ECU physician named governor-elect of the American College of Physicians

Dr. Lacy Hobgood

Dr. Lacy Hobgood (Contributed photo)

Dr. Lacy Hobgood, medical director of the ECU Physicians Adult and Pediatric Health Center, has been named governor-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP). He will serve in that capacity from April 13 until he assumes the role of governor effective Oct. 1, 2019.

The ACP is an international organization composed of 154,000 internists, subspecialists, residents, fellows and medical students and is considered the professional home for internal medicine.

Hobgood, also the division head and clinical associate professor of internal medicine and pediatrics in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, will serve as the official representative of the ACP’s North Carolina Chapter to the national organization.

“It is an honor and an extraordinary opportunity to represent North Carolina in the American College of Physicians,” Hobgood said. “The experience will give me new perspectives in medicine and allow me to exchange ideas on best practices in internal medicine with my peers on an international level.”

Hobgood is currently a member of the NC Chapter of the ACP Governors Council as well as the ACP’s National Council of Early Career Physicians and Medical Practice and Quality Committee. He serves on the Vidant Medical Center Ethics Committee and the Vidant Health/ECU Physicians Ambulatory Advisory Council.

Hobgood’s awards include a 2017 ECU Centennial Award for Excellence and the Dale Newton and Andy Brinn Award in 2016 and 2017 for exceptional teaching and compassionate mentorship of ECU medicine-pediatrics residents.

Hobgood practiced in Anson County for Wadesboro Family Medicine before joining the ECU faculty in 2010.

He earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and completed his residency training in medicine and pediatrics at Christiana Care Health Systems in Newark, Delaware.


-by Kelly R. Dilda, University Communications