Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP

Ralph W. Gerard Professor in Medicine
Dean for Medical Education

Holly J. Humphrey, MD

Holly J. Humphrey, MD

Dr. Holly Humphrey is Dean for Medical Education at the University of Chicago. In this role, she oversees medical education for students in the Pritzker School of Medicine and for residents and fellows in graduate medical education programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center. After earning an MD degree with Honors from the University of Chicago in 1983, Dr. Humphrey continued her training at this institution in an internal medicine residency and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine. She was Chief Medical Resident before joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1989, which began a 14-year appointment as Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. In 2003, she assumed her current position as Dean for Medical Education. Since assuming the role of Dean, the school has risen from 22 to 10 in US News and World Report.

Named the Ralph W. Gerard Professor in Medicine in 2012, Dr. Humphrey is a nationally recognized leader in medical education scholarship with a specific focus on the role of mentoring in medical education. She is the editor of Mentoring in Academic Medicine (2010), published as a part of the American College of Physicians series on Teaching Internal Medicine, and has authored numerous publications on issues related to medical education. Her innovation and leadership have led to appointments to the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. She served on the Board of Directors of the ABIM (2001-2007) including a term as Chair (2006-2007). 

She is the Founding Dean of the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators.

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