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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Reports to

Board of Regents


Recommend to the Board of Regents effective strategies to assure integration of diversity and inclusion across the College’s governance and membership that is responsive to the changing environment and demographics. Such strategies should enhance professional development, foster diversity and involvement in College activities, and increase the value of membership for our diverse physician members.

Composition (16)

Chair, who is a member of the College with no other restrictions; thirteen members, including one Resident/Fellow member, one Medical Student, and one Early Career Physician member.

The President and Chair of the Board of Regents are ex officio, voting members.


Members and chair serve one-year, renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless additional time is approved by the Chair, BOR.

2020-21 Members:

Sue S. Bornstein, MD, FACP, Chair
Executive Director
Texas Medical Home Initiative
Dallas, TX
Specialty: IM

Ricardo Correa, MD, FACP
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties: IM, END

Montserrat Diaz-Abad, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Specialty: PUL

John M. Flack, MD, MPH, MACP
Professor and Chair of Department of Internal Medicine
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, IL
Specialties: HTN, Cardiovascular Epidemiologist

Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine
SIU School of Medicine
Springfield, IL
Specialty: IM

Lacy C. Hobgood, MD, FAAP, FACP
(Governor) North Carolina
Division Head and Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
ECU Adult and Pediatric Health Care
Greenville, NC
Specialties: IM, PEDS

Roger S. Khetan, MD, FACP
(Governor-elect) Texas Northern
Signature Medicine at BUMC
Dallas, Texas
Specialty: IM

Tammy L. Lin, MD, FACP
(Governor-Elect) California Southern Region III
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Specialty: IM

Isaac O. Opole, MD, PhD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
Specialty: Hospital Medicine

Kenneth G. Poole Jr, MD, FACP
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty: IM

Fatima Syed, MD, MSc, FACP
Durham, NC
Specialties: IM, END

Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP (President)
(Ex-officio Member)
Managing Partner
McDuffie Medical Associates
Thomson, GA
Specialty: IM

Heather E. Gantzer, MD, MACP (Chair, Board of Regents)
(Ex-officio Member)
Internist, General Internal Medicine
Park Nicollet Clinic
Nocturnist, Park Nicollet Hospitalist Program
Methodist Hospital
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties: IM, Hospital Medicine

Amanda Collar, Albuquerque, NM – (CSM)
Pooja Jaeel, MD, San Diego, CA – (CRFM)
Tiffany I. Leung, MD, MPH, FACP, Maastricht, Netherlands – (CECP)

Staff Liaison: Joanne Ey,