadelphia.
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 has members in more than 145 countries worldwide. The ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and the second largest physician group after 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 and his bachelor of arts degree at Duke. He completed an internship and residency at Bassett Hospital 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.