Marvin Kolb, M.D., chief medical officer at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Calif., was installed as president of the 10,000-member American College of Physician Executives at the group's annual meeting in Las Vegas.
About 880 registrants are attending the session, the second-largest turnout in the history of the association. Kolb replaces Scott Ransom, D.O., an associate professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, who concluded his one-year term as president.
Barry Silbaugh, M.D., vice president of medical operations at Catholic Health Initiatives, Albuquerque, replaces Kolb as vice president of the association.
Also, three new members were elected to the ACPE's 11-person board: Gregg Pane, M.D., system vice president for quality at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit; Michael Patmas, M.D., director of Providence Ambulatory Care and Education Center, Portland, Ore.; and Cynthia Sherry, M.D., president of Southwest Imaging and Interventional Specialists, Dallas.