"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 2024

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

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

Herbert Chen, MD

(AΩA, Duke University School of Medicine, 1992)

  • Fay Fletcher Keaner Endowed Chair, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine
    Birmingham, Alabama

Lynn Cleary, MD

(AΩA, Ohio State University, 1978)

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

Christopher Colenda, MD, MPH

(AΩA, Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine, 1999, Alumni

  • President and CEO Emeritus, West Virginia University Health System
    Winston Salem, North Carolina

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

Diane Farid, MD, MPH

  •  Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Stanford Health Care

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

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

Tessa R. Lavorgna

(AΩA, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2023)

  • Student member
    Tulane University School of Medicine
    New Orleans, Lousiana

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

C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD

  • C. Ronald MacKenzie Chair in Ethics and Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery Weill Cornell Med College

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

Richard Mamelok, MD

(AΩA, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, 1973)

  • Internal Medicine,
    Palo Alto, California

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

Janice Townley Moore

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

  • 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

Alan Jay Schwartz, MD, MSEd

(AΩA, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple Unniversity, 1976)

  • Adjunct Professor, Anesthesiology & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

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.