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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.

2018-19 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

Maha Mishari Abdulaziz Al Saud, MD, FACP
(Governor)  Saudi Arabia
Senior Clinical Scientist/Consultant, Internal Med
Research Centre, MBC-03
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Specialty: IM

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

Jack Ende, MD, MACP
(Immediate Past President)
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

Guillermo J. Ruiz-Arguelles, MD, FRCP (Glasg), MACP
(Governor) Mexico
Director General
Centro de Hematología y Medicina Interna.
Clínica Ruiz
Puebla Pue, México
Specialty: Hematology

Fumiaki Ueno, MD, MACP, MACG, AGAF
Distinguished Consultant, Ofuna Chuo Hospital
Professor of Medicine (part-time)
Tokai University School of Medicine
Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
Specialties: IM, GE

Soma Wali, MD, FACP
Chair, Department of Medicine
Director UCLA Olive View Internal Medicine
Residency Program
Olive View UCLA Medical Center
Executive Vice Chair of Medicine
UCLA Affiliated Hospital
Professor of Clinical Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Sylmar, CA
Specialties: IM, Medical Education

Staff Liaison: Marisa McCarren