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International Council

Reports to:

Board of Regents


Advise the Board of Regents on strategic direction that will enable the College to actively participate in the international medical community and to consolidate and coordinate international leadership, input and direction for the College, and provide a direct link between international leadership and the BOR.

Composition (Minimum 11)

All international Regents, up to five Governors of international chapters, and five at-large members. One international Regent (or other sitting Regent if none are international) serves as Chair; one international Governor serves as Vice Chair.

Note: All International Governors will be asked if they wish to serve on the Council. From the pool of interested Governors, the Chair, Board of Governors, will recommend to the Governance Committee the new Governors to be appointed to the council with an eye toward maintaining geographic and Governor class diversity.


Chair may serve for the duration of his/her term as Regent, up to four years.

Governors serve one, two-year term, with possible reappointment of one year (maximum term 3 years and no longer than term of Governor).

Regent members serve for the duration of their term as Regent (4-year term); at-large members serve two years with possible reappointment one year.

2019-20 Members

Joseph M. Li, SFHM, MD, FACP, Chair
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Med
Boston, MA
Specialty: Hospital Medicine

Nestor Sosa, MD, FACP, Vice Chair
(Governor) Central America
General Director
Gorgas Memorial Institute
Panama, Panama
Specialties: IM, ID

Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH, FACP
Boston, MA
Specialty: IM

Jose Bonamigo, MD, MBA, FACP
(Governor) Brazil
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Specialties: IM, HEM

Kenneth Leon Connell, MBBS, DM (UWI), PhD, FACP, FRCP (LONDON)
(Governor) Caribbean
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Cave Hill Campus
The University of the West Indies
St. Michael, Barbados

Dawn E. DeWitt, MD MACP
Spokane, WA
Specialty: IM

Jack Ende, MD, MACP
The Schaeffer Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine of
The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Specialty: IM

David A Fleming, MD, MA, MACP
Co-Director, Center for Health Ethics
CE724-UM School of Medicine
Columbia, MO
Specialties: IM, GER

Michael R. Kenyon, MBBCh, FACP
(Governor) British Columbia
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia
ICU Site Chief
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada
Specialties: IM, CCM, Conflict/Disaster Medicine

Tiffany I. Leung, MD, MPH, FACP
Maastricht, Netherlands
Specialty: IM

Jairo H. Roa, MD, FACP
Bogota, Colombia
Specialties: PUL, IM

Banu E. Symington, MD, MACP
Chief of Staff
SLHS Magic Valley
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties: Hematology/Oncology, IM

Staff Liaison: Marisa McCarren