Ryan Mire ’89 Named President of Prestigious American College of Physicians

Posted May 7, 2021 / Last updated June 22, 2021

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In May 2021, Blue Jay Dr. Ryan Mire ’89 was named president-elect of the prestigious American College of Physicians. The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States. He will be installed officially as President in April 2022.

At Jesuit, Mire played on the varsity football team and was awarded the Morris B. Redmann, Jr., Leadership Excellence Award. Mire After graduating from Jesuit, Mire received a degree in biology from Rhodes College, his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Memphis College of Medicine, and completed both his internship and residency (where he was chief resident) at the Medical College of Virginia.

His prolific career as a practitioner and researcher have been recognized by many professional organizations. He currently lives in Tennessee and serves on both the Rhodes College Board of Trustees and on the Executive Committee for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Alumni Council.

The following information was provided by the American College of Physicians upon his election:

Philadelphia — Ryan D. Mire, MD, FACP has been named President-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP) representing internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Dr. Mire’s term as President-elect began on Saturday, May 2, 2021 at the conclusion of ACP’s Annual Business Meeting and he will be formally installed as President in April of 2022.

Dr. Mire will be the fourth African-American physician to serve in the office President following the distinguished Gerald E. Thomson, M.D., MACP (1995-96), Charles K. Francis, M.D., MACP (2004-2005), and Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP (2015-2016).

A proud native of New Orleans, LA, but current resident of Nashville, TN, Dr. Mire is a private practice internal medicine physician, past-President of Heritage Medical Associates, and holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education for the University of Tennessee Health College of Medicine. He has served as the Vice Chief of Medicine and Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at Ascension St. Thomas West Hospital.
Dr. Mire has served on the ACP Board of Regents since 2017. He chaired ACP’s Medical Practice and Quality Committee for two consecutive years and served on other committees during his Regent term. He was also the national Chair of the ACP Council of Young Physicians. He is a member of the Tennessee Governor’s Council, served as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee, and was a recipient of the Laureate Award for the Tennessee ACP Chapter. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 2006. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes professional accomplishments, demonstrated scholarship, ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of internal medicine.

Dr. Mire earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Rhodes College located in Memphis, TN. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also served as Chief Resident. After completion of his Chief Resident year, Dr. Mire relocated to Nashville where he has since been in private practice.

Professionally, Dr. Mire is a life member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and a member of the National Medical Association. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
In addition to leadership within ACP, he also serves on the Rhodes College Board of Trustees and as a member of the Executive Committee for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Alumni Council.

Areas of professional interest and expertise for Dr. Mire include independent practice, preventative medicine, health equity, and medical profession mentorship.