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Education and Publication Committee


Develop policies and strategic plans to disseminate scientific and professional information to physicians, trainees, other health care providers, and patients, in order to improve health and the quality, safety and affordability of patient care.

Composition (13)

Chair, who is a Regent; Vice-Chair, who is a Governor; 11 members, including at least one Regent, at least one Governor, one Medical Student, one Resident/Fellow member, and one Early Career Physician member. Strive for representatives from each of the following:

  • Subspecialty Fellows
  • Hospitalists
  • International Physicians
  • Subspecialists
  • Practicing physician
  • Academic (3 from different areas: students, resident education and department chair)
  • A representative from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) and a representative from the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME). Each attends committee meetings as a guest.


Chair, Vice Chair, and members-at-large serve one-year, renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless extended by the Chair, BOR.

2016-17 Members

Mark A. Levine, MD, FACP, Chair
Professor of Medicine
Assoc. Dean for Graduate Medical Education and
Designated Institutional Official
UVM Medical Center
Vice Chair for Education
Dept. of Medicine
UVM College of Medicine
Burlington, VT
Specialty: IM

Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP, Vice Chair, (Chair-elect, Board of Governors)
(Governor) Oregon
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Education
Oregon Health & Science Univ
Staff Physician
Portland VA Medical Center
Portland, OR
Specialty: IM

Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH, FACP
Baltimore, MD
Specialty: IM

R. Ford Bursey, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Health Sciences Centre
St. Johns NL A1B 3V6, CANADA
Specialties: IM, GE

Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP
(Governor)  Illinois Downstate
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Specialties: IM, ID

Jennifer A. Meddings, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties: Medicine-Pediatrics

Eileen M. Moser, MD, FACP
Hummelstown, PA
Specialty: IM

Richard J. Simons, MD, MACP
Senior Associate Dean for MD Programs
Professor of Medicine
The George Washington University
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Washington, DC
Specialty: IM

John D. Thornton, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
Specialty: Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine

Soma Wali, MD, FACP
Chair, Dept. of Medicine
Director, UCLA-Olive View Internal Medicine
Residency Program
Executive Vice Chair of Medicine, UCLA Aff. Hospital
Professor of Clinical Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Sylmar, CA
Specialties: IM, Medical Education

Sabrina E.A. Dzafovic (CSM)
Calgary AB, Canada

Rahul Banerjee, MD (CRFM)
Philadelphia, PA

Richard M. Wardrop, MD, PhD, FAA, FACP (CECP)
Chapel Hill, NC

Staff Liaison: Patrick C. Alguire, MD, FACP
Diane Scott-Lichter