COOPERSTOWN – Douglas M. DeLong, MD, FACP, chief of internal medicine at Bassett Hospital, has been named chair-elect of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.
His term began during Internal Medicine Meeting 2018, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in New Orleans from April 19-21. The Board of Regents is the main policy-making body of the College.
A resident of Cherry Valley, Dr. DeLong is also an associate clinical professor of medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
Prior to his term on ACP’s Board of Regents, he served as Chair of ACP’s Board of Governors. He has been a member of various committees and councils within the College, including ACP’s New York Chapter’s Public Health and Policy Committee and participated in the New York Chapter’s Leadership Day, and ACP’s Leadership Day of Capitol Hill in D.C.
Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. DeLong received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina (UNC) 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.