Holly Humphrey

Holly Humphrey, M.D., is president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. Previously, she served for 15 years as the Ralph W. Gerard professor in medicine and dean for medical education at the University of Chicago. Her tenure includes 14 years as director of the University of Chicago’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is co-founder of the Bowman Society, which explores issues of health care disparities and provides mentoring for minority students, residents, and faculty. Most recently, she founded Pritzker’s Identity and Inclusion Initiative, a collaborative faculty and student committee that promotes an inclusive learning environment. Dr. Humphrey is editor of Mentoring in Academic Medicine and has authored several peer-reviewed publications on issues related to medical education. Crain’s Chicago Business featured her as one of their “Women to Watch” and the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago named her as the Outstanding Leader in Professions. Dr. Humphrey received the Dema C. Daley Founders Award from APDIM, was selected as a Master by the American College of Physicians, and received the University of Chicago’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She serves on the board of directors for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence and is chair emeritus of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Humphrey earned a bachelor’s degree from North Central College and a medical degree from the University of Chicago.

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