ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Thomas J. Nasca

Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP

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. Dr. Nasca is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with High Honors, is an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of Jefferson Medical College, completed his internship, residency, and was chief medical resident at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, and completed his nephrology fellowship at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

Dr. Nasca has been involved in medical education since 1981. He was the Chairman and Residency Program Director of the Department of Medicine and Director of Medical Services at The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nasca assumed the role of Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine of Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1992, with leadership responsibility for the medical student, residency and fellowship educational programs of the department.  Dr. Nasca was then named the Associate Dean for Education and Research for the Jefferson Health System, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Affiliations. He was appointed Acting Dean of Jefferson Medical College in July, 2000, and then appointed Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of Thomas Jefferson University, Dean of Jefferson Medical College, and President of Jefferson University Physicians in January, 2001. In April, 2007 Dr. Nasca was named the first Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean of Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Nasca left the deanship at Jefferson to assume the leadership of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in December, 2007. In May, 2009 Dr. Nasca became the founding CEO of ACGME-International, LLC.

Dr. Nasca is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.  He was 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 MKSAP for the American College of Physicians (ACP), was a member of the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination Steering and Writing Committees, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), and the Federated Council for Internal Medicine (FCIM).  He is a former Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine (RRC-IM), served as special accreditation consultant to the RRC-IM and the ACGME. Dr. Nasca was a member of the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Congress. Dr. Nasca’s professional memberships have included the International Society of Nephrology, American Society of Nephrology, ACP, American Society for Apheresis, and APDIM. He is a former member of the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), former member of the Board of the Exchange Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), 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 (ITME) of the American Medical Association, the Committee to Evaluate the US Medical Licensing Examination (CEUP), and is a past member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Among many honors and honorary degrees, Dr. Nasca has received the Dema C. Daley Founders Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine Education from the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, the Rev. Clarence Shaffrey, S.J. Award from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and the 2010 Jefferson Medical College Alumni Achievement Award. He was named one of the 50 most powerful/influential physician executives in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Modern Healthcare. He is the author of over 120 peer reviewed articles, chapters, and other publications, and has delivered more than 350 invited lectures and presentations worldwide on topics related to medical education. Dr. Nasca and his wife, Jean Styslinger Nasca, are the proud parents of four sons, and one grandson.