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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-at-large serve one-year terms renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless extended by the Chair, Board of Regents.

2019-20 Members

Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, Chair (Regent)
Acting Regional Dean
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Specialty: IM, ID

Noel N. Deep, MD, FACP, Vice Chair
(Governor) Wisconsin
Assistant Clinical Professor,
Medical College of Wisconsin
Antigo, WI
Specialties: IM, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Betty Chang, MDCM, PhD, FACP
(Governor) New Mexico
Executive Vice Chair of Internal Medicine
Vice Chair of Faculty Development and Inpatient Services
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties: IM, PUD, CCM

Lydia S. Dugdale, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center
Dept of Medicine General Med
New York, NY
Specialty: IM

Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP
The E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics
Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics and tenured Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
Specialty: IM

Thomas S. Huddle, MD, FACP
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Specialty: IM

Mark A. Levine, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Assoc. Dean for Graduate Medical Education and
Designated Institutional Official
UVM Medical Center
Vice Chair for Education
Dept. of Medicine
UVM College of Medicine
Burlington, VT
Specialty: IM, Hospital Medicine

Eileen M. Moser, MD, MACP, Chair (Regent)
Associate Dean for Medical Education
Associate Professor of Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
Hummelstown, PA
Specialty: IM, GER

S. Calvin Thigpen, MD, FACP
(Governor) Mississippi
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS
Specialty: IM

Douglas M. DeLong, MD, MACP (Chair, Board of Regents)
(Ex-officio Member)
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Bassett Health Care
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Cooperstown, NY
Specialties: IM/ GER

Robert M. McLean, MD, MACP (President)
(Ex-officio Member)
Full-Time Private Practice
Northeast Medical Group of Yale-New Haven Health System
Associate Clinical Professor
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Specialties: IM, RHU

Diana Jung (CSM)
Kansas City, MO

Ashruta Patel, DO, MS (CRFM)
Cleveland, OH

Lt. Col. Joshua Hartzell, MD, FACP (CECP)
Potomac, MD
Specialties: IM, ID

Staff Liaison: Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD,