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Patient Partnership in Healthcare Committee

Reports to: Board of Regents

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To advise the Board of Regents and ACP Staff on how to help physicians leverage the investment of patients in their own health, and how to help patients become informed advocates and active patients in their care through development and provision of high quality, accessible information for patients; facilitating partnerships and effective communication among patients, physicians, and other health care professionals; fostering collaborations with organized patient groups, industry, and others; and developing programs and resources to facilitate authentic engagement of patients in their care.

Composition (11-12):

Chair; 10 – 11 members comprised of at least one Regent or former Regent (within three years of coming off of the Board of Regents), one Governor, two non-physician clinicians (e.g., nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or pharmacist); one representative appointed by each of two patient organizations, one resident/fellow member and one early career physician; two to three at-large positions for ACP members.


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

2017-18 Members:

Steven E. Weinberger, MD, MACP, Chair
Associate Executive Vice President and Executive Vice President and CEO Emeritus
American College of Physicians
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties: PUL, Critical Care

Michael J. Barry, MD, MACP
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Specialty:  IM

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

Neha Bansal, MD
Philadelphia PA
Specialty: IM

Megha Garg, MD, MPH
San Francisco, CA
Specialty: IM

Elizabeth K. Hoy (Libby)
Patient Family Centered Care Partners
Long Beach, CA

Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP
Palo Alto, CA
Specialty: IM

Ryan D. Mire, MD, FACP (Regent)
Private Practice
Heritage Medical Associates
Nashville, TN
Specialty: IM

Sandra Myerson, MBA, RN, MS
Yardley, PA

Mitch Rothholz, MBA
Chief of Staff
American Pharmacists Association
Washington, DC

Doron Schneider, MD, FACP
Chief Safety and Quality Officer
Abington Hospitals – Jefferson Health
Dresher, PA
Specialty: IM

Jennifer M. Sweeney
Consumer Engagement and Community Outreach
National Partnership for Women and Families
Washington, DC

Staff Liaison: Wendy Nickel