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EDUCATION: Colombian National University (Universidad Nacional
de Colombia), Bogotá, School of Medicine, 1957 to 1963.
DEGREE: General Practitioner and Surgeon - 1963.
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: GRAD. ED.: Rotating Internship, San Juan
de Dios Univ. Hosp. Bogotá, 1962-63; Residency in Int. Med.
San Juan de Dios Univ. Hosp., Bogotá, 1963-63 (Suspended due
to travel to the U.S.); Rotating Internship, Kenmore Mercy Hosp.,
Kenmore, NY, affiliated with the Georgetown Univ. Hosp. 1963-64;
Residency in Int. Med. Lahey Clinic, Boston Mass., 1964-66,
Cambridge City Hosp. affiliated with Harvard Univ., Boston, Mass;
Residency in Clinical Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterism. Veterans
Administration Hosp., Buffalo, NY, affiliated with the Univ. at
CERTIFICATION: Ed. Coun. for Foreign Med. Grad. (ECFMG.) 1963;
Medical Registration in Colombia, 1963; License to practice Int.
Med. from the Colombian Association of Med. Sch., 1972; License to
practice Cardiology, from the Colombian Assoc. of Med. Sch., 1972;
Eligible for the Amer. Bd of Int. Med., USA; Eligible for the Amer.
Bd of Cardiology, USA.
PRESENT POSITION: Full Professor Medicine and Cardiology,
Colombian Sch. of Med. Universidad el Bosque 1990 to date.
ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Co-editor book of
Internal Medicine of the Colombian Chapter 1st and second edition
(Doctor Chalem's book; Participation as speaker on different
conferences and Workshops of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Past President of
the Colombian Society of Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
ACP NATIONAL ACTIVITIES: Award to the Educator in Int. Med.,
Colombian Assoc. of Int. Med., 1996. Excellence in Colombian Med.
National Univ. of Bogota, Colombia, Faculty of Med., Full Member
Colombian Academy of Med. April 2013. Excellence in Int. Med.,
Colombian Assoc. of Int. Med. 2005. FACP, 1989. FACC, 1982.
OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: Undergraduate Med. Ed. in
Colombia, October 7-10, 1997. XV Pan American Conference on Med.
Ed., Cybernetic Simulation in Med, Ed., Graduation Thesis
"Philosophy of Science" Chief of skills laboratory and Simulation
Hosp. Fundation CardioInfantil, 2007.
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: Practice of
Internal Medicine and Cardiology
CANDIDATE STATEMENT: I would like to be the Governor in Colombia
in order to continue with the medical education of our members
through organizing of medical education meetings and workshops. We
may begin with courses at distance or online. At the same time, we
can increase the training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, to aid
in certifying internist in CPR. I would strive to increase the
affiliation of ACP of our members. The Society should also continue
with medical education of the general practitioner doctor. It is
important to start using Telemedicine, which I consider the future
practice of medicine in our country, giving courses on line of
tele-education. I will be very glad to serve our Society and ACP,
taking in mind that I am a trainee in North America, where I had my
training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology since 1963-69 in
Boston and Buffalo.
EDUCATION: Undergraduate: 1975 BA Liceo de la Salle College,
Bogotá, Colombia Med. Sch.: 1982 MD Javeriana Univ. Sch. of
Med., Bogotá, Colombia. Masters: 1997 MScEd Masters in
Science Education. Sch. of Ed.. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internship and Residence: 1981 Rotatory
Intern, San Ignacio Hosp., Bogotá, Colombia 1986-89 Resident
in Int. Med., San Ignacio Hosp., Bogotá, Colombia
Fellowships: 1983-85 Fellow in Pulmonary Med.. San Ignacio Hosp.,
Bogotá, Colombia 1989-91 Fellow in Med. in the Boston Univ.
Pulmonary Training, Boston, MA 1994 Visiting Fellow. Pulmonary
Section, Med. Sch., Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.
CERTIFICATION: 1983 current Colombian Ministry of Health, 1990
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 1990-1991
Massachusetts Restricted License
PRESENT POSITION: 2007- Chairman. Dept. of Int. Med., Fundacion
Santa Fe de Bogota, Bogota, Colombia 2007- Director. Int. Med.
Residence Prog., Fundación Santa Fe de Bogota. Universidad
el Bosque. Bogota, Colombia. 2006- Associated Professor. Sch. of
Med., Los Andes University. Bogotá , Colombia
ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Member of the
Governor's Advisory Board. 2010-2014 - Chair. Nomination Committee,
ACP NATIONAL ACTIVITIES: FACP, 2008; As a President of the
Colombian Association of Int. Med. (2006-08) provided support for
the creation of the Colombian Chapter of the ACP. Lecturer at the
ACP-ACMI (Colombian Association of Internal Medicine) courses
OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: Med. Sch. Council: Universidad de
los Andes. School of Medicina 2006-present Member. Executive
Medical Committee. Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia Member.
Infection Control committee. Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota,
University Hospital, Colombia
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Primary care.
Pulmonary vascular disease. Critical care medicine
CANDIDATE STATEMENT: If I am elected Governor of the Colombian
Chapter of the ACP, I will work with all the members of the chapter
to: 1. strengthen the presence of the Colombian Chapter on the ACP.
2. Increase the chapter membership, especially among young
internist, internal medicine residents and medical students, the
future of the ACP Colombian Chapter. 3. Continue the close relation
of the Colombian Association of Internal Medicine with the ACP. 4.
Build a strong continual medical education program for members of
the ACP and other Colombian physicians and 5. Reinforce the
concepts of Primary Care and Hospital Medicine. I will bring to the
Board of Governors more than 25 years of experience as Internal
Medicine Professor, my extensive knowledge of the Colombian
Association of Internal Medicine as a former President and as a
member and my capacity to build consensus for the greater good of