Heudebert to lead Alabama chapter of national doctors group

UAB physician chosen to lead state chapter of the American College of Physicians.

heudebert webGustavo R. Heudebert, M.D., FACP, will become governor of the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists. Heudebert, who is currently governor-elect, will begin his term as governor during Internal Medicine 2015, the ACP annual scientific meeting in Boston, April 30-May 2.

Heudebert is a professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, and assistant dean for graduate medical education.

Governors are elected by local ACP members and serve four-year terms. Working with a local council, they supervise ACP chapter activities, appoint members to local committees and preside at regional meetings. They also represent members by serving on the ACP Board of Governors.

Heudebert earned his medical degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. He has been a fellow of ACP since 1994. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. Among Heudebert’s professional interests is improving the health of Alabamians through the action of ACP members.

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 141,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.