Our Caribbean Chapter Governor is Everard N. Barton, MD, FACP. He served as Interim Governor and started his term as Governor in November 2023. As Governor, Dr. Barton serves as the official representative of the College for the Caribbean Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about the Chapter Governor, read their bio below.
Everard N. Barton, MD, FACP
Vision Statement: My vision for the Caribbean Chapter of the ACP focuses on forging stronger professional bonds between internal medicine physicians across our disparate territories by continuing our Regional Grand Rounds and Annual Meeting with presenters and attendees from as many territories as possible. I would focus on the future of internal medicine in the region; our students and residents. Through virtual and in-person visits with them I would encourage their fulsome participation in the College. I also look forward to guiding our chapter in recognizing senior members who have made significant contributions to the teaching and practice of medicine in the region. I would also hope to lead on issues of wellness, nominating additional wellbeing champions, integrating them into our outreach work, and advocating for wellness initiatives in our hospitals and health centers.
Medical School Education: College of Medicine University of Ibadan
Post-Doctoral Training: Faculty of Medical Sciences University of the West Indies (UWI)
Present Position: Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Nephrology, Department of Medicine, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Interim Governor, Caribbean Chapter
ACP National Activities: Fellowship 1996; Interim Governor, Caribbean Chapter
Other Appointments/Activities: Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Nephrology, Department of Medicine, The University of the West Indies, Mona; Chief of Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation; Founder and Chairman, Caribbean Institute of Nephrology; Initiator, Jamaica Renal Registry and the Caribbean Renal Registry; Director, Centre for HIV Aids Research, Education and Social Services; Former Head, Department of Medicine, UWI, Mona; Former Editor, West Indian Medical Journal
Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Nephrology; Hypertension; HIV/AIDS