Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates on June 14, 2022.

Officers and four councils are elected by the American Medical Association House of Delegates (HOD) at the Annual Meeting. The elections are by secret ballot and are conducted under the supervision of the Committee on Rules and Credentials and the chief teller, who are appointed by the speaker and vice speaker, who are responsible for overall administration of the elections.

Suja Mathew, MD




The American College of Physicians (ACP) is proud to sponsor Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, for election to the Council on Medical Education. She is endorsed by the Specialty and Service Society (SSS) and Minority Affairs Section (MAS).

Dr. Mathew has spent much of her career in medical education. A graduate of the Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Dr. Mathew has held many positions in education leadership including an internal medicine residency program, directing clinical education and serving as associate professor. At Cook County Health System, she served as course director for the pathophysiology course for all second-year medical students at Rush Medical College, program director of the Stroger Hospital of Cook County internal medicine residency program, and chair of medicine. As chair, she oversaw internal medicine, dermatology and neurology service delivery, as well as the training of hundreds of residents, fellows and medical students. She currently serves as chief clinical officer for Atlantic Health System, where she oversees all medical student programs, nine residencies, and six fellowships.

Dr. Mathew has a passion for faculty development and mentoring. Many of her mentees have subsequently received promotion and national recognition. She initiated a women’s networking program to support women in their clinical, academic and leadership advancement. She regularly sponsors residents and faculty and provides support to international medical graduates who are seeking careers in the U.S. She has received honors from ACP, Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Medical Women’s Association, the Arthur P. Gold Foundation, Congressman Danny Davis, and Women of Impact. In 2022, the Cook County Department of Medicine renamed its humanitarian award to the Suja Mathew, M.D. Humanitarian Award in her honor.

Dr. Mathew has extensive experience in organized medicine, serving the ACP as Regent, Governor for Northern Illinois and on several committees including the Health and Public Policy (chair), Performance Measurement, and Governance committees. For the AMA, Dr. Mathew serves as a senior physician advisor, working with health systems and GME programs around the country to support professional satisfaction, wellness, and practice transformation.

Dr. Mathew’s experience with these organizations and as a clinician, teacher and leader give her important perspectives on how to achieve the highest quality of education to maintain the excellent clinical care provided by the physicians in this country. She will bring this perspective to the Council on Medical Education.

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Dr. Mathew is a longstanding volunteer at several community organizations providing food, clothing and other essential needs to the underserved population in Chicago. Since 2019 she has chaired Doctors for a Hunger Free America, a nationwide, nonprofit service and advocacy organization that is helping to lead the movement to ensure that all Americans have access to sufficient, nutritious food.

She and her husband, Jacob Mathew, have two sons, James and Phillip.

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Undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education must ensure that we are equipped to care for the complex needs of our patients. Simultaneously, training programs must be designed to meet the needs of learners. The future of our profession depends on our ability to self-regulate training and credentialing, and I consider it a great privilege to contribute to our profession in this way. I will bring my extensive experience with medical education, complex patient care and policy making to the council. I hope to help extend the already strong voice of our AMA to improve the lives of our members and patients. I humbly request your vote.

Learn more about Dr. Mathew at acponline.org/suja.

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