Dr. Wartman (AΩA, Johns Hopkins University, 1970) is completing his tenth year on the AΩA Board of Directors and is serving as Board President, and has served on The Pharos Editorial Board since 1996. Dr. Wartman received his AB from Cornell University and his MD and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins and a Henry Luce Scholar in Indonesia. Since 2005, he’s served as the third President and CEO of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) in Washington, DC. Previously, he was Executive Vice President for Academic and Health Affairs, and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In 2008, he founded AAHC International™, a global organization dedicated to improving health and well being worldwide. He has received numerous awards and honorary degrees, most recently the 2015 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award. He is an internist and a sociologist.
Immediate Past President
Lynn Cleary, MD
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor of Medicine and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
Dr. Cleary (AOA, Ohio State University, 1978) is Professor of Medicine and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the State University of New York (SUNY), and serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Cleary is councilor of the Upstate AOA Chapter, serves on the Editorial Board of The Pharos, previously served as Board President, a Councilor Board member of AOA and has chaired an AOA Councilor Task Force. She is a clinician and educator and has received teaching awards at Upstate and nationally, most recently the AAMC/AOA Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award in 2017. She is a lifetime honorary member of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), served on the Executive Board from 2009-2017, and chaired a Transprofessional Task Force in 2017. She is active in the American College of Physicians, recently completed service as Governor of the Upstate Region of the New York Chapter, and currently serves as a member of the ACP’s Master Clinician Task Force.
Holly J. Humphrey, MD
Dean for Medical Education, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Division Biological Sciences, Chicago, IL
Dr. Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP, (AOA, University of Chicago, 1983) became the eighth president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation—the only national foundation dedicated solely to improving the education of health professionals—in July 2018. Previously, she served for 15 years as the Ralph W. Gerard Professor in Medicine and Dean for Medical Education at The University of Chicago. Dr. Humphrey earned her MD degree with honors from The University of Chicago and as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Following an internal medicine residency, pulmonary and critical care fellowship, and Chief Residency, all in the department of medicine at The University of Chicago, she served for 14 years as Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, which provided the foundation for her medical education career. Her signature programs in medical education have focused on diversity and inclusion, mentoring, and professional identity formation. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, a Master of the American College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London). Crain’s Chicago Business featured her as one of their “Women to Watch,” and the NorthShore University HealthSystem created the Holly J. Humphrey Medical Education Fund with a one-million-dollar gift to The University of Chicago. Her teaching honors include selection as a favorite faculty teacher by graduating University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine students more than 25 times.
Atul Grover, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President, Association of American Medical Colleges
Dr. Grover (AΩA, George Washington University, 1995) is beginning his first year on the AΩA Board of Directors as the Medical Organization Director. In his role as executive vice president of The Association of American Medical Colleges, Atul Grover, MD, PhD, provides strategic leadership in the areas of medical education, academic affairs, health care affairs, scientific affairs, learning and leadership programming, diversity and inclusion, public policy, and communications. Dr. Grover joined the AAMC as associate director for the Center for Workforce Studies in 2005, where he managed research activity and directed externally funded workforce studies. He became a director of government relations and health care affairs in 2007, and served as the association’s chief public policy officer from 2011-2016. Previously, Dr. Grover held positions in health care finance and applied economics consulting as well as in the U.S. Public Health Service, Health Resources and Service Administration National Center for Health Workforce Analysis. Dr. Grover received his MD from George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and his PhD in health and public policy from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Grover holds faculty appointments at GWU School of Medicine, and JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Members at large
Member at Large
Billy Ballard, DDS, MD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology and Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Meharry Medical College.
Dr. Billy Ballard is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology and Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Meharry Medical College.
With a career spanning nearly 50 years, Dr. Ballard is a well-respected pathologist with more than 120 publications, and he has been a pioneering force who has opened many doors for African American students, residents and faculty.
He earned a B.S. degree from Southern University in Louisiana before studying at Meharry Medical College where he completed both the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and the Doctor of Medicine degree.
Dr. Ballard began his academic career with dual appointments as Assistant Professor of Pathology and Oral Pathology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has been a tenured professor since 1971. Dr. Ballard’s faculty appointments, with tenure, continued at Meharry Medical College, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Since 1982, continuous funding has been awarded from HRSA for Dr. Ballard’s grant proposals at research institutions. These programs include: Health Careers Opportunity Program, Post Baccalaureate Program, Hispanic Center of Excellence, and Historical Black Colleges and Universities Center of Excellence. In 2005, the HRSA Bureau of Health Professions honored Dr. Ballard with the Associate Administrator Achievement Award, in recognition of his outstanding leadership and achievement in improving the diversity of the nation’s health workforce.
Member at Large
Bradley Barth, MD
Associate Dean for Faculty Development, and Vice-chair for Leadership and Professional Development for the Department of Emergency Medicine
Bradley Barth, MD (AΩA, University of Kansas School of Medicine,1994), Associate Dean for Faculty Development, and Vice-chair for Leadership and Professional Development for the Department of Emergency Medicine, and AΩA Chapter Councilor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Barth has served as the AΩA Councilor since 2015, and is a member of the AΩA Councilor’s Task Force.
Member at Large
Peter W. Bates, MD
Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Peter W. Bates, MD, joined the Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) community in 2008 as founding academic dean for Maine Medical Center’s Maine Track Program with the School of Medicine. He concurrently served as senior vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer at Maine Medical Center, where prior to that he was chief medical officer and chair of Medicine. In July 2019 Dr. Bates assumed the role of vice dean at Tufts School of Medicine and served as dean ad interim from January 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
As academic dean, Dean Bates oversaw the implementation of a unique and transformative academic partnership between the School of Medicine, Maine Medical Center, the State of Maine, and Maine community healthcare organizations. The Maine Track curriculum combines clinical and pre-clinical experiences throughout Maine with training at a major tertiary medical center. The program exposes medical students to the advantages of rural practice with the larger goals of addressing Maine’s physician workforce shortage and providing affordable access to high-quality medical education for Maine applicants. The Maine Track has graduated over 350 physicians since its launch in 2009, nearly fifty percent are practicing in Maine following clinical training.
As interim dean, Dr. Bates and the TUSM leadership team led the school through the COVID-19 pandemic, developing innovative and effective educational experiences that protected patients, students, and faculty. Dean Bates and TUSM also implemented a new strategic plan that committed the school to becoming an anti-racist medical school with a renewed focus on the health of its communities. The plan involved important structural and cultural changes in support of its vision.
Dr. Bates has served in several leadership roles at Maine Medical Center and the Tufts University School of Medicine. In 2017, he received the medical school’s Distinguished Faculty Award. He has been a member of several regional and national specialty and academic organizations, including their boards of directors. Bates received both his BS and MD from the University of Washington, where he completed his internal medicine internship and residency, serving as chief resident. He completed his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at UWSOM and Maine Medical Center.
Member at Large
Carol Bradford, MD, MS, FACS
Dean, The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Vice President for Health Sciences, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Dean, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Vice President for Health Sciences, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
An internationally recognized head and neck cancer researcher, surgeon and leader in academic medicine, Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, FACS, became the dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and vice president for Health Sciences at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in 2020. She is also the Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean’s Chair in Medicine and a professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Bradford earned her master’s degree in microbiology/immunology and her medical degree (cum laude) at the University of Michigan. She completed a general surgery internship at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital and research fellowship and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery residency at the University of Michigan before joining its faculty in 1992. She became department chair in 2009 and executive vice dean for academic affairs in 2016. From 2012 – 2018, she held the Charles J. Krause, MD, Collegiate Professorship in Otolaryngology.
Dr. Bradford specializes in head and neck cancer surgery, focusing her research on identifying and evaluating biomarkers that can predict outcomes. She works to develop therapies to combat certain types of head and neck cancer that are resistant to traditional forms of treatment. She also pioneered the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy as a safe and reliable tool to stage patients with melanoma of the head and neck. She has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and contributed to more than 20 book chapters.
Her many awards include a Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) in 2007, a Clinical Excellence Award from Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year Awards in 2009 and the AAO-HNS Women in Otolaryngology Helen F. Krause, MD, Memorial Trailblazer Award in 2019. Dr. Bradford was elected as the first woman president of the American Head and Neck Society in 2012 and received that organization’s Distinguished Service Award in 2015. That same year, she was inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.
In 2020, she became the president of the AAO-HNS for a one-year term. She previously served on the board of directors of this organization from 2014 – 2018. She also served as president of the Society of University Otolaryngologists in 2017. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Head and Neck Society, Triological Society and American Laryngological Association.
Member at Large
Lynne Kirk, MD, MACP
Chief Accreditation and Recognition Officer, Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education, and Professor Emeritus, University
of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Lynne Kirk, MD, MACP (AΩA,University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, 1977),Chief Accreditation and Recognition Officer, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and Professor Emeritus, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Member at Large
Susan W. Lane, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine.
Susan W. Lane, MD, FACP is Professor of Medicine at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook where she serves as the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Lane received her B.A. from Amherst College, her M.D. from the University of Connecticut, and completed her Internal Medicine Residency Training at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester.
Dr. Lane is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been practicing general internal medicine since 1996, the last 20 years at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook.
Dr. Lane’s interests include graduate medical education, physician communication, and health policy. Dr. Lane currently serves as Past-President of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), and the AAIM (Alliance for Academic Medicine) liaison to the ACP Health and Public Policy Committee. Dr. Lane is a member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) and the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society.
Dr. Lane has won numerous teaching awards including the Aesculapius Award for Excellence in Medical Education and is a graduate of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Fellowship in Leadership.
Sharon Lewis, MD
Assistant Dean for Diversity Recruitment in the
Program for Diversity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Penn
Dr. Lewis, (AΩA, University of Miami, 2005) is Assistant Dean for Diversity Recruitment in the Program for Diversity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Penn Medicine. She is the AΩA Chapter Councilor at Penn.
José Ginel Rodríguez, MD
Dean of Health Sciences, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
José Ginel Rodríguez, MD, FAAP, (AΩA Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, Faculty, 1996) graduated from the Ponce School of Medicine in 1983 in Puerto Rico. He completed his residency training in pediatrics at the Ramón Ruiz Arnau University Hospital in 1986. Upon completion of his residency, he was appointed to a faculty position as Assistant Professor in Pediatrics. He attended the Lipid Research Center at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he was certified as a Lipid Specialist in Children. After becoming Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at the University Hospital in 1997, he was selected as a faculty Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society member, and two years later was elected as UCC counselor for Alpha Omega Alpha, Gamma Chapter. Dr. Rodríguez rose to the rank of Professor in 2002. He was first named Interim Dean of the School of Medicine in July 2003 and Dean in 2004. In December 2006 he was named Acting President of UCC and President in March 2008. Since 2003, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Puerto Rico Journal of Medicine. He has served in several academic review processes including the Consulting Board of the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education and in addition in 2010 he served as LCME surveyor for the UNM School of Medicine. He currently serves as Dean of Health Science, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, Caguas, P.R.
Marie Sandoval, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine,
Division of General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics
Marie Sandoval, MD (AΩA, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1995), Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics, and AΩA Chapter Councilor at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Sandoval has been the Councilor at the University of Vermont since October 30, 2018.
Rakan Dodin, MD
Resident, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Neurological Surgery
Rakan Dodin (AΩA, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2021) joins the AOA Board of Directors as a Student Director. He is a fourth year medical student at the University of North Dakota School and Medicine and Health Sciences. He will enter the Neurosurgical Residency program at the University of Kansas later this year. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Olivia P. Campbell, MD, MS
Resident Physician University of Colorado Denver, OBGYN
Olivia Paige Campbell, (AΩA, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, 2021) is currently an Ob/Gyn resident of the University of Colorado. Dr. Campbell is a recent graduate from The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. In addition to her Student Director role on the board, she serves on the Nominating and Professionalism Committees. Dr. Campbell is interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine with a passion for DEI and advocacy.
Jabre Millon (AΩA, Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, 2022) joined the AΩA Board of Directors as a Student Director in 2022. He is fourth year medical student pursuing a residency in Interventional Radiology. He received is BA in biology from the University of Southern California in 2015.
Dr. McAneny (AΩA University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, 1977) is CEO of New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants, LTD and the past President of the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation. She is active in organized medicine and advocacy. She was the 1989 President of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association and was President of the New Mexico Medical Society in 2000. She served a four-year term on the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, on the AMA Council of Medical Service, and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) Board of Directors and their Clinical Practice committee. She is a member and Past-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association. In June of 2017, Dr. McAneny was elected by the AMA House of Delegates as President Elect of the AMA, and served as AMA President in 2018.