Advisory Board

UMHM Advisory Board

Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD PhD

Dr. Brosco completed an M.D. and a Ph.D. in the history of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  He served as chief resident after training in pediatrics at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and he is board-certified in Pediatrics and in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.  He completed his tenure as a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholar in 2003, and he continues to teach and practice both general pediatrics and developmental pediatrics.  Dr. Brosco’s previous research includes an analysis of the history of health care for children, and his current project focuses on social history and public policy trends in health care for persons with developmental disabilities.  Dr Brosco serves as Chair of the Pediatric Bioethics Committee at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Director of Clinical Services at the Mailman Center for Child Development.  He is responsible for directing both medical student and pediatric resident education regarding ethics and professionalism at the University of Miami/Jackson Health Systems. You can contact Dr. Brosco at

Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, FACMI

Kenneth W. Goodman is founder and director of the University of Miami Bioethics Program and its Pan American Bioethics Initiative and co-director of the university’s Ethics Programs. The Ethics Programs have been designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy, one of six in the world. He chairs the Ethics Committee of the American Medical Informatics Association, for which organization he co-founded the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Working Group. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, the only philosopher or ethicist to be elected. Dr. Goodman chairs the Adult Ethics Committee at Jackson Memorial Hospital. You contact Dr. Goodman at

Alex J. Mechaber, MD, FACP

Dr. Alex Mechaber is the senior associate dean for undergraduate medical education and associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM).  After receiving his MD degree from the University of Miami in 1994, he completed his post-graduate training in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center in 1997; serving as Chief Medical Resident from 1997-1998.  Dr. Mechaber joined the faculty of the UMMSM in 1998 and completed a General Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003.

Dr. Mechaber oversees all medical student programs, curriculum and competency assessments for medical students on both UMMSM campuses.  Dr. Mechaber’s academic focus and research interests in undergraduate medical education include clinical skills education, teaching procedural skills to medical students, medical student abuse, and the internal medicine subinternship.  He has been honored with numerous teaching and community service awards.  Dr. Mechaber is a recognized national leader in key organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine and the Society of General Internal Medicine. You can contact Dr. Mechaber at

Aliye Runyan

Aliye Runyan is a fourth year medical student at the University of Miami School of Medicine.  She is going into OB/GYN, and intends on being a physician writer, international health care provider, and professor of the medical humanities. Aliye founded the AMSA Medical Humanities Scholars Program in 2008 while serving as AMSA’s Community Coordinator for the Humanistic Medicine Action Committee, to provide a much needed outlet for humanities education within medical education. You can contact Aliye at

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