Patient and Interprofessional Partnership Committee

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Medical Education Division

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To advise Medical Education Division staff on plans and strategies to promote high quality education that incorporates interprofessional, interdisciplinary and patient perspectives, and that promotes partnership with all members of the healthcare team.

Composition (12):

Chair, who is an ACP member physician; Vice Chair; three non-physician clinicians with experience/interest in interprofessional education (e.g., nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or pharmacist); two non-clinician representatives with experience and expertise in patient and family partnership in care; one Resident/Fellow member; one Early Career Physician member; three at-large positions.


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:

Carrie A. Horwitch, MD, MACP, Chair
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
Seattle, WA
Specialty: IM

Susan Lee, MD, FACP, Vice Chair (Governor)
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
State University of New York, Stony Brook
East Setauket, NY
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Myriam Z. Allende-Vigo, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Endocrinology
University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
San Juan, PR
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Darlene Barkman, MA
Education Specialist/Trainer
Department of Medical Ethics
CHOP Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
Philadelphia, PA
Specialty: Medical Education

Carolyn Dickens, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC
Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Practice and Community Partnerships
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine
University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Alan W. Dow, MD, FACP
Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Anna Legreid Dopp, PharmD
Director, Clinical Guidelines & Quality Improvement
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Bethesda, MD

Lindsey Galli
Director of Education
PFCC Partners
Long Beach, CA

Heather Rye, CCM, LMSW
Complex Care Manager, Program Supervisor
University of Michigan
Royal Oaks, MI

Leslie-Ann Williams, MD, FACP
Alexandria, VA
Specialty: Medicine-Pediatrics

Hera Maryam, MD (CRFM)
Los Angeles, CA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Ankita Sagar, MD, MPH, FACP (CECP)
Plainview, NY
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Staff Liaison:

Daisy Smith,

Brian Hammer,

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