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Meet the new Japan Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Japan Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Harumi Gomi, MD, MPH, MHPE, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2023. As Governor, Dr. Gomi will serve as the official representative of the College for the Japan Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Gomi will be working closely with Dr. Maeda (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read her bio below.

Harumi Gomi, MD, MPH, MHPE, FACP

Medical School Education: Okayama University Medical School

Post-Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York; Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Texas-Houston, Texas

Certification: Internal Medicine; Infectious Diseases

Present Position: Professor, School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Member, Women’s Committee 2007-2010; Vice Chair, Women’s Committee 2010-2011; Vice Chair, International Exchange Program Committee 2011-2013; Chair, International Exchange Program Committee 2014-2018; Trustee since 2018

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2009; Invited Speaker, How Can We Balance in Medical Education? Sharing Japanese Experiences, “Face-to-Face” vs. “Virtual.”, Virtual Conference, India Chapter 2020; Invited Moderator, COVID-19: Challenges and Hopes Ahead, Virtual Conference, Asian American College of Physicians 2021

Other Appointments/Activities: Member, Review Committee, Cabinet Of Japan, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, Japan since 2017; Member, National Board of Physician Examinations Committee, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan since 2019; Member, National Medical Doctor Core Curriculum Investigation/Reform Research Team, Ministry of Education, Japan since 2020; Executive Board Member, Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020, Japan since 2021

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Clinical infectious Diseases; Health Professions Education