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Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP

Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education,
and Chief Executive Officer of ACGME International;
Professor of Medicine (vol.), Jefferson Medical College

Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP is chief executive officer of both the ACGME and ACGME International (ACGME-I); Professor of Medicine (vol.), Jefferson Medical College; and senior scholar in the Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine.

Dr. Nasca graduated from the University of Notre Dame with High Honors, and is an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of Jefferson Medical College. Prior to joining the ACGME, Dr. Nasca served as senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Thomas Jefferson University, and as the Anthony and Gertrude DePalma Dean of Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Nasca left the deanship at Jefferson to assume the leadership of the ACGME in December 2007. In May 2009, Dr. Nasca became the founding president of ACGME-I.

Dr. Nasca is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. Dr. Nasca has been a member and leader of a number of organizations with a mission of advancing excellence in medical education. He was a member of the Council of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), having served as both secretary treasurer and president. He served as associate editor of the Nephrology Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program for the American College of Physicians (ACP), and was a member of the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination Steering and Writing Committees, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, and the Federated Council for Internal Medicine. He is a former chair of the ACGME Review Committee for Internal Medicine, and served as special accreditation consultant to that Review Committee and the ACGME. Dr. Nasca was a member of the Council on Graduate Medical Education of the Department of Health and Human Services and the US Congress.

Dr. Nasca’s professional memberships have included the International Society of Nephrology, American Society of Nephrology, ACP, the American Society for Apheresis, and APDIM. He is a former member of the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges, former member of the Board of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and the National Board of Medical Examiners, a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and was elected a master of the American College of Physicians in 2006. Dr. Nasca served on the Initiative to Transform Medical Education of the American Medical Association and on the Committee to Evaluate the US Medical Licensing Examination, and is a past member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. He currently co-chairs the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience.

Dr. Nasca received the Dema C. Daley Founders Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine Education from APDIM, the Rev. Clarence Shaffrey, S.J. Award from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, the John C. Leonard Award from the Association of Hospital Medical Education, the Jefferson Medical College Alumni Achievement Award, and the Founders Award from the Dr. Thomas Dooley Society of the University of Notre Dame. He was named one of the 50 Most Powerful/Influential Physician Executives in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Modern Healthcare, and most recently received Honorary Doctoral degrees from the University of Toledo, Wake Forest University, and Commonwealth Medical College. He is the author of over 160 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and other publications, and has delivered more than 450 invited lectures on topics related to medical education.

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