Student Corner: Albert M. Balesh
Nov. 1, 2012
- Second-year physician assistant student
A native of Chicago, Balesh holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rome School of Medicine.
He was a general surgeon in Rome who specialized in diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal tract and he lived in Italy for 20 years.
After returning to the United States, he directed a diabetes clinic and prenatal health facility in a community health center in El Paso while teaching basic, intermediate and advanced Italian language courses at the University of Texas – El Paso.
He then decided to pursue a career as a physician assistant. At age 60, he is currently a second-year physician assistant student at BCM and hopes to practice community medicine in an underserved area of Texas or an indigent community on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Balesh recently published an article in the August 2012 issue of PA Professional, a journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.