Stephanie Pincus, MD, MBA

Dr. Stephanie Pincus joined the Institute of Medicine as a Scholar-in-Residence in February, 2010, specifically to work on end-of-life and palliative care issues. This follows a multifaceted career spanning academic medicine, government service, and physician workforce issues. In 2005, she initiated the RAISE Project (Recognizing the Achievements of women In Science, medicine, and Engineering), a national awards website and clearing house which culminated in an NSF grant supporting change management within professional scientific organizations. From 2000 to 2004 Dr. Pincus served as the Chief Academic Affiliations Officer in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, in Washington, DC, heading the Office of Academic Affiliations and leading the teaching mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In this position she initiated Special VA Interprofessional Fellowships in Palliative Care. Prior to her VA service, Dr. Pincus was Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Program Director of the Residency Training Program in Dermatology at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as Chief of Dermatology at Buffalo General Hospital and the Buffalo VA Medical Center. She received an M.D. degree cum laude from Harvard Medical School and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University; her residencies were completed at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is board-certified in internal
medicine and dermatology.