Meet the New Governor-elect - Venezuela

Congratulations to the Venezuela Chapter Governor-elect (GE), Maritza Duran, MD, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start their four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2025. As Governor, Dr. Duran will serve as the official representative of the College for our Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Duran will be working closely with Dr. Urosa (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and their duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read their bio below.

Maritza Duran, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Medical degree: Universidad de los Andes, Internal Medicine specialization: Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV)

Post-Doctoral Training: Public Health (in process)

Present Employment Position: Private Practice in Internal Medicine, Clinica El Avila; Teaching Collaborator Cátedra Clínica y Terapéutica B and Internal Medicine Post degree Hospital Universitario de Caracas UCV

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Volunteer Award 2018; Laurate Award 2019

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2017; Council Committee 2020; Scientific Committee 2022-2023

Other Appointments/Activities: Investigator, Venezuelan Cardiometabolic Health Study Fellow 2018-2020; Community Service, Caruao Parish Vargas State since 2020

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Cardiometabolic Health; Anticoagulation; Public Health