Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP, became the eighth president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation in July 2018. Immediately prior to her appointment as President, she served for 15 years as the Ralph W. Gerard Professor in Medicine and Dean for Medical Education at the University of Chicago. In this role, she oversaw undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education at the Pritzker School of Medicine.
While serving as Dean for Medical Education, Dr. Humphrey launched numerous programs, including the Roadmap to Professionalism initiative to support and enhance the highest professional standards in the learning environment. She is the editor of Mentoring in Academic Medicine (2010) and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications on issues related to medical education. She is the co-founder of the Bowman Society, which explores issues of health care disparities and provides mentoring for minority students, residents, and faculty. She also oversaw the development of new pipeline programs for under-represented minority students interested in careers in medicine.
An honors graduate of Pritzker, Dr. Humphrey completed her internal medicine residency, pulmonary and critical care fellowship and Chief Residency all in the department of medicine at the University of Chicago. Her 14-year tenure as Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program created the foundation for her medical education career.
Dr. Humphrey is a national leader in medical education and serves on the Board of Directors for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. She is Chair Emeritus of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, and a past President of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM). Awards and honors are many and include the Dema C. Daley Founders Award from APDIM and selection as a Master by the American College of Physicians. Crain’s Chicago Business featured her as one of their “Women to Watch” and the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago honored her as the Outstanding Leader in the Professions. The University of Chicago’s Alumni Association honored her with a Distinguished Service Award. Her teaching honors and awards are many and include her selection by graduating Pritzker students more than 25 times as a favorite faculty teacher.