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Scientific Medical Policy Committee

Reports to:

Board of Regents


Develop and disseminate advice to improve the health of individuals and populations; and promote high value care based on the best available evidence on the determinants of health, including but not limited to genetic variability, environment, and lifestyle.

Composition (12)

Chair, who is an ACP member physician; Vice Chair, and 10 members, one of which is a public member.


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

Disclosure of Interests

Disclosures of Interest for all members and ACP staff are reported, discussed, and resolved at the start of each High Value Care Committee meeting and conference call.

View the most recent Disclosure of Interests.

2019-20 Members

Linda L. Humphrey, MD, MACP, Chair
Medical Service P3MED
Portland, OR
Specialty: IM

Robert M. Centor, MD, MACP, Vice Chair
UAB Huntsville Reg Med Campus
Huntsville, AL
Specialty: Hospital Medicine

Elie A. Akl, MD, FACP
Riad-el-Solh, Beirut
Specialty: IM

Mary Ann Forciea, MD, MACP
Clinical Associate Professor
University of PA Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties: IM, GER

Peter G. Hamilton, BSc, MBBCh, FRCPC, FACP
(Governor) Alberta
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Specialty: IM

Russell P. Harris, MD, FACP
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialty: IM

Gregory A. Hood, MD, MACP
Lexington, KY
Specialty: IM

Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA
Acting Regional Dean
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Specialties: IM, ID

Devan L. Kansagara, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine at the VA Portland Health Care System
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Maura Marcucci, MD
Hamilton, Canada
Specialty: IM

Adam J. Obley, MD
Portland, OR
Specialty: IM

Ray Haeme, Public Member
Granite Falls, NC

Staff Liaison: Amir Qaseem,