GHHS Advisory Council

GHHS Advisory Council advises and recommends policies and activities for GHHS to the Arnold P. Gold Foundation board and management.  The Council also assesses and responds to members’ needs to further the mission of GHHS.

The Council meets four times a year, either via conference calls or at face-to-face meetings.  Calls for nominations and applications to the Advisory Council will be posted on this webpage when the Advisory Council is actively filling vacant positions.

Who is Eligible to Serve on the Advisory Council?

The Advisory Council is composed of students, residents, fellows, deans, institution officials, program directors, practicing physicians, GHHS Chapter Advisors, Tow Award winners, members at large, and a trustee of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Policies and Procedures for Governance of the Gold Humanism Honor Society

Advisory Council Committees

  • Executive Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Program Committee

Learn more about each committee’s role here.

Applications are now being accepted for the committees. GHHS committee meetings are held monthly by conference call, and each member serves a term of 3 years. To apply, please send your CV and a personal statement describing why you’d like to join a particular committee to Louisa Tvito at

Current Advisory Board Members

Howard Silverman, MD, MS – Chair
Associate Dean for Information Resources and Educational Technology and Clinical Professor for Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Basic Medical Sciences
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Scott Shaffer, MD – Chair-Elect
Assistant Professor for the Departments of Pediatics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University

Charlie Pohl, MD – Immediate Past Chair
Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Pediatrics
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Emily Abdoler, MD
Resident Member
University of California, San Francisco

Jonathan Amiel, MD
Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Peter Salam Beah
GHHS Student Member
Sydney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Thuy D. Bui, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Michelle Corrado
GHHS Student Member
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Gregory Cherr, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
University at Buffalo, State University of New York , Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Rajitha Devadoss Venkatesh, MD
GHHS Fellow Member
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Rosemarie L. Fisher, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Director and Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education
Yale School of Medicine

Molly Goodier
GHHS Student Member
University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities

Aubrey Knight, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute

Marsha Levine, PhD
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Trustee

Paul O’Rourke, MD
GHHS Fellow Member
Johns Hopkins University

Sheryl A. Pfeil, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of Education, and Medical Director of the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Jerry Rushton, MD
Practicing Physician
Indiana University Health

John Song, MD, MPH, MAT
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota Medical School

Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, MS
Director, Medical Humanities Program
University of Florida College of Medicine

Amy Weil, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Social Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Ex-Officio Members without Voting Rights

Richard I. Levin, MD

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation