Holly J. Humphrey, MD, Immediate Past Chair

Dr. Humphrey, board certified in Internal Medicine, is the Ralph W. Gerard Professor in Medicine and Dean for Medical Education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Prior to accepting her current position, she spent 14 years as Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Chicago. She is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the ABIM Foundation and previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine from 2001 to 2007, including a term as Chair from 2006 to 2007.

Dr. Humphrey’s scholarly work focuses on residency education, professionalism and mentoring. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and edited three books including “Mentoring in Academic Medicine,” published as part of the series, “Teaching Internal Medicine,” by the American College of Physicians. She is the recipient of numerous teaching honors and awards, including being selected by graduating students more than 20 times as a favorite faculty teacher.

She is a former President of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and later received the Dema C. Daley Founders Award from that same organization. In 2009, Crain’s Chicago Business featured her as one of their “Women to Watch.” In 2010, Dr. Humphrey was elected a Master by the American College of Physicians.

An honors graduate of the Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Humphrey completed both her internal medicine residency and her pulmonary-critical care fellowship at the University of Chicago. She served as Chief Medical Resident before joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1989. Dr. Humphrey was named the Ralph W. Gerard Professor in Medicine in 2012 and was the first clinician-educator at the University of Chicago awarded tenure.

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