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Meet the Puerto Rico Chapter Governor-elect

Congratulations to the Puerto Rico Chapter Governor-elect, Edwin A. Alicea, MD, FACP. He will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2022. As Governor, Dr. Alicea will serve as the official representative of the College for the Puerto Rico Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Alicea will be working closely with Dr. Allende-Vigo (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read his bio below.


Edwin A. Alicea, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Medical Science Campus, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico

Post-Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases

Board Certifications: Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Present Employment Position: Attending Physician, San Juan VA Caribbean Healthcare System

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Member, Puerto Rico Chapter since 1992; Treasurer, Council since 2004 (maintain all regulatory documents up to date and maintain excellent accountant practices); Past Member, Organization Committee; Past Member; Scientific Committee; Due to this and other novel activities the Puerto Rico Chapter received the 2019 Chapter Excellence Award.

ACP National Activities: Membership 1992; Fellowship 2004; Recipient, Laureate Award 2020

Other Appointments/Activities: Board Member, Asociación puertorriqueña del Pulmón; Past President, Asociación puertorriqueña del Pulmón; Member, Puerto Rico Pulmonary Society; Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine; Associate Professor, San Juan Baustista School of Medicine; Director, Home Oxygen and Home Ventilation Program; Director, San Juan Veterans Hospital; Chair, Home Oxygen Committee

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Pulmonary Disease: Pleura disease, long term oxygen therapy and home ventilation; Sleep Medicine: Key faculty of the first Sleep Medicine fellowship program in Puerto Rico, July 2020