Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee


To formulate principles and policies on ethics, professionalism, and human rights for the Board of Regents, uphold high ethical standards in medicine and advise the College's Center for Ethics and Professionalism.

Composition (14)

Chair, who is a Regent; Vice-Chair, who is a Governor; 10 members, including at least one Regent, at least one Governor, 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.


Chair, Vice Chair, and members serve one-year terms renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless extended by the Chair, Board of Regents. The early career physician, medical student and resident/fellow member positions are appointed according to the BOR-approved policy for council appointments.

2023-24 Members

Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH, MACP, Chair (Regent)
Associate Dean for Public Health & Health Policy; Professor of Medicine
Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
South Burlington, VT
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Alejandro Moreno, MBBS, MPH, JD, MACP, Vice Chair (Governor)
Assistant Dean, Clinical Skills Integration
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Austin, TX
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Eduardo Bruera, MD, FACP
Department Chair, Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Cancer Treatment

Angelique N. Collamer, MD, FACP, Lt Col, USAF (Governor)
Chief of Rheumatology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Associate Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Charlene M. Dewey, MD, MACP (Regent)
Professor of Medical Education and Administration, Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Kari L. Esbensen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Senior Faculty Fellow (Emory Center for Ethics)
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Specialties: Hospital Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Kyle E. Karches, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Care Ethics
St. Louis University
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Kenneth Prager, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Ethics, Chair of Medical Ethics Committee
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY
Specialty: PUD

Erik Wallace, MD, MACP
Senior Medical Director for Colorado (CO-1)
Oak Street Health
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Faculty Associate, Center for Bioethics and Humanities
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, MACP SFHM (Chair, Board of Regents)
(Ex-officio member)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Omar T. Atiq, MD, MACP (President)
(Ex-officio member)
Professor of Medicine and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Specialty: Oncology/Hematology

Ikaasa Suri (CSM)
Research Fellow
Icahn School of Medicine
Bergenfield, NJ

Diana Jung, MD (CRFM)
Internal Medicine Resident
Searcy, AR

Amy K. Holbrook, MD, FACP (CECP)
Associate Program Director, Residency Program
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Little Canada, MN
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Staff Liaison: Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD,