Alumni Council

Alumni Association

More... Share to Twitter Share to Facebook

The Alumni Council promotes and supports activities that connect alumni to each other, connect alumni to the School, and connect students and alumni.

Alumni Council Roster

Michael LaCombe

Michael Lacombe, MD ’68

Augusta, ME
[Term on Council 2013-2016]

James J. O'Connell III President-Elect
James J. O'Connell III, MD '82
Charlestown, MA
[Term on Council 2014-2017]
Lisa Petri Henske

Lisa Petri Henske, MD ’85
Cambridge, MA
[Term on Council 2015-2018]

Sigall Bell

Sigall Bell, MD ’97

Newburyport, MA
[Term on Council 2013-2016]

Phillip Landrigan

Phillip Landrigan, MD ’67

Mamaroneck, NY
[Term on Council 2015-2018]

Andrea E. Reid

Andrea E. Reid, MD ’88, MPH ’01
Silver Spring, MD
[Term on Council 2014-2017]

Barbara McNeil

Immediate Past President
Barbara McNeil, MD ’66, PhD 72, AMP ’86
Boston, MA
[Term on Council 2012-2015]

Julia Haller Gottsch

Councilor At Large
Julia Haller Gottsch, MD ’80

Glencoe, MD
[Term on Council 2013-2016]

Carolyn Olson Walsh

Councilor: First Pentad
Carolyn Olson Walsh, MD ’09
Boston, MA
[Term on Council 2014-2017]

Tami Tiamfook-Morgan

Councilor: Second Pentad
Tami Tiamfook-Morgan, MD ’04

Ellicott City, MD
[Term on Council 2015-2018]

Ingrid Bassett

Councilor: Third Pentad
Ingrid V. Bassett, AB ’95, MD ’00, MPH ’07

Cambridge, MA
[Term on Council 2013-2016]

Emily Oken

Councilor: Fourth Pentad
Emily Oken, MD ’95, MPH ’03
Boston, MA
[Term on Council 2014-2017]

Louise Aronson

Councilor: Fifth Pentad
Louise Aronson, MD ’92

San Francisco, CA
[Term on Council 2015-2018]

Edward Barksdale

Councilor: Sixth Pentad
Edward M. Barksdale, MD ’84

Cleveland, OH
[Term on Council 2013-2016]

Richard Payne

Councilor: Seventh Pentad
Richard Payne, MD ’77
Durham, NC
[Term on Council 2014-2017]

S. Jean H. Emans

Councilor: Eighth Pentad
S. Jean H. Emans, AB ’66, MD ’70
Boston, MA
[Term on Council 2014-2017]

James Doroshow

Councilor: Ninth Pentad
James Doroshow, MD ’73

Bethesda, MD
[Term on Council 2015-2018]

Judith Rappaport

Councilor: Tenth and Beyond Pentads
Judith Rapoport, MD ’59

Washington, DC
[Term on Council: 2013-2016]

In addition to the elected members of the Council, each representing a group of five HMS classes [a pentad], two representatives to the Harvard Alumni Association and five Ex-Officio members sit at Council Meetings.

Ex-Officio Members (in alphabetical order)

Harold Burstein

Harold Burstein, AB ’86, MD ’90, AM ’94, PhD ’94
HAA Representative

Jeffrey S. Flier

Jeffrey S. Flier, MD
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Tamara Fountain

Tamara R. Fountain, MD ’88
Chair of the Alumni Fund

A.W. Karchmer

A.W. Karchmer, MD ’64
Chair of Alumni Relations

James M. Rabb

James M. Rabb, MD ’70
Chair of the Dean's Council

Evan Rachlin

Evan L. Rachlin, AB ’05, MD ’10, MBA ’10
HAA Representative

The Council welcomes comments and suggestions that can improve service to all alumni.



The Council is composed of 15 members, representing alumni by pentads, elected to a three-year term and meeting three times annually. The Council serves a consultative and advisory role to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School by listening and responding to current issues. It also appoints, in consultation with the Dean, the Chair of Alumni Relations and the Chair of the Alumni Fund.

Constitution & By-Laws of the


The HMAA constitution was last ratified at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association on Friday, May 28, 2010. Download »

2017 Alumni Council


Those elected would "take office" for a three year term and are expected to attend three, all-day meetings in Boston each year and possess a willingness to listen to fellow alumni and bring their interests and concerns to the Alumni Council. If you would like to recommend an HMS alumna or alumnus (including yourself), please send your nomination via email to

I Am

Harvard Medicine

Share Your Story

Whatever you are doing and wherever you are working around the globe, YOU are Harvard Medicine.

Whether you are a student, alumnus/a, volunteer, donor, staff member, or faculty member—on the Quad or at one of our 16 affiliated hospitals and research institutions—you represent the breadth and depth of the HMS community.  Share your story »

Harvard Medicine Magazine

Your Alumni


Harvard Medicine, formerly known as the Harvard Medical Alumni Bulletin, has featured doctors’ voices on topics ranging from the healing power of music to the neurology of humor. Learn more »

For more information, please contact:
Office of Alumni Relations
(617) 384-8520