Standing Committee on Continuing Professional Development

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Standing Committee on Continuing Professional Development

Harvard Medical School's Standing Committee on Continuing Professional Development oversees, monitors, and promotes the development and implementation of all HMS continuing education activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ ensuring that they meet the highest educational and scientific standards and increase competence, enhance clinical skills, and improve quality of care and patient safety.

The Committee supports and promotes policies and procedures that ensure that HMS continuing education activities are in compliance with the standards and regulations established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the American Medical Association, and HMS policies and procedures. The Committee provides guidance on educational initiatives and research projects directed by the HMS Department of Continuing Education.


Martin Abrahamson, MD, M.BCh.B
Associate Professor of Medicine
Joslin Diabetes Center


Frank Domino, MD
Associate Professor
UMass Memorial Medical Center


Ellen Long-Middleton, PhD, Nurse Practitioner
Associate Professor
University of Vermont


Robert J. Mayer, MD
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Medicine
Dana Farber Cancer Institute


Danna Muir, MBA
Director of Compliance
Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education


Christopher M. Palmer, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
McLean Hospital


Donna Polk, MD
Lecturer on Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital


Malcom Robinson, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital


Julie Silver, MD
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital


Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA
Associate Dean for Global and Continuing Education 
Harvard Medical School


MaryLou Townsend, M.Ed
Executive Director, DCE
Harvard Medical School


Carol Warfield, MD
Edward Lowenstein Distinguished Professor of Anaesthesia
​Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Alan D. Woolf, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Boston Children's Hospital


Continuing Medical Education

at HMS

CME Group

"Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire."
-William Butler Yeats