Senior Advisors to the Faculty Network

Jeanette Mladenovic, MD, MBA, MACP

Jeanette Mladenovic

President & CEO, Center for Women in Academic Medicine and Science
President, Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research

Over her 35 years in academic medicine, Dr. Mladenovic has served in several leadership roles, all of which have given her a broad understanding of the multitude of issues that shape the trajectory of women’s careers in medicine and science. She is passionately committed to advancing opportunities for women to flourish in academic medicine. She currently serves as President, Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research.  Prior to her current position,  Dr. Mladenovic was Executive Vice-President and Provost at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), where she developed creative faculty and science initiatives, a new school of public health, an interprofessional rural campus, and a university-wide partnership in Southeast Asia. Previously she held positions as senior associate dean at two institutions, and as chairman or chief of medicine. The creation of mutually beneficial partnerships between the academic health center and its communities were the hallmark of her efforts.

Dr. Mladenovic graduated from the University of Washington and its medical school. She trained in internal medicine and hematology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Stanford University, and the University of Washington, where she also served as chief resident. For 18 years, she had an NIH/VA funded laboratory focused on hematopoietic cell differentiation. Nationally, she held leadership roles in the APM, ABIM, ABMS, ASH, ACGME, and SUSME. She holds an MBA from the University of Miami, and is a certified mediator. Currently she also serves on a university board and those of two start-ups. She and her husband of 42 years have four adult children.

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA

Claire Pomeroy

President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

Dr. Pomeroy is president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, which is dedicated to increasing support for medical research. She is chair of the board of directors for CWAMS where she is an inspiring voice for the culture change needed to ensure that women thrive as leaders in academic medicine.

Dr. Pomeroy was previously vice chancellor and dean of medicine at University of California, Davis Health System, and she held past faculty and leadership positions at University of Minnesota and University of Kentucky. As an infectious disease physician, she passionately advocates for patients with HIV/AIDS. She has a special interest in health care policy, with a focus on the importance of social determinants of health. Dr. Pomeroy is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Pomeroy earned bachelor and medical degrees from the University of Michigan and completed her residency and fellowship training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Minnesota. She obtained an MBA from the University of Kentucky (UK) and is honored as a member of the UK Gatton School of Business Hall of Fame. She is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Science degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School.

She currently serves on the board of trustees for Morehouse School of Medicine and the board of directors for the Science Philanthropy Alliance and Science Communication Lab. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Sierra Health Foundation, Haemonetics Corporation, and Becton Dickinson & Company, positions for which she receives compensation.

Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh

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Dean Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Arthur H. Rubenstein is Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Dr. Rubenstein was the Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and Dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine from September 2001 to July 2011. Together, these entities make up Penn Medicine, an enterprise dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care.

Before joining Penn, Dr. Rubenstein served for four years as Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Gustave L. Levy Distinguished Professor. Earlier, he was the Lowell T. Coggeshall Distinguished Service Professor of Medical Sciences and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rubenstein is an internationally-prominent endocrinologist recognized for clinical expertise and groundbreaking research in diabetes. Well-known for his inspired teaching, Dr. Rubenstein has served in numerous professional leadership positions during his career.

Author of more than 350 publications, Dr. Rubenstein is the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the highest honor of the Association of American Physicians (AAP), the George M. Kober Medal and the highest honor from the Association of Professors of Medicine, the Robert H. Williams Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award. Among his other honors are the John Phillips Memorial Award from the American College of Physicians; the Banting Medal from the American Diabetes Association; and the David Rumbough Scientific Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Association. In 2009, Dr. Rubenstein was awarded the prestigious Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education from the Association of American Medical Colleges. He was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine in 1987.

Born in South Africa, Dr. Rubenstein received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In 2001, he was honored by his alma mater when an honorary degree, Doctor of Science in Medicine, was conferred upon him.

George E. Thibault, MD

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Past President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

George E. Thibault, MD, became the seventh president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation in January 2008. Immediately prior to that, he served as Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Partners Healthcare System in Boston and Director of the Academy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Thibault was the first Daniel D. Federman Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and is now the Federman Professor Emeritus. Previously, he served as Chief Medical Officer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as Chief of Medicine at the Harvard affiliated Brockton/West Roxbury VA Hospital. He was Associate Chief of Medicine and Director of the Internal Medical Residency Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

For nearly four decades at HMS, Dr. Thibault played leadership roles in many aspects of undergraduate and graduate medical education. He played a central role in the New Pathway Curriculum reform and was a leader in the new Integrated Curriculum reform at HMS. He was the Founding Director of the Academy at HMS, which was created to recognize outstanding teachers and to promote innovations in medical education.

Throughout his career he has been recognized for his roles in teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty. In addition to his teaching, his research has focused on the evaluation of practices and outcomes of medical intensive care and variations in the use of cardiac technologies.

Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, MACP

Past President & CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers

Dr. Wartman served from 2005 – 2018 as the 3rd President and CEO of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), a non-profit global association based in Washington DC that seeks to advance health and well-being through the vigorous leadership of the multifaceted institutions that educate the next generation of health professionals, conduct cutting edge biomedical and clinical research, and offer comprehensive patient care from the basic to the most advanced levels. Prior to assuming this position, he was Executive Vice President for Academic and Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Wartman’s career in academic medicine also includes chairing a department of medicine at two institutions and being the founding director of a division of general internal medicine.

Dr. Wartman, an internist and sociologist, is board certified in internal medicine and a Master of the American College of Physicians. He received his AB from Cornell University and his MD and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins and a Henry Luce Scholar in Indonesia.

He has made more than 150 visits to academic health centers and is recognized internationally for his work involving organization and management, problem-solving, strategic alignment, leadership development, and the changing dynamics of healthcare. He has also served as a mentor and confidential counselor to many leaders and aspiring leaders and has authored forward-thinking articles, books, and monographs involving the future of the health professions, the interface between medicine and machines, leadership development, and the need to reimagine medical education.

He has received numerous awards and honorary degrees, including the 2015 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award and the 2018 Special Recognition Award of the Association of American Medical Colleges.