"Be worthy to serve the suffering."

-William W. Root, MD - Founder, 1902

Editorial Board

The Pharos

Richard L. Byyny, MD


Dee Martinez

Managing Editor

Laurie Goss

Art Director

Editorial Board of The Pharos

May 2021

Raymond Barfield, MD, PhD

(AΩA, Duke University School of Medicine, 2017, Faculty)

  • Medical Director, Palliative Care
  • Mission Palliative Care, Ashville, NC

Jeremiah A. Barondess, MD

(AΩA, Johns Hopkins University, 1949)

  • Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • William T. Foley Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • President Emeritus New York Academy of Medicine
    New York, New York

David A. Bennahum, MD

(AΩA, University of New Mexico, 1984, Faculty)

  • Professor Emeritus, Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine Albuquerque, New Mexico

John A. Benson, Jr., MD

(AΩA, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, 1968, Faculty)

  • Dean and Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Portland, Oregon
  • Professor of Internal Medicine, Emeritus
    University of Nebraska
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • President, Emeritus
    American Board of Internal Medicine
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jonathan Frederick Borus, MD

(AΩA, University of Illinois, 1964)

  • Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Chairman Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts

Richard Bronson, MD

(AΩA, New York University, 1965)

  • Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pathology
    Vice Chairman for Education
    Director of Reproductive Endocrinology
    Stony Brook University Medical Center
    Stony Brook, New York

John C. M. Brust, MD

(AΩA, Columbia University, 1961)

  • Professor of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    New York, New York

Charles S. Bryan, MD, MACP, FRCP

(AΩA, University of South Carolina, 1992, Faculty)

  • Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine Emeritus, University of South Carolina
    Columbia, South Carolina

Lynn Cleary, MD

(AΩA, Ohio State University, 1978)

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University
    Syracuse, New York

Jack Coulehan, MD

(AΩA, University of Pittsburgh, 1969)

  • Emeritus Professor of Medicine,
    Senior Fellow, Center for Medical Humanities, Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, New York

Gregory Davis, MD

(AΩA, University of Kentucky, 2005, Faculty)

  • Professor, Medical Director – Forensic Consultation Service, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    Lexington, Kentucky

Lawrence L. Faltz, MD, MACP

(AΩA, New York University, 1971)

  • Senior Physician Advisor for Medical Staff Affairs, Phelps Hospital/Northwell Health
    Larchmont, New York
  • Professor of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
    East Garden City, New York

Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP, FRCP

(AΩA, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2011, Faculty)

  • The E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics,
    Chief, Division of Medical Ethics & Professor of Medicine,Weill Cornell Medical College
    New York, New York

Lester Friedman, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus, Media and Society Program, Hobard and William Smith Colleges
    Geneva, New York

James G. Gamble, MD, PhD

(AΩA, University of Maryland, 1974)

  • Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics,
    Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Stanford, California

Michael Gerber, MD

(AΩA, University of Colorado, 1979)

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine (Retired), University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Boulder, Colorado

Dean G. Gianakos, MD

  • Director of Medical Education, Centra Health
    Lynchburg, Virginia

Jean D. Gray, MD

(AΩA, University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, 1966)

  • Professor Emeritus in Medical Education, Medicine and Pharmacology, Dalhousie University
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Atul Grover, MD, PhD

(AΩA, George Washington University, 1995)

  • Executive Director, Association of American Medical Colleges Research and Action Institute

Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD

(AΩA, University of Chicago, 1992)

  • Chancellor’s Professor
    Bicentennial Professor, Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy and Medical Humanities and Health Studies, John A. Campbell Professor of Radiology, Indiana University
    Indianapolis, Indiana

Lara Hazelton, MD

  • Director of Academic Faculty Development,
    Associate Professor & Director of CPD, Department of Psychiatry
    Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

David B. Hellmann, MD, MACP

(AΩA, Johns Hopkins University, 1998, Faculty)

  • Aliki Perroti Professor of Medicine
  • Chairman, Department of Medicine
  • Vice Dean, The Johns Hopkins
    University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland

Pascal J. Imperato, MD

(AΩA, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, 1976, Alumnus)

  • Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, Founding Dean and Distinguished Service Professor, School of Public Health, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Brooklyn, New York

Therese Jones, PhD

  • Associate Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities,
    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Aurora, Colorado

Elizabeth Lahti, MD

(AΩA, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, 2019)

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health
    and Sciences University School of Medicine
    Portland, Oregon

Jenna Le, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    Lebanon, New Hampshire

Eileen Li
Student Representative

(AΩA, University of Washington School of Medicine, 2022)

  • Fourth-year medical student, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Michael D. Lockshin, MD

(AΩA, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1979, Faculty)

  • Director, Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease
    Hospital for Special Surgery, Professor of Medicine
    and Obstetrics-Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medicine
    New York, New York

Jerome Lowenstein, MD

(AΩA, New York University, 1957)

  • Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
    New York, New York

Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD, MACP

(AΩA, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, 1986, Faculty)

  • Professor of Medicine and the Mabel Dorn Reeder
    Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine,
    Washington University School of Medicine
    St. Louis, Missouri

Philip A. Mackowiak, MD, MBA, MACP

  • Emeritus Professor of Medicine,
    Carolyn Frenkil and Selvin Passen History of Medicine Scholar in Residence
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of History,
    University of Maryland
    College Park, Maryland

Ashley Mann, MD

(AΩA, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2011)

  • Cardiothoracic surgeon, The University of Kansas Physicians
    Kansas City, Kansas

Aaron McGuffin, MD

(AΩA, Marshall University School of Medicine, 2002, Resident)

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Lewisburg, West Virginia

Stephen J. McPhee, MD

(AΩA, University of California, San Francisco, 1984, Faculty)

  • Professor of Medicine, Emeritus,
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine,
    University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, California

Janice Townley Moore

  • Professor Emerita of English, Young Harris College
    Young Harris, Georgia

Francis A. Neelon, MD

(AΩA, Duke University School of Medicine, 2002, Faculty)

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Medicine,
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Durham, North Carolina

Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP

(AΩA, University of Michigan, 1983)

  • Rathmann Family Foundation Endowed Chair in
    Patient-Centered Clinical Education, Professor
    of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
    Seattle, Washington

Richard Panush, MD

(AΩA, University of Michigan Medical School, 1966)

  • Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California

John S. Sergent, MD

(AΩA, Vanderbilt University, 1966)

  • Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for
    Education, Emeritus, Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, Tennessee

Audrey Shafer, MD

(AΩA, Stanford University School of Medicine, Alumni, 2018)

  • Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University
    School of Medicine/Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
  • Director, Medicine & the Muse, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics
    Stanford, California

Ye Kyung Song, MD, PhD

(AΩA, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, 2020)

  • Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Durham, North Carolina

Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP

(AΩA, James H. Quillen College of Medicine of East Tennessee State University, 1989, Faculty)

  • Professor of Medicine, Member of the Cardiovascular Institute,
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    Stanford, California

Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD

(AΩA, Johns Hopkins University, 1970)

  • President Emeritus, Association of Academic Health Centers
    Lexington, Massachusetts

Editorial Board Member Selection

Editorial Board members are selected based on their subject matter expertise, publication history, and tanding within the medical, humanities, and educational communities.

The Pharos is committed to having a diverse group of editors based on race, gender, medical specialty, and geographic location.