Dr. George Abraham, the First Indian American President of the Century-Old American College of Physicians, Talks About US Health and Foreign Medical Students on Chai With Manju

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SHREWSBURY, MA— Dr. George Abraham, a resident of Shrewsbury, MA, is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Chief of Medicine and Emeritus President of the Medical staff at Saint Vincent Hospital, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services.

Recently, Dr. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, ACP was named President of the 106-year-old American College of Physicians (ACP) for 2021-2022, representing internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. He is the first Indian American physician to lead one of the nation’s most prestigious medical organizations.

ACP is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 161,000 internal medicine physicians 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.

In an exclusive video interview on Chai With Manju, Dr. Abraham talks about the current pandemic and the state of health in the United States, his vision about ACP as well as the role of foreign medical students in health care. He says about 25 percent of all international medical graduates come from India.

To watch the full interview, please click here, or on the image below.

Dr. Abraham has served ACP in many capacities including his time on the Board of Governors as Governor of the Massachusetts Chapter, followed by election as Chair of the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is an advisory board to the Board of Regents and implements national projects in addition to representing members at the national level. He continued on the Board of Regents where he was elected as President-elect for a one-year term prior to becoming President.

Dr. Abraham is a Fellow of ACP (FACP), an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. He earned his medical degree from Christian Medical College in India and a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. His areas of professional interest and expertise include internal medicine and infectious disease.

He is Immediate-Past Chair, Infectious Disease Subspecialty Board, American Board of Internal Medicine, and Chair, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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