Current Section
Board of Trustees Members at IUSOM Barranquilla Branch Campus

Founder, Co-Founders, and Members of the Board of Trustees of the Branch
Campus of International University School of Medicine (IUSOM) located in
Barranquilla, Atlántico, Republic of Colombia include:

  • Prof. Dr. Ghulam Ghaus Choudhry, D.Sc. (Univ. Amsterdam), Ph.D. (Univ.
    Amsterdam), M.Sc. (Univ. Punjab), B.Sc. (Univ. Punjab), Chairman & President;
  • Dr. Octavio Cervantes-Pava, M.D. (Univ. Cartagena), General Secretary;
  • Prof. Dr. Julio Enrique Posada-Moreno, Ph.D. (Univ. Cartagena), M.D. (Univ.
    Cartagena), B.Sc. (Univ. Cartagena), Vice-President Academic;
  • Prof. Dr. Delfo Santos Acosta-Peña, Ph.D. (Univ. Libre), M.A. (Univ. Libre), B.
    A. (Univ. Libre), Vice-President Administration;
  • Prof. Dr. Ilse M. Paba, Ph.D. (Univ. Notre), D.Ed. (Univ. Notre), B.A. (Univ.
    Notre), B.A. (Univ. Libre), Vice-President Communications; and
  • Dr. Deisy Elba Acosta-Peña, M.D. (Univ. Notre), Treasurer.

Academic and Professional Scientific Qualities of Dr. Choudhry, Chairman &
President

The Founder, Dr. Choudhry, Ph.D., D.Sc., has strong academic professional insight
in the sectors of education and training as well those of innovative analytical organic
chemistry laboratory services in the EU including The Netherlands and in the North
America. He has a great perseverance.  He has good financial insight.  He has good
professional relationships with the residents of The Netherlands and other EU-
countries and with those of Canada and USA. He has very strong professional
competence in education and training area along with in the innovative analytical
organic chemistry field in which he  has struggled to start delivering medical
educational and research services through the supreme and active involvement of
co-partners and co-founders of IUSOM.

Dr Choudhry has gained about 13 years' experience for lecturing to undergraduate
and graduate students covering courses on Environmental Chemistry, Pesticide
Chemistry, Mechanistic Organic Chemistry, Organic Photochemistry, Organic
Thermochemistry, Biochemistry and Soil Humic Substances Chemistry along with
Applied Calculus and Modern Physics at the Xavier University School of Medicine
(2004-2005), the University of Amsterdam (1978 - 1983) as well as at the University
of Manitoba (1983-1989) and the University of Windsor (1989-1990).  In addition, he
has obtained one year’s experience for teaching Organic Chemistry and Physical
Chemistry at Islamia College (Degree College) (1971-1972), Quetta, Pakistan.

Moreover, Dr. Choudhry has acquired about one year’s experience (2004–2005) at
the Xavier University School of Medicine, Bonaire Campus for providing leadership
and guidance for setting up new PreMED Courses covering General Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. In addition, he has obtained a total of
6 years’ experience for working as the Acting Director (1985 - 1986) along with as
the Associate Director (1983–1985 and 1986-1989) of the Pesticide Research
Laboratory (PRL) at the Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba, Canada.
He administered the PRL and performed a leadership role by providing supervision
and guidance to the Undergraduate and Graduate Students and to other Technical
and Office Staff.

Dr. Choudhry also has about 30 years’ hands-on-experience for utilizing modern
analytical chemistry equipments such as HPLC, GC, bench-top GC-MS, HR-GC-MS,
ICP-MS, HR-ICP-MS, NMR and IR instruments. Moreover, he has five and a half
years’ North American innovative, administrative and leadership experience as a
CEO and Lab Manager of an innovative environmental and analytical chemistry
laboratory situated in Ontario, Canada. He always appreciates to work in a
cooperative social environment. He has also gained similar seven years’ European
experience by leading a chemical laboratory in The Netherlands. He possesses very
strong innovative, organisational and administrative experience both in the university
and industrial environments. He takes always initiatives to invent new analytical
methodology and technology in environmental chemistry field and in their commercial
applications. He dares to take risks in the technological innovative business(es). He
is very good decision-maker. By publishing 5 books and 119 research articles, in his
field of innovative expertise, through the American and other international publishers,
he has acquired a unique position and reputation among the international innovative
environmental, toxicological and clinical scientific community.

In order to view Dr. Choudhry's complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and a List of
Publications, please click
here.

To view Traditional DUTCH CEREMONIES OF AWARD OF DOCTOR OF SCIENCE
(D.Sc.) Degree to Dr. Choudhry by the University of Amsterdam, click
here.

Academic and Professional Scientific Qualities of Dr. Cervantes-Pava,
General Secretary

The Co-Founder, Dr. Cervantes-Pava, M.D., has outstanding academic professional
insight in the several sectors of the medical profession aiming Medical Practice both
as a Private and a Governmental Family Doctor in Barranquilla, Colombia and in
Curacao and Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean (Formerly Netherlands Antilles (N.A.)).

Dr. Cervantes-Pava has acquired more than 34 years’ experience as a Private
Medical Practitioner in Barranquilla (1970–1974) and in Bonaire (1976-2006).  In
addition, he is in possession of about 35 years experience as a Local Medical
Practitioner in various Non-Governmental and Governmental clinics and hospitals
such as Clinica Materno Infantil (1971), San Francisco de Paula, Pediatric Hospital
(1972), Clinica del Prado (1973), Clinica Bautista (1973), Clinica Colombia (1974),
and Clinica del Terminal Maritimo (1974) located in Barranquilla, Colombia as well as
St. Elisabeth Hospitaal (1975) in Curacao (N.A.), Clinica Antriol (1976–2003),
Hospitaal Sant Franciscus (1976–2006), and Kasdi Kwido (1996 – 2006) situated
Bonaire.

In order to view Dr. Cervantes-Pava's complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and a List of
Publications, please click
here.

Academic and Professional Scientific Qualities of Dr. Posada-Moreno, Vice-
President Academic

The Co-Founder, Dr.Posada-Moreno, Ph.D., M.D. has extraordinary academic
professional insight in the several sectors of the medical profession aiming Medical
Education and Training together with Medical Practice as a Specialist in Barranquilla,
Colombia and in Mexico.

Dr. Posada-Moreno is in possession of about 28 years’ experience for leadership
obtained by working as the Head of Department of Surgery at the Metropolitan
University Hospital (1978–2006), Barranquilla, Colombia.  Likewise, he has 28 years’
experience of teaching general surgery gained by working as a Professor of Surgery
at the Metropolitan University Hospital (1978–2006), Barranquilla.  Furthermore, he
has acquired a title of Surgeon Oncologist for which he completed his 3 years’
residency (1974–1977) at the Oncology Hospital of the National Medical Center in
the Mexican Institute of Social Security.  Dr. Posada-Moreno also possesses several
other medical professional qualifications covering Speciality in: General Surgery
(1977–1978); Models, Types, and Designs of Investigations of Investigation (October
2001); and Teaching of Medical University Students (May 2006), all obtained at the
Metropolitan University, Barranquilla. Moreover, he has gained an experience of
about 28 years for private Medical Practice as a Surgeon Specialist in Barranquilla
(1978–2006).

In order to view Dr. Posada-Moreno's complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and a List of
Publications, please click
here.

Academic and Professional Scientific Qualities of Dr. Delfo Acosta-Peña,
Vice-President Administration

The Co-Founder, Dr. Delfo Acosta-Peña, Ph.D., has superb academic professional
insight in the several sectors of Law focusing Legal Education and Training together
with Law Practice as a Lawyer of high calibre in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Dr. Delfo Acosta-Peña is in possession of more than 26 years’ experience for
providing leadership in Law in both commercial and academic sectors, acquired by
working as Secretary of Juridical Department at Hypothecary Central Bank (1980–
1992), as Regional Lawyer at Bank of Occident (1980–1992), as an External Lawyer
at CORPAVI (1995–2002), as a Professor of Commercial and Educational Law at
Universidad Autonomo (1990-1992), and as a Professor of Labour, Commercial, and
Educational Law at Universidad Libre (1992–2000), located in Barranquilla,
Colombia.  Currently he is also holding several other Executive and Professional
Positions such as Advisory Juridical at Universidad Libre and as an External Lawyer
at Granahorrar Bank, Davivienda Bank, Central Bank of Investment Corp., and
Electric of Atlantic Company, corp. in Liquidation, Barranquilla (2002–2006).

In order to view Dr. Delfo Acosta-Peña's complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and a List
of Publications, please click
here.

Academic and Professional Scientific Qualities of Dr. Paba, Vice-President
Communications

The Co-Founder, Dr. Paba, Ph.D. has extraordinary academic professional insight in
the several sectors of the mass media as well as English as a Communication
Language.

Ms. Paba is in possession of more than 8 years’ experience for academic leadership
in Mass Media and Mass Communication obtained by working as a Lecturer in
English Language & Mass Media at the Universidad del Norte and as a Lecturer in
English Language for Communication at the Department of Industrial Engineering,
Universidad Libre in Barranquilla, Colombia (1998–2006).  Moreover, she has
acquired 8 years’ experience for working as a Private Consultant (1998–2006) and
she provided Expert Advices in Mass Media for Editing Web-Pages and TV Ad
Publications in Barranquilla. Ms. Paba has also gained additional 14 years’
experience of Public Relations Analyst obtained by working at Intercor – Correjon
(Exxon) in Barranquilla (19981–1995).

In order to view Dr. Paba's complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and a List of
Publications, please click
here.

Academic and Professional Scientific Qualities of Dr. Deisy Acosta-Peña,
Treasurer

The Co-Founder, Dr. Deisy Acosta-Peña, M.D. has superb academic professional
insight in the several branches of the medical profession focusing Medical
Psychology as a Psychologist in Barranquilla, Colombia and in Guajira, Albania.

Dr. Deisy Acosta-Peña has gained more than 13 years’ experience for Applied
Medical Psychology acquired by working as Psychologist at Clinica del Atlantico
(1979–1981) targeting evaluation and psychotherapy to drug addicts, internal
patients, at Ecleciastic Tribune of Barranquilla (1982–1987) investigating elaboration
of psychological expertises in processes of matrimonial nullity demands, at Institute
of Public Health, Administrative Centre (April 1982 – September 1982) applying
psychology in the area of occupational health, at Institute of Social Security, and
Clinica del Norte (1982–1989) as a Psychologist in external consultation in
Barranquilla, Colombia along with at the Corporation for the Promotion and
Development (1992–1996) aiming sociology and culture of the Guajira People in
Guajira, Albania. In addition, she is in possession of about 20 years’ experience for
Private Practice (1984–1994) in Barranquilla for performing evaluation and
psychotherapy in patients affiliated to Caprecom  (social  and communications
corporation) and Electric Corporation of the Atlantic Coast, CORELCA, Barranquilla
together with for Private Practice (Part-Time) in General Psychology in Barranquilla.

In order to view Dr. Deisy Acosta-Peña's complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and a List
of Publications, please click
here.
















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