Continuing his rich legacy of leadership as an alumnus of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Alex Mechaber, M.D. ’94, was recently elected a Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP). A grand honor, the appointment marks another milestone in Dr. Mechaber’s contributions to medical education and the advancement of health care.
“It’s incredibly exciting to have an alumnus of the Miller School of Medicine be appointed as Master of the American College of Physicians,” said Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., dean and chief academic officer of the Miller School. “This is a huge accomplishment, and we could not be prouder of Dr. Mechaber.”
A crowning achievement, a Master designation is the highest level attainable in the 160,000-member ACP, the largest medical specialty society in the world.
“I am truly honored by this appointment,” said Dr. Mechaber. “I look forward to continuing to make an impact in the field of medicine and protecting the health of the public.”
The qualifications to achieve a Master status at ACP are rigorous and include notable contributions to medicine, from exemplary teaching to outstanding work in clinical research or practice.
Dr. Mechaber, who currently serves as professor emeritus, was an exemplary influence on students at the Miller School for more than two decades. He was professor of medicine and longtime senior associate dean of undergraduate medical education, as well as the Bernard J. Fogel Chair in Medical Education.
After many years of extraordinary leadership in medical education, he left the Miller School for a post with the prestigious National Board of Medical Examiners, where he serves as the vice president for the United States Medical Licensing Exam. As part of his ongoing commitment to his alma mater, Dr. Mechaber assumed the role as president of the school’s Medical Alumni Association in 2021.
“I attribute much of my success to the incredible partnerships I forged at the Miller School of Medicine and beyond,” said Dr. Mechaber. “These relationships continue to cement my dedication to the future of health care and the leadership required to serve our diverse communities.”