Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of five Officers who hold two-year terms of office, three Directors elected for six-year terms and the Chairs of the six standing committees. The Officers of the Academy of Medicine are the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past-President. Members of the 2015 Board of Directors are listed below. The term of office for each Board member ends at the February Academy meeting of the designated year (given in parentheses):

Vice President
PRESIDENT – Paul L Kimmel, M.D., MACP (2018)
Dr. Kimmel served as Professor, and Director of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at George Washington University, and was Director of Education at the American Society of Nephrology. He currently is Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University and Senior Advisor, Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.  
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PRESIDENT Elect- Peter Rheinstein, M.D., J.D., FAAFP, FCLM (2018)


IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT – William E. Duncan, M.D., Ph.D., MACP (2018)
Dr. Duncan is Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) at the Uniformed Services University. He has served as the Associate Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality and Safety for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

SECRETARY – Carl Gunderson, M.D. (2018)
Dr. Gunderson is professor of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University.  He spent 34 years in the Army Medical Department, the last 16 years as Chief of Neurology and Program Director at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and 10 years as Chairman of the Neurology Department at the Uniformed Services University.
TREASURER – Edward Krill, J.D. (2017)
Mr. Krill has been practicing business law with a focus on health care and hospitals for more than 35 years. He is a founding member of the American Society of Hospital Attorneys and has served as the Academy’s treasurer since 2004.
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DIRECTOR – Martin Dillard, M.D., MACP (2017)
Dr. Dillard is Emeritus Professor of Medicine(Nephrology),Howard University. He has served as Associate Dean,
Howard University College of Medicine and Director of Medical Education, Howard University Hospital.
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DIRECTOR – Bryan Arling, M.D., FACP (2019)
Dr. Arling is a general internist who has been in private practice in the  Washington, DC area for over 30 years.  He has been on the Executive  Committee of the Academy of Medicine of Washington, DC for 15 years.  He  is one of the expert panel of physicians on the U.S. News and World Report web  page under Health and Medicine.
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DIRECTOR – Barry Thompson, M.D. (2021)
Dr. Thompson served 30 years in the U.S. Air Force as a physician-geneticist. Upon retirement in 1998, he continued as the Director, Center for Medical and Molecular Genetics Armed Forces Institute of Pathology until 2001. After serving as a consultant at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, he was selected to be the first Medical Director at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. He is Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University.
CHAIR, Nominations Committee – P. “Mac” Hirszel, M.D. (2017)

CHAIR, Admissions Committee – Naomi Aronson, M.D. (2017)
CHAIR, Program Committee – John Umhau, M.D. (2017)
CHAIR, Constitution & Bylaws Committee – Dominic Raj, M.D. (2017).
CHAIR, Medical Schools Committee – Randy Howe III, M.D. (2017)
CHAIR, Audit Committee – Neil Grunberg M.D. (2017)


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CHAIR, Website Committee – Kevin Abbott, M.D. (2017)
Dr. Abbott is Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University and former former Chief of Nephrology and, Fellowship Program Director at  Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda MD.