Dr. Carrie A. Horwitch will become a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Her term will begin during Internal Medicine 2014 – the ACP annual scientific meeting in Orlando, Fla., April 10-12. The Board of Regents is the main policy-making body of the College.
A resident of Seattle, Horwitch is a general internist and key faculty member of the Internal Medicine residency program at Virginia Mason Medical Center. She is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine and Health Services at the University of Washington, Seattle. She served on ACP’s board of governors, where she was the governor of the Washington chapter from 2010-2014. Horwitch serves on several of ACP’s committees, including the Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committees, the Clinical Skills Subcommittee and ACP’s High Value Care Committee.
Horwitch earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, San Diego; her master’s in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and her medical degree from the University of Arizona, Tucson. She received her diploma of tropical medicine and hygiene from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
She has been a fellow of ACP since 2004. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. The main areas of professional interest for Horwitch include HIV care, general internal medicine, medical education, ethics and prevention of disease . Horwitch has worked in several countries in Africa training and mentoring health care workers in the care of patients with HIV.