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Officers and Board Members

Chair, Board of Directors - P. Preston Reynolds, MD, PhD, MACP

Professor of Medicine and Nursing

Associate Chair, Professionalism and Diversity

University of Virginia


President - David J. Doukas, MD

James A. Knight Chair of Humanities and Ethics in Medicine

Director, Program in Medical Ethics and Human Values

Tulane University School of Medicine

Chair-Elect - Tom Harter, PhD

Director, Bioethics, Humanities and Advance Care Planning

Gundersen Health System


Past-Chair - Janet Malek, PhD

Associate Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Director, Houston Methodist Biomedical Ethics Program

Treasurer - Glen D. Solomon, MD, FACP

Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine and Neurology

Residency Program Director - Internal Medicine

Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University

Secretary - Trish Sexton, DHEd, MS, FNAOME

Associate Dean for Curriculum

Professor Family Medicine

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

At Large Board Members
Pamela Duke, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine: Associate Director, Clinical Skills and Professionalism

Drexel University College of Medicine


Patrick D. Herron, DBe

Associate Professor, Department of Family & Social Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Director, Bioethics Education

Director of Operations & Educational Programming,

Ruth L. Gottesman Clinical Skills Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Gia Merlo, MD, MBA

Associate Dean for Health Professions

Professor in the Practice, Rice University

Founding Director, MPRO

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Baylor College of Medicine

John Spandorfer, MD

Roger Daniels Associate Dean for Professionalism in Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Rebecca Volpe, PhD

Assistant Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Humanities

Penn State College of Medicine

Director, Clinical Ethics Consultation Service

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center