2019 Governor-elect Election Biographical Sketch and Candidate Statements - Colombia

The ballots for the current Governors-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an elect date of 9/1/2017 or earlier) can vote online or mail-in ballot.

You will need your mailed ballot or election email containing your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to vote. Below are the bios and statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting begins on September 20, 2019 and will end on November 8, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

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Eugenio Matijasevic, MD, FACPEugenio Matijasevic, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Caldas

Post-Doctoral Training: Facultad de Medicina Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Certification: Internal Medicine, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Present Position: Médico Institucional Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá; Clinical Professor, School of Medicine Universidad de los Andes

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Chapter Member since 2010

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2013

Other Appointments/Activities:
Member, Bioethics Committee, Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá; Member, Disciplinary Committee, School of Medicine Universidad de Los Andes

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Hospital Medicine

Candidate Statement:
Maintain the excellent relations created by my predecessors between the American College of Physicians and the Colombian Chapter; Increase the participation of undergraduate students with an interest in internal medicine in ACP activities; Maintain the participation of postgraduate students in the activities of the ACP and in the educational platforms offered; Increase collaboration in scientific research in Internal Medicine and the publication of scientific research in national and international journals in the best quartiles.

Alfredo Pinzon Junca, MD, FACPAlfredo Pinzon Junca, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Post-Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; Psychoanalysis, Colombian Psychoanalytic Association

Certification: Internal Medicine Recertification, Colombian Association of Internal Medicine

Present Position: Chief of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario La Samaritana (HUS), Bogota

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Chair, Membership Committee

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2013; Membership 2010

Other Appointments/Activities:
Member, Research Ethics Committee, HUS Bogota; Member, Transfusions Committee, HUS Bogota; Member, Pharmacy Committee, HUS Bogota; Member, Blue Code Committee, HUS Bogota

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Thrombosis and Anticoagulation; Cardiovascular Risk; Transfusion Medicine; History of Medicine

Candidate Statement:
I am interested in optimizing the position of general internal medicine in our country, highlighting the role of national and international scientific societies in permanent professional development of internists, and its importance for the Colombian Health System functioning. My previous work as chapter president and member of the education committee to the Colombian Association of Internal Medicine has given to me needed experience and recognition to be able to develop this task.