The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians has nominated Renee L. Markovich, MD, for appointment to the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Education or to another commission where her skills and talents would benefit the Academy.
Clinical Associate Director at the Akron General Center for Family Medicine Residency Program in Akron, OH, Dr. Markovich directs obstetrics and pediatrics training and rotations. Having served on the Akron General Medical Center’s Continuing Medical Education Committee, the Core Content Review of Family Medicine’s Editorial Board, and as faculty advisor for the Family Medicine Interest Group at the Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, Dr. Markovich served previously as associate residency program director for five years. She has also served as the Core Content Review of Family Medicine’s clinical set problem editor. Before coming to Akron, she practiced rural family medicine in Hicksville, OH, where she served as chief of staff at Community Memorial Hospital and as associate clinical professor at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH.
A member the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors for nearly two decades, Dr. Markovich has held a multitude of committee and leadership positions including service as chapter president in 2007-08. She is currently Ohio’s delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates and she served previously as the chapter’s alternate delegate. In addition to her service with the state academy, Dr. Markovich served a two-year term as chair of the OAFP Foundation and was named, along with her parents, as OAFP Foundation Philanthropists of the Year in 2014. Furthermore, Dr. Markovich served a four-year term on the AAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development. She was elected as new physician alternate delegate/delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates in 2000 and 2001. She is a member of the LGBT constituency.
In his letter of chapter support, OAFP President Ryan Kauffman, MD, stated, “Known for her organizational skills, her ability to formulate and execute plans, and her vision for “outside-the-box” problem-solving, Dr. Markovich would bring valuable experience and expertise to any commission for which she was selected.”
Dr. Kauffman’s letter continues, “In 2010, Dr. Markovich completed the Parker Palmer Courage to Lead for Health Care fellowship that fosters personal and professional renewal through retreats that offer time and space to reflect on life and work. The experience was enlightening and beneficial not only in her personal life, but also in her professional work and would contribute in a positive way to her work on a national commission.”
“Knowing first hand of her commitment to family medicine and the diligence and skill with which she approaches all responsibilities, the OAFP strongly supports the appointment of Dr. Markovich to the AAFP Commission on Education or to another commission that would benefit from her energy, experience, and expertise,” the letter concludes.
Good luck, Dr. Markovich!