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Meet The New Chile Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Chile Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Mario Andrés Calvo Arellano, MD, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2024. As Governor, Dr. Calvo Arellano will serve as the official representative of the College for the Chile Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Calvo Arellano will be working closely with Dr. Letelier (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.


Mario Andrés Calvo Arellano, MD, FACP 

Medical School Education: Austral University of Chile

Post-Doctoral Training: International Fellowship Exchange Program, Clínica Alemana de Santiago (Intensive Care, one month), Winnipeg 2007; Professor Interchange, Université Catholique de Louvain

Certification: Pontifical Catholic University

Present Position: Director, Institute of Medicine, Austral University of Chile

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Member, Credentials and Membership Committee since 2021; Luego de 1 Año de Pandemia: ¿Hacia Dónde nos Dirigimos?, Inaugural Session, Chapter Meeting 2021

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2020; Round Table, Regional ACP Course 2021

Other Appointments/Activities: Member, Committee for COVID-19 Vaccine, Science, Knowledge, Technology and Innovation for Secretary of Chile since 2020; Member, CAVEI (Committee for Vaccines and Immunizations, NITAG) for Health Secretary of Chile 2017-2020; Multiple forums, conferences, interviews and member of "Reactivando Los Ríos" (citizen's group) committee for strategies to face COVID-19 pandemic in Los Ríos, Region 2020-2021; Invited Member, Technical Committee COVID-19 Vigilance Program, Health Service Los Ríos 2020

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Severe Viral Infections (Hantavirus, COVID-19); Critical Care; Undergraduate Education