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Denver Internist Robert Gibbons Elected Treasurer of Nation's Largest Medical Specialty Society

Robert B. Gibbons, MDPHILADELPHIA -- (July 19, 2004) Robert B. Gibbons, MD, a Denver internist and rheumatologist, has been elected treasurer of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of doctors of internal medicine. His term expires in 2007. ACP, a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, is the second-largest physicians' organization in the United States. Membership includes 116,000 internists, related subspecialists and medical students. Dr. Gibbons is chair of the department of medicine at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, where he also serves as director of the internal medicine residency program. He is also a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Dr. Gibbons received a bachelor of science degree from Utah State University and a medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed internal medicine residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Gibbons served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as chief of the department of medicine at the U.S. Army Hospital in Munich, Germany, and of the department of medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash. He retired in 1983 at the rank of Colonel.

Dr. Gibbons is board-certified and recertified in internal medicine and is board-certified in rheumatology. He has been a member of ACP since 1967 and a fellow (FACP) of ACP since 1971. He served as Governor of the ACP Colorado Chapter from 1993 to 1997 and as a member of the ACP Board of Regents from 1998 to April 2004.

Dr. Gibbons is a member of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and is a member of many local and national medical societies. He has served as president of the Rocky Mountain Rheumatism Society and The Denver Clinical and Pathological Society.

Dr. Gibbons has a long interest in medical education and is currently the senior program director in internal medicine in the United States.

Susan C. Anderson, 215-351-2653 or 800-523-1546, ext. 2653

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