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.

2024-25 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

Alicia Arbaje, MD, MPH, PhD, FACP (Regent)
Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Transitional Care Research
Center for Transformative Geriatrics Research, Division of Geriatric Medicine, and Gerontology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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

Noel Deep, MD, MACP (Regent)
Regional Medical Director
Aspirus Medical Group
Antigo, WI
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

Laurie J. Lyckholm, MD
Professor, Hematology/Oncology
University of Virgina
Morgantown WV
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Hematology

William E. Fox, MD, MACP (Chair, Board of Regents)
(ex officio)
Fox and Brantley Internal Medicine, PLC
Charlottesville, VA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Isaac O. Opole, MBChB, PhD, MACP (President)
(ex officio)
Professor of Medicine
Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Overland Park, KS
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Ikaasa Suri (CSM)
Doctor of Medicine Candidate
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Bergenfield, NJ
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Ashley McKenzie, MD (CRFM)
Internal Medicine Resident
Saint Joseph Hospital
Denver, CO
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Amy K. Holbrook, MD, FACP (CECP)
Associate Program Director - Internal Medicine Residency
Director of Medical Student Education
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Allina Health
Little Canada, MN
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Staff Liaison: Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD,

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