The 2023 Dr. Thomas Q. Morris Symposium on Medical Education

"Healing Our Profession for Our Patients and Ourselves"

Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP

Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP

presented by

Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP

President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation


Dr. Holly J. Humphrey will provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing post-pandemic American medical education. As part of her clinical case report, she will review the chief complaints, exam findings, and test results in order to offer a treatment plan for healing the profession for our patients and for ourselves.


Dr. Humphrey became the eighth president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation in July 2018. Previously, she served for 15 years as the Ralph W. Gerard Professor in Medicine and dean for medical education at The University of Chicago. Dr. Humphrey earned her MD degree with honors from The University of Chicago and as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Following an internal medicine residency, pulmonary and critical care fellowship, and chief residency, all in the department of medicine at The University of Chicago, she served for 14 years as director of the internal medicine residency program, which provided the foundation for her medical education career. Her signature programs in medical education have focused on diversity and inclusion, mentoring, and professional identity formation. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, a Master of the American College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London). Crain’s Chicago Business featured her as one of its “Women to Watch,” and Modern Healthcare celebrated her as its Excellence in Governance honoree for work as an outstanding healthcare board member. The NorthShore University HealthSystem created the Holly J. Humphrey Medical Education Fund with a million dollar gift to The University of Chicago. Her teaching honors include selection as a favorite faculty teacher by graduating University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine students more than 25 times. 

Registration is required. Virtual option available.

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About the Dr. Thomas Q. Morris Symposia on Medical Education