President of the Panamerican Federation of Associations of Medical Schools (PAFAMS)
Ricardo León–Bórquez, MD, MSA is Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG) in México. He studied medicine at UAG, completed a Masters in Sciences in Physiology at UAG and the University of Oklahoma (1987). He also has a Master in Science Administration from University of Central Michigan (1994). He is a scholar of the Harvard Macy Program (Leaders in International Education – 2000)
He has had a long career at UAG, holding positions as Academic Secretary of the School of Medicine (1985 to 1988), developer of the International Program of the School of Medicine (1988 – 1989), became the first Associate Dean of the International Program (1989 – 2000), Dean of the School of Medicine (2000-2007), Vice-President of Health Sciences (2007 – 2011) and Director of Institutional Relations of UAG (2011 – 2015)
Dr. León has participated as a founder member of the International Association of Medical Sciences Educators (IAMSE). He has held different positions in the Mexican Association of Schools and Faculties of Medicine (AMFEM in Spanish) and in 2015 he became President, his term ending in 2017. He has also served as Vice-President of the Pan-American Federation of Associations of Medical Schools (PAFAMS) from 2013 to 2016 and in June 2016 he was elected President of PAFAMS for the next 3 years.