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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.


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

2021-22 Members

Zeshan A. Rajput, MD, MBA, MS, Chair
The MITRE Corporation
Green Cove Springs, FL         
Specialty: Internal Medicine

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

Phillip F. Bressoud, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine      
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Elisa I. Choi, MD, FACP, FIDSA (Chair-elect, Board of Governors)
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

Yul D. Ejnes, MD, MACP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Scituate, RI
Specialty: Internal Medicine

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

Rebecca B. Hemphill, MD, FACP (Governor)
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Falmouth, ME
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Parag H. Mehta, MD, FACP (Governor)
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

Ted E. Palen, PhD, MD, MSPH, FACP
Senior Investigator
Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Aurora, CO
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Kenneth G. Poole Jr., MD, MBA, FACP
Senior Medical Director, Experience
Optum Care
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialty: Internal Medicine

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

Stephen M. Hughes, MD (CFRM)
Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care
Naval Medical Center, San Diego
San Diego, CA
Specialties: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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

Staff Liaison: Nadia Daneshvar,