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Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee


To formulate principles and policies on ethics, professionalism, and human rights for the Board of Regents, uphold high ethical standards in medicine and advise the College's Center for Ethics and Professionalism.

Composition (12)

Chair, who is a Regent; Vice-Chair, who is a Governor; 10 members, including at least one Regent, at least one Governor, one Resident/Fellow member, one Medical Student, and one Early Career Physician member.


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.

2017-18 Members

Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD, FACP, Chair
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Governor St. Primary Care Center
University Medicine Foundation
Providence, RI
Specialty: IM

Omar T. Atiq, MD, FACP, Vice Chair
(Governor) Arkansas
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Director, Arkansas Cancer Institute
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties: IM, ON, HEM

John R. Ball, MD, MACP
Chair, Mission Health System
Asheville, NC

John B. Bundrick, MD, FACP
(Governor) Minnesota
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Consultant in Medicine
Mayo Clinic
General Internal Medicine
Specialties: IM

Douglas M. DeLong, MD, FACP
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Bassett Health Care
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Cooperstown NY
Specialties: IM/ GER

Lydia S. Dugdale, MD
Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics
Yale School of Medicine
Hamden, CT
Specialty: IM

Lisa S. Lehmann, MD, FACP
Natl Ctr. for Ethics in Health Care
Washington, DC
Specialty: IM

Paul S. Mueller, MD, FACP
Mayo Clinic
General Internal Medicine
Rochester, MN
Specialty: IM

Ricky Z. Cui (CSM)
Rochester, MN

Susan Lou, MD (CRFM)
Minneapolis, MN

Sima Suhas Pendharkar, MD, MPH, FACP (CECP)
Brooklyn, NY
Specialty: IM

Staff Liaison: Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD, Director, contact at or 215.351.2835