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George A.O. Alleyne Edit Profile

academic administrator

George A.O. Alleyne, Barbadian academic administrator, former public health service administrator. Named Knight Bachelor, 1990; recipient Order of the Caribbean Community (O.C.C.), 2001.


Alleyne, George A.O. was born on October 7, 1932 in St. Philip, Barbados.


Bachelor of Medicine, University London, 1957. Doctor of Medicine, University London, 1965. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Wisconsin.

Doctor of Science (honorary), McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Doctor of Science (honorary), Queens University, Ontario, Canada, 2001.


Researcher University Wisconsin, West Indies, 1962—1972, professor medicine, 1972—1976, chairman department medicine, 1976—1981, chancellor, since 2003. Chief of research promotion & coordination Pan American Health Organization, 1981—1985, director, 1995—2003, director emeritus, since 2003. Special envoy of secretary-general for Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in the Caribbean region United Nations, since 2003.


Married Sylvan I. Chen. 3 children.

Sylvan I. Chen