2017 Officer and Board Election Information
The American College of Correctional Physicians is seeking a president-elect and four board member positions. The bios of the candidates are listed below by position. Please vote for one president-elect and four board candidates.
Please see link below to place your vote.
Juan Rudy Nunez, MD, CCHP-P, FACCP
The American College of Correctional Physicians (Formerly SCP) is a unique organization giving recognition to physicians working in the field of correctional medicine. As a member for the past 13 years and serving three terms on the board I am grateful to its members whom have shared their experiences with me, educational conferences, CorrDocs, the official newsletter and through other ACCP sponsored educational activities. As future president I will continue supporting the ideals of its foundation, increase our membership enrollment and continue with the ground work begun in making correctional medicine a recognized medical specially.
A write-in option is available.
Jean R. Dauphin, D.O
Jean R. dauphin is a physician who began practicing correctional medicine over 20 yrs ago. He is originally from Haiti, West Indies and immigrated to the United States in 1969 after his beloved father passed away from chronic liver disease. Witnessing this event at such a very young age gave him the added encouragement needed to propel his life into the field of medicine. He subsequently completed High School in Brooklyn, New York, at Eastern District High School, followed by enrollment at the University of Maryland, majoring Microbiology. As part of his curriculum, Jean participated in scientific research at the National Institute of Health where his research focused on Immunology and Cancer. He then went to medical school in Florida at Nova Southeastern University, earning his degree of Doctor of Osteopathy. During medical school, in residency Jean won quite a few awards, including Community Service Award and Resident Leader Award.
Dr. Dauphin possess many talents that surely has helped him along the way. Jean speaks four languages ( French, Haitian Creole, Spanish, and English) fluently. In addition, one of Dr. Dauphin’s most recent accomplishments includes part author of a paper published in a reputable scientific journal. Outside of work however, Dr. Dauphin’s friends describe him as easy going and a great listener. These traits have served him well throughout his life, as a great husband, father, grandfather, and lastly as a physician.
Dr. Dauphin is a well rounded, hard working individual who prides himself in engaging the community and his fellow man. He would be proud to serve as a member of the ACCP Board and even more so honored should he get your vote and become elected, providing the organization with outstanding service.
Vote Dauphin for ACCP Board member !
Jeff Keller, MD, CCHP-P, FACCP
Greetings fellow members of the ACCP! I am honored to be nominated for a position on the ACCP Board of Directors. Correctional Medicine, both jails and prisons, has been my true calling for more than 20 years. I strongly believe in the importance of our work on behalf of an underserved and disadvantaged population. I also believe that Correctional Medicine is a legitimate medical specialty on its own. It is time for us to claim our place alongside the other medical specialties! ACCP is the way to do this. I look forward to having an official ACCP representative to the American Medical Association! I am excited about all of the other ways that ACCP can help us: educational conferences and CMEs, social media and events, recruiting new practitioners to the field, lobbying on our behalf and many more. Whether elected to this position or not, I will help ACCP in any way that I am able. I look forward to working with all of you!
32 years practice in Internal Medicine/ Oncology much of it in solo practice. I entered corrections 14 years ago and currently serve as director of oncology services for Corizonhealth. Additional work experience as a site surveyor for the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, Medical director for both Prudential and Aetna US Healthcare, Medical Director of various Hospice agencies and have served as the Medical Director of a Community Hospital Cancer Center Program affiliated with a National Comprehensive Cancer Network affiliated tertiary care hospital (Fox Chase Cancer Center).
My career in corrections included primary care intake, chronic care, infirmary and sick call for segregated and general population at SCI-Graterford in Pennsylvania. Working together with an excellent staff of nurses and physicians we established an on- site palliative care program and on- site chemotherapy administration.
After a family move to the Washington state in 2008 but my corrections career continued utilizing a combination of telemedicine and on-site visits to SCI Graterford
Upon expiration of the Pennsylvania contact in 2013, I joined corporate supportive care team for Corizonhealth based in Brentwood Tenn. My current position involves direct patient care via telemedicine plus oversight of hematology/oncology care across numerous contracts as well as working closely with our primary care providers on clinical issues including utilization management and review of sentinel events
I am a firm believer in organized correctional medicine organizations and have been an active participant in the educational and organizational endeavors of both NCCHC and ACCP. The current national debate over health care shares some of the same root problems as are common in correctional health care. The ‘Buy and Bill’ program (paying physicians drugs plus a 6% stocking fee) encourages specialist physicians to utilize the newest and most expensive medications many of which have not been adequately tested in our population. The costly intensive care delivered in the final months of life can be better channeled to providing more basic primary care to our patients.
My career in correctional medicine has been extremely rewarding, but much more needs to be done to provide a safe, physically and financially secure environment that will allow future correctional physicians the opportunity to take our field into the future
I look forward to sharing my experience and insight to help guide the American Academy of Correctional Physicians thru the complicated healthcare landscape
- Elevating the perception of correctional healthcare within medicine "making it the best of the best"
- Increasing training and certification opportunities for health care workers to build a stronger pool of new recruits and solidifying the identity of correctional healthcare as a specialty
- Improving productivity and work/life balance for physicians with technology
- Developing more evidence based guidance for healthcare staff who work within prisons
- Advocating IRB approved research as a means to guide clinical and operational practice nationally
To place your vote, click on the link below and follow the survey instructions:
Please respond by September 11, 2017 as voting will close at 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2017