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Health and Public Policy Committee


Develop and assist with implementation of College policy on issues affecting the health care of the American public and the practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties.

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 Resident/Fellow member, one Medical Student, and one Early Career Physician member.


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

2018-19 Members

Sue S. Bornstein, MD, FACP, Chair
Executive Director
Texas Medical Home Initiative
Dallas, TX
Specialty: IM

Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH, FACP, Vice Chair
(Governor) Vermont
Associate Dean for Public Health
Professor of Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT
Specialty: IM

Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Education
Oregon Health & Science University
Staff Physician
Portland VA Medical Center
Portland, OR
Specialty: IM

Lee S. Engel, MD, PhD, FACP
(Governor) Louisiana
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Department of Medicine
1542 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
Specialties: IM, ID

Heather E. Gantzer, MD, FACP
Internist, General Internal Medicine
Park Nicollet Clinic
Methodist Hospital
St. Louis Park, MN
Specialty:  IM

Tracey L. Henry, MD, MPH, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Specialty: IM

Joshua D. Lenchus, DO, SFHM, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Radiology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Davie, FL
Specialty: Hospital Medicine

Bridget M. McCandless, MD, FACP
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Independence, MO
Specialty: IM

Molly B. Southworth, MD, MPH, FACE, FACP
Endocrinologist Alaska Native Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Affiliate of Alaska Professor of Biomedical Science
University of Alaska Anchorage/WWAMI Program
Anchorage, AK
Specialty: END

Fatima Syed, MD, MSc, FACP
Resident in Internal Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Alexandria Valdrighi (CSM)
Omaha, NE

Jacob Quinton, MD, MPH (CRFM)
New Haven, CT

Mary Anderson Wallace, MD, FACP, SFHM (CECP)
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO
Specialty: Hospital Medicine

Susan W. Lane, MD, FACP (AAIM Rep) (Guest)
Setauket, NY
Specialty: IM

Staff Liaison: Renee Butkus