Biographical Sketch and Vision Statement for Governor
Aquiles R. Salas, MD, FACP
Congratulations to the Venezuela Chapter Governor, Aquiles R. Salas, MD, FACP. Our newly elected Governor started his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2013. As Governor, Dr. Salas serves as the official representative of the College for the Venezuela Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Salas, below is his bio and vision statement for the chapter.
Aquiles R. Salas, MD, FACP
DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH: 01/06/1952. Maturin/Monagas State. Venezuela; EDUCATION: Medicine School. Universidad Central de Venezuela; POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Master in Internal Medicine. Hospital Universitario De Caracas. Universidad Central De Venezuela, Research Fellow In Geriatric Medicine. Harvard Medical School. Harvard University, Master in Public Health, Harvard School Of Public Health. Harvard University; PRESENT POSITION: Dean School Of Medicine. Universidad Central De Venezuela, Aggregated Professor. Internal Medicine Department,. School Of Medicine, President Of The Board Hospital Privado Centro Medico De Caracas; ACP ACTIVITIES: Fellow 2000, Attendance Annual ACP Conferences; CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Attendance And Speaker At The Annual Chapter Conference; HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Attending In Public Hospital Both In And Outpatient Education For Health Professional And Caregiver On Alzheimer And Other Dementia, Population Study Of Elderly Mental Health And Risk Factor; OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Research Coordinator in Venezuela Of 10/66 Dementia Research Group. Based In King´S College London, Uk, Director Of Fundacion Alzheimer De Venezuela; AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Geriatric Medicine, Alzheimer And Others Dementia In The Elderly, Epidemiologycal Studies Of Elderly Mental Health And Risk Factor Focused In Alzheimer And Others Dementia.
I have followed the chapter activities since the beginning when Dr. Beker, the first Governor, advised me to become a Member and in the year 2000. I attended the Annual meeting where I became a Fellow. I have been an Internal Medicine (IM) specialist since 1980, dedicated to attend patients at the hospital. I also started an Academic career at the IM Department until the present. I have been teaching IM to both graduate and undergraduate students. I have been more focused in dementia research mainly in epidemiology and its risk factors.
I am proud to be a Candidate and if elected, I will integrate to all ACP international activities as well as any required duties. I think it will be a challenge to overcome the magnificent job all past Governors has done, however I will encourage more students and physicians to become an ACP member. The Annual meeting will incorporate research topic in the agenda.