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Meet Our Governor-elect Designee

Japan Chapter

Congratulations to the Japan Chapter Governor-Elect Designee, Fumiaki Ueno, MD, MACP. Our new Governor-elect Designee will do a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2015. As Governor, Dr. Ueno will serve as the official representative of the College for the Japan Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Ueno will be working closely with Dr. Kobayashi (the current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Ueno, feel free to read his bio below.


Funiaki Ueno, MD, MACP
Dr. Ueno

EDUCATION: School: Keio Univ. Sch. of Med., Tokyo, Japan, Degree: M.D; Date of Graduation: March, 1973

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internship: Institution: US Air Force Hosp., Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan, Type: Rotating Internship, Inclusive Dates: 1973-74, Residency: Institution: Tulane Univ. Sch. of Med., New Orleans, LA, Type: Residency in Int. Med., Inclusive Dates: 1974-77, Fellowship: Institution: Tokai Univ. Sch. of Med., Kanagawa, Japan, Type: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Inclusive Dates: 1977-80

CERTIFICATION: Diplomate, American Board of Int. Med., June, 1977; valid at present, Diplomate, Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, July, 1988; valid by renewal every five years, Advanced to Certified Specialist in Gastroenterology in January, 2004, Diplomate, Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Soc., Dec., 1984; valid by renewal every five years, Advanced to Certified Endoscopy Specialist in Dec., 1998, Advanced to Directing Endoscopy Specialist in Dec., 2003

PRESENT POSITION: Distinguished Consultant in Med. and Gastroenterology, Ofuna Chuo Hosp., 2004~present, Senior Consultant in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Keio Univ. Ctr. for Endoscopy, 2009~present, Prof. of Med. (part-time), Tokai Univ. Sch. of Med., 2000~present

ACP ACTIVITIES: Member, 1981~86, Fellow, 1986~2012, Master, 2012~present

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Vice-President, Japan Chapter, 2003~2011, Japan Governor’s Representative, 2003~2011

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Served as CEO of Gokeikai Medical Foundation, a government-accredited social medical corporation to provide health care of excellence to the community, 2007~present

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Amer. College of Gastroenterology, Chair, International Relations Comm., 2005~2007, Member, International Relations Comm., 2004~2008, Japanese Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor, Board member, Research Comm. of Investigations and Studies on Refractory Inflammatory Bowel Disorders, 2004~present, Japanese Soc. of Gastroenterology, Chair, Comm. of Guidelines Development for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2007~present, Japanese Gastroenterological Assoc., Council Member, 2008~present, Member, International Exchange Committee, 2009~present

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Clinical gastroenterology, Inflammatory bowel disease, Evidence-based medicine

Vision Statement

Between 2003 and 2011, I have served as a formal representative of Dr. Kurokawa, the first Governor of the Japan Chapter. Through communication with national leaders of ACP with whom I have strong contacts, I envision the Chapter where all members – young and old, generalists and specialists – enjoy benefits of membership, especially educational opportunities to enhance clinical expertise in Internal Medicine. The ACP Japan Chapter will be particularly attractive to young physicians, and our mission is to attain sustainable quality for future generations.