|Neville Alberto named new UND program director of transitional residency and associate program director of internal medicine residency|
Neville Alberto, MD, has been named to the newly combined position of program director of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences transitional residency program, and associate program director of the internal medicine residency program, effective July 1. Alberto has served as the associate program director for internal medicine since 2006. He continues to serve as a hospitalist at MeritCare Health System in Fargo.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Alberto to this new position,” says Joshua Wynne, UND senior executive vice president for health affairs and executive dean. “He will provide valuable leadership for the residency programs.”
In his new role, he will oversee the transitional year residency program, which provides a well-balanced program of graduate medical education in multiple clinical disciplines. Conducted almost entirely at MeritCare in Fargo, the program allows residents to explore medical and surgical specialties that they will interact with in the future. As associate program director of the internal medicine residency program, he will assist David Theige in leading the three-year, community-based program. He will continue to see MeritCare patients.
Alberto received his medical degree from Goa Medical College, Goa, India. He was the senior registrar in internal medicine at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Prior to joining MeritCare, he completed his residency in internal medicine and was the chief medical resident in the department of internal medicine at Easton Hospital, Hahneman University, Easton, Pa. He is board-certified in internal medicine and palliative medicine. He was chosen by the current transitional year residents as “Teacher of the Year” in May.
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