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Biographical Sketch and Vision Statement for the Governor-elect

Henrique Grunspun, MD, FACP

Congratulations to the Brazil Chapter Governor-elect, Henrique Grunspun, MD, FACP. He will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2014. As Governor, Dr. Grunspun will serve as the official representative of the College for the Brazil Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Grunspun will be working closely with Dr. Del Giglio, the current Governor, and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Grunspun, please read his bio and vision statement below.

PLACE OF BIRTH: Sao Paulo-Brazil

EDUCATION: Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo (FMUSP)

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (HC-FMUSP)

CERTIFICATION: Awarded the distinction of Clinical Medicine Specialist by the Brazilian Society of Clinical Medicine in 1998, Certificate to Practice Emergency Care by the Brazilian Society of Clinical Medicine, received in November 2003

PRESENT POSITION: Staff Physician at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo- Brazil, Support Physician at the Emergency Care Center of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein

ACP ACTIVITIES: Elected Fellow of ACP in 07/2008, Attended ACP meeting in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Member of the Bioethics Commission of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein from 2005 to present, Elected Chief of the Bioethics Commission of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in 2012

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Director and First flutist in the Physician’s Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Bioethics

Vision Statement

Advancements in medical knowledge result from highly specialized research but a human being in ill health is an extremely complex and integrated system. If scientific medicine advances through medical specialties, clinical advance has to be obtained by way of internal medicine. The ACP performs an essential and unique role in the integrated development of the general practitioner. Strengthening the Brazilian Chapter of the ACP is fundamental to the development of Clinical Medicine in Brazil. The seeking of new members, stimulating fellowship applications from qualified members and strengthening the meetings of the Brazilian Chapter are compulsory undertakings. Currently, when the commercial relationships between Brazil and the USA are favorable, the development of a policy aimed at facilitating the adhesion of new Brazilian members, such as for example, the payment of joining fees in installments and in local currency, would be one way of increasing the Brazilian Chapter of the ACP.