Dr. Stephanie Pincus joined the Institute of Medicine as a Scholar-in-Residence in February 2010. 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 in partnership with AWIS 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 in Washington, DC, heading the Office of Academic Affiliations and leading the teaching mission of VA. Immediately prior, 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. Dr. Pincus received her 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 national professional activities included service as the President of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association and President of the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She is widely recognized for experience and expertise in advocacy for women physicians, scientists, and patients. On a personal note, she is a mother and grandmother, as well as an avid gardener, traveler, and art collector.