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Medical Informatics Committee

Board of Regents

Charge

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; 11 members, including one early career physician and one resident/fellow member.

Terms

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
Principal
The MITRE Corporation
Green Cove Springs, FL         
Specialty: Internal Medicine
zrajput@mitre.org

Deepti Pandita, MBBS, FACP, FAMIA, Vice Chair
Chief Health Information Officer     
Hennepin Healthcare
Plymouth, MN
Specialty: Internal Medicine
dp_md2001@yahoo.com

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

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
elisamdfacp@gmail.com

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

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

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

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
drparagmehta@gmail.com

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

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

John J. Whyte, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
WebMD
Great Falls, VA
Specialty: Internal Medicine
drjohnwhyte@gmail.com

Stephen M. Hughes, MD (CFRM)
Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care
Naval Medical Center, San Diego
San Diego, CA
Specialties: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
Stephen.m.hughes.2010@gmail.com

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

Staff Liaison: Brooke Rockwern, brockwern@acponline.org