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Congratulations to the Alabama Chapter Governor, Gustavo R.
Heudebert, MD, FACP. As Governor, Dr. Heudebert will serve as the
official representative of the College for the Alabama Chapter,
providing a link between members at the local level and leadership
at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Heudebert, feel free
to read his bio below.
EDUCATION: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima, Peru).
From 1973 to 1982; combined 8 years program of college education (2
years) and med. sch. (6 years)
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Int. Med. at Henry Ford Hosp.
(1984-1987), Chief Medical Resident Henry Ford Hosp. (1987-88),
Gen. Int. Med. Fellow at the Medical Coll. of Wisconsin (Clinical
Fellow 1998-89; Research Fellow (1989-1991), Stanford Faculty
Development Program (1991), Macy Scholar (2002)
CERTIFICATION: ABIM (1988); PRESENT POSITION: Prof. of Med.,
Med. Ed. and Public Health Univ. of Alabama Sch. of Med., Vice
Chair for Education, Dept. of Med., Assistant Dean for Graduate
Med. Ed., Former Program Dir. of the Internal Medicine Residency
Training Program at the University of Alabama-Birmingham
ACP ACTIVITIES: Member since 1984; became a Fellow in 1994
CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Member of the Alabama
Council since 2002, In charge of membership recruitment / retention
of the Alabama Chapter since 2010, Participated in lectures at the
Annual Meeting on three occasions, Judge for poster selection for
the last 8 years, Judge of posters / oral presentations at the
chapter meeting for the last 8 years, Participated in the "Stump
the Professor" session since its inception three years ago,
Lectures / case discussions for the Internal Medicine Interest
group (ACP sponsored) for the last 10 years, Co-Director (Robert M.
Centor) and lecturer of the Precourse "Update in Primary Care" for
the National ACP meeting in 1997 and 1998, Laureate Awardee of the
Alabama Chapter 2011
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Member of the Cooper Green Mercy
Hospital Staff until its closure in December 2012 (safety net
hospital of Jefferson County, AL), Member Patient Safety Committee
University of Alabama Hospital, Char, Graduate Medical Education
Committee of the University of Alabama Hospital, Member Birmingham
VA Medical Center Staff (1985-current)
OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Member of the Step 2 CK writing committee of
the NBME, Member of the Diversity Comm. of the Academic Alliance of
Internal Medicine, Former member of the Internal Medicine Writing
Committee of the ABIM (2002-2007)
My vision as Governor is to improve the health of Alabamians
through the action of ACP members. I will accomplish such goal by
offering continuous updates and a forum so members remain informed
on seismic changes upon us. Over the next several years the
Affordable Care Act (ACA), board certification, and the changes
proposed by the ACGME will shape the future of American medicine in
a way we have not seen since the enactment of the Medicare Act and
the release of the Flexner report. As your Governor I will maintain
you abreast of the College leadership opinions and actions in
regards to ACA, ABIM, and ACGME as well as carrying back your
concerns and ideas to the Board of Governors and Board of Reagents.
As a physician, my passion is to provide the best possible care for
those we serve and the best training to those we teach.