Medical Informatics Committee

Board of Regents


Advise the Board of Regents, committees and councils on medical informatics and health information technology (HIT), including HIT education, adoption, incorporation in practice, and use to improve the quality, safety and affordability of patient care.

Composition (13)

Chair; Vice-Chair who is a Governor; 11 members, including one early career physician and one resident/fellow member. The Vice Chair position may be filled by a non-Governor based on the current committee composition and anticipated needs/skill sets of the committee.


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 and resident/fellow member positions are appointed according to the BOR-approved policy for council appointments.

2023-24 Members

Deepti Pandita, MBBS, FACP, FAMIA, Chair
Chief Health Information Officer
Hennepin Healthcare
Plymouth, MN
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Parag H. Mehta, MD, MACP, Vice Chair
Assistant Professor Cornell Medicine
Senior Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine
Chief Medical Information Officer
New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Hospitalist

Jitendra Barmecha, MBBS, MD, MPH, FACP
Senior Vice President - Chief Information & Digital Strategy Officer
SBH Health System
Bronx, NY
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Elisa I. Choi, MD, FACP, FIDSA (Regent)
Chief of Internal Medicine
HVMA Somerville
Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases/HIV Medicine Specialist
Harvard Medical School Faculty
Somerville, MA
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Ellen J. Gelles, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Case School of Medicine
Director of Medical Informatics, Provider User Experience
Shaker Heights, OH
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Ross W. Hilliard, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Brown University
Providence, RI
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Medical Informatics

Sharath Kharidi, MD
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Acute Care
Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship
West Chester, PA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Lisa Rotenstein, MD, MBA
Associate Medical Director of Population Health
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Matthew Sakumoto, MD
Virtual-First Primary Care and Informatics Physician Champion
Sutter Health West Bay Medical Group Clinical Intelligence Lead, Clear Step
San Francisco, CA
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Medical Informatics

Lipika Samal, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

John J. Whyte, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Great Falls, VA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Isaure Hostetter, MD (CRFM)
San Jose, CA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Megan D. Hiles, MD, FACP (CECP)
Clinical Assistant Professor, General & Hospital Medicine
The University of Kansas Medical School
Mission Hills, KS
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Staff Liaison: Nadia Daneshvar,

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