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Meet Our Governor-elect

North Dakota Chapter

Congratulations to the North Dakota Chapter Governor-Elect, Neville M. Alberto, MD, FACP. Our new Governor-elect 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. Alberto will serve as the official representative of the College for the North Dakota Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Alberto will be working closely with Dr. Blehm (the current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Alberto, feel free to read his bio below.


Neville M. Alberto, MD, FACP
Dr. Alberto

EDUCATION: Medical School: Goa Medical College, Goa, India. MBBS (1984-1990) MD, (1990-1994). Internship: Easton Hospital, Hahnemann University School of Medicine, MD (1998 - 1999) Residency: Easton Hospital, Hahnemann University School of Medicine, MD (1999 - 2001)

CERTIFICATION: 2001 2011 Diplomate in Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine. 2011 2021 Recertified: Diplomate in Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine. 2007 2014 Diplomate in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2010 2020 Recertified: Diplomate in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

PRESENT POSITION: Clinical Professor of Medicine (2008 - till date) University of North Dakota. Program Director (2009 - till date) Transitional Year Residency Program University of North Dakota. Associate Program Director (2006-till date) Internal Medicine Residency Program University of North Dakota, Hospitalist (2001 - till date), Dept of Internal Medicine, Sanford Health System, Fargo, ND. Consultant, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2005 - till date), Dept of Internal Medicine, Sanford Health System, Fargo, ND

ACP ACTIVITIES: Attended and participated in the ACP Meeting, San Francisco, April 2013, Co-Chair of the Annual ACP Meeting North Dakota Chapter, ND 2012, Attended and participated in the ACP Meeting, New Orleans, April 2012, Co-Chair of the Annual ACP Meeting North Dakota Chapter, ND. 2011, Attended and participated in the ACP Meeting, San Diego, April 2010, Conferred Fellowship ACP Meeting, San Diego, April 2010, Co-Chair of the Annual ACP Meeting North Dakota Chapter, ND. 2010

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Co-Chair of the Annual ACP Meeting North Dakota Chapter, ND 2012, Presented at the Annual ACP Meeting North Dakota Chapter, ND 2012: Panel discussion : Transitions of Care, Co-Chair of the Annual ACP Meeting North Dakota Chapter, ND. 2011, Co-Chair of the Annual ACP Meeting North Dakota Chapter, ND. 2010

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: -Founding Member of the Rapid Response Team, with the aim to improve care by early detection of potentially life threatening conditions and pre-emptying code blue, -Chair, Pneumonia Committee - Aims at improving the quality of care provided to patients with the admitting diagnosis of Pneumonia, by focusing on system issues, provider education and feedback. -Active member of the hospital Quality Improvement/Quality Management Committee. -Active member of the hospital CDI committee and resident education. -Active member of the Resident research and scholarly activity committee

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: [2013 - Present] Elected President of the North Dakota Medical Association, First District Chapter, [2011 - Present] Elected Member, Medical Executive Committee. [2011 - Present] Medical Ethics Committee. [2010 - Present] Appointed to the Board of Governors Sanford Health System. [2009 - Present] Chair, Transitional Year Residency Committee, University of North Dakota

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: -Developing and Implementing Bedside Ultrasound Curriculum for the Medical Students and Residents at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. -Breast Cancer Research Developing breast cancer biomarkers for early detection and prognostication of Breast cancer

Vision Statement

It is an exciting period to be delivering health care in the Nation, the state of North Dakota and at a time when there are a myriad of issues facing us that are related but not limited to health care quality, transitions of care, electronic health records and the very definition of what it means to be a physician. Innovation and technology can be our friend, whether be it by enabling the care giver visualize the problem by the bedside (hand held ultrasound) or communicating relevant health care information in a fraction of a second and thereby improving efficiency, patient care communication and health care cost. Embracing and adapting to change would uniquely position us to provide the best care possible.

Contact Information

Julie A Blehm, MD FACP
ACP Governor
North Dakota Chapter

Pam Heisler
North Dakota Chapter Staff
Phone: 701-780-6129
Email: pheisler@altru.org