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2019 Governor-elect Election Biographical Sketch and Candidate Statement - India

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!

For replacement ballots and election customer service, e-mail or call toll-free 1-866-909-3549, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central. For general information, you may email Julie Sinkoff, Coordinator, Board of Governor Relations, or call her at 215-351-2699.

Sekhar Chakraborty, MD, FACPSekhar Chakraborty, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Medical College, Calcutta, India

Post-Doctoral Training: The University College of Medicine, Calcutta; R.G. Kar Medical College, Calcutta, India

Certification: University of Calcutta, India

Present Position: Medical Director, Kins Care & Research Foundation, Siliguri, India

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Promoted and encouraged at least 100 undergraduates and post-graduates to become ACP Members in last 3 years; Conductor, Academic Sessions 2016-2019; Encouraged delegates attendance, Annual Conference 2018; Faculty Lecturer, Annual Conference 2017; Joint Secretary, Annual Conference 2019; Chairman, Financial Committee, Annual Conference 2019 (to raise funds and promote activities of ACP)

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2016

Other Appointments/Activities:
Awareness Programme, Diabetes & Hypertension; Free medical camp for workers of tea gardens; Child Health Programme; Medical services for earthquakes in North Bengal; Health Awareness Talk, Radio/TV; Observation of World Diabetes Day, Physicians Day, and Doctors Day (providing free medical and blood donation camp for patients, and free vaccination for doctors); Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Neotia Getwel Hospital, Siliguri; Secretary IMA, Siliguri Branch

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Internal Medicine and Diabetology; Critical Care Medicine; Regional Faculty, Public Health Foundation of India (train undergraduates and post-graduates)

Candidate Statement:
As a governor of ACP, India Chapter – Wish to coordinate loco-regional members and fellows with National body and International committees; Conduct regular CMEs to disseminate knowledge and to elevate the standard of clinical practice; To elevate the standard of medical teaching by conducting master classes; To promote medical research in the accordance with ACP guidelines; Conduct Annual & Regional Conferences and to raise funds to promote & strengthen the activities of ACP; To promote new Memberships & Fellowships; To encourage all to attend the Annual conference of ACP, USA; To promote ACP awards & scholarships. Board of Governors should be – Comprised of highly educated astute clinicians having managerial skills; Elected representative from different zones of India should be the members; Execute the aims & objectives of ACP, by implementing highest standards of clinical practice. As a Governor, I would remain dedicated to implement & monitor all the activities of ACP.

Anuj Maheshwari, MD, FACPAnuj Maheshwari, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: MBBS, MD

Post-Doctoral Training: General Medicine & Diabetes

Certification: King George's Medical University

Present Position: Professor/Head, General Medicine, Babu Banarasi Das University

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities:
Invited Speaker, Acute Metabolic Complications in Diabetes, Medicine Update, Era’s Lucknow Medical College 2017; Organiser, Annual Conference 2018 (more than 1000 doctors participated); Invited Speaker, Art & Science of Insulin Therapy: Role of Insulin Coformulations, Annual Conference; Invited Guest Speaker, BSMCON, ACP Bangladesh 2018; Invited Guest Speaker, Annual Conference, ACP Japan 2019; Invited Lecturer, Practicing Wellness to Beat Diabetes, ACPCON, Midterm Conference 2019; Invited Faculty, Annual Conference 2019

ACP National Activities:
Fellowship 2015; Well-being Champion, Internal Medicine Meeting 2018; Volunteer/Invited Teacher, Mini but Mighty: Skills for Well-being, Internal Medicine Meeting 2019; Speaker, Well-being Briefing Session, Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 

Other Appointments/Activities:
30 research projects as PI; 275 Guest Lectures; RJ Wegmann Oration, Indian Society of Hypertension; BC Bansal Oration, Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine 2016; VG Nadgouda Lecture, Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) 2016; PR Prasad Oration, Jharkhand, RSSDI 2018; RM Shah Oration, Gujarat, RSSDI 2018; Health Icon Award 2017, 2019; Marvelous Personality of the Year 2017; Organiser, multiple conferences; Contributor, 1.5 million+ data, May Measurement Month Project, ISH; Initiated Diabetes & GDM Prevalence Study

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:
Diabetes; Hypertension; Practicing Well-being

Candidate Statement:
It is my firm belief that American College of Physicians is an innovative forum which is working across the world to update physicians, improving their skills and reducing work related pressure and stress through well-being CMEs and Program. As a Well-being Champion of ACP, I have realised Indian physicians need to bring out of this burn out much more than any other country of the world. I am intending to create a well-being database of Indian and to help them finding the solution. Medical students and residents should also be involved in this campaign. Apart from this I am also of the idea to develop a systematic faculty exchange program among various chapters across the world. This will not only help our physicians improving their skills but to adopt innovative methods of other chapters for a better standard of health care. I wish to promote collaboration among various chapters at all levels, if I get elected Governor.