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Meet Our Governor

Colombia Chapter

Welcome to the Colombia Chapter Governor, Jairo H. Roa, MD, FACP.  Dr. Roa started his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2017. As Governor, Dr. Roa will serve as the official representative of the College for the Colombia Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Roa, feel free to read his bio below.


Jairo H. Roa, MD, FACP

Dr. Roa

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. Bogotá. Colombia

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, 2010-2014

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