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Simon Beker, FACP

From the December 1997 ACP Observer, copyright 1997 by the American College of Physicians.

By Ramon F. Soto, FACP

Simon Beker, FACP, the founder and first Governor for the College's Venezuela chapter, died in a car collision on Aug. 16. He was 68.

Dr. Beker, from Caracas, Venezuela, was an internationally known gastroenterologist and hepatologist. A graduate of the medical school at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1954, he trained in gastroenterology with H.L. Bockus, MD, at Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and he trained in hepatology at Hammersmith Hospital in London, England.

A sought-after lecturer and writer, Dr. Beker pioneered the field of gastroenterology in Venezuela. He was professor of medicine at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and author of five books and 170 papers on his specialty. He served as president of the Bockus International Society from 1987-89 and as president of the International Association for the Study of Liver from 1984-86, as well.

Elected to ACP fellowship in 1993 and governor from 1994-97, Dr. Beker was very active as a promoter of ACP in Venezuela.

Dr. Soto is Governor for ACP's Venezuela Chapter.

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