You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

You are here

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.

2016-17 Members

Andrew Dunn, MD, MPH, SFHM, FACP, Chair (Regent)
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System
New York, NY
Specialty:  Hospital Medicine

Sue S. Bornstein, MD, FACP, Vice Chair
(Governor) Texas Northern
Executive Director
Texas Medical Home Initiative
Dallas, TX
Specialty: IM

George Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP
(Governor)  Massachusetts
Professor of Medicine
Univ of Massachusetts School of Medicine
Associate Chief of Medicine
Saint Vincent Hospital
Worcester, MA
Specialties:  IM, ID

James F. Bush, MD, FACP
Medicaid Medical Officer and Staff Physician
Wyoming Dept of Health
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty: IM

Heather E. Gantzer, MD, FACP (Regent)
Internist, General Internal Medicine
Park Nicollet Clinic
Nocturnist Park Nicollet Hospitalist Program
Methodist Hospital
St. Louis Park, MN
Specialty:  IM

Tracey Henry, MD, MPH, MS
Power Springs, GA

Gregory C. Kane, MD, FACP
(Governor) Pennsylvania Southeastern
The Jane and Leonard Korman Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
Chairman Dept of Medicine
The Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Specialty: IM

Joshua D. Lenchus, DO, SFHM, FACP
Davie, FL
Specialty:  Hospital Medicine

Joseph M. Li, SFHM, MD, FACP (Regent)
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Med
Boston, MA
Specialty: Hospital Medicine

Bridget M. McCandless, MD, FACP
Independence, MO
Specialty: IM

Danny Allen Newman, MD, FACP (CECP)
Augusta, GA
Specialty: IM

Sarah Ahmed (CSM)
Philadelphia, PA

Sarah G. Candler, MD, MPH (CRFM)
New Orleans, LA

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

Staff Liaison: Renee Butkus