Joseph W. Stubbs, MD

American College of Physicians

Joseph W. Stubbs, MD, FACP, an internist practicing in Albany, Ga., is 2009-2010 President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. He became President during Internal Medicine 2009, the ACP scientific meeting, held April 23-25 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Dr. Stubbs served two terms on the ACP Board of Regents, the organization’s main policymaking body. He also served as Chair of the ACP Medical Service Committee. Dr. Stubbs has served on the 2003 ACP Scientific Program Committee, the Member Insurance Subcommittee, the Publication Committee, and the Managed Care Subcommittee. He has also been Chair of ACP Services. He is in his second term on the Board of Trustees of the ACP Foundation and is currently Chair-elect of the ACP Foundation for 2009-2010.

Dr. Stubbs has been active in the ACP Georgia Chapter, joining the Governor’s Council in 1988 and serving on the Public and Professional Communications Committee, the Health and Public Policy Committee, and as Chapter Secretary. He was elected to serve the 1999-2003 term as ACP Governor for Georgia. In 2003, he was named a Laureate of the Georgia Chapter. That year, the Georgia Chapter was recognized by ACP with an Evergreen Award for outstanding chapter activities in the advocacy area.

Dr. Stubbs graduated, summa cum laude, from The College of William and Mary in 1975. He received his medical degree, summa cum laude, from Emory University School of Medicine in 1979. His postdoctoral training included an internship, residency in internal medicine and primary care, and training as chief resident at the University of Washington affiliated hospitals in Seattle. Dr. Stubbs is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine.