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Keith Baker, MD PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Baker received his MD and PhD from Washington University in 1992. He subsequently completed his anesthesia residency at MGH. He joined the faculty in 1996 and has been involved in resident education since then. Since 2002 he has served as the Program Director of the second largest residency at the MGH. Current areas of focus include resident evaluation of faculty teaching, faculty evaluation of resident performance and the development of "The Expert Pathway", a paradigm shift in GME aimed at elevating physician performance.


Terry Bard, DD


Terry R. Bard is a teacher, clinical psychologist, ethicist and rabbi. Dr. Bard has been a member of Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry Medical since 1976. He has served as a Sr. Fellow of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Society at Harvard Medical School and as initial creator and Director of a newly conceived Translational Medicine Clerkship in the combined Health Sciences and Technology (HST) collaborative between Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Bard has taught in the Harvard Medical School patient-doctor III program for almost two decades and has provided mentorship and counsel to medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty for many years. He is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Pastoral Care Publications, Inc., publisher of books, monographs, and the longest extant professional pastoral care journal since 1946. In addition to his private counseling and psychotherapy practice, Dr. Bard is principal of Biotechnology Ethics Service: Research & Responsibility (BESRR) Consulting. Bard recently retired as chaplain from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he had directed the Department of Pastoral Care and Education since 1984 while continuing a similar directorship at Massachusetts Mental Health Center until 1996. After 30 years in the pulpit, Dr. Bard was named Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Shalom, Chelmsford, MA in 1996. He created the first clinical ethics program at Beth Israel Hospital and has helped to create over 30 ethics programs at hospitals and other settings in the United States and abroad. Dr. Bard initiated and directed the Research Subject Safety Office at the General Clinical Research Center (NIH) at BIDMC. He continues to serve on many IRBs and DSMBs. He also served two terms on Board member of the Massachusetts Society of Medical Research, Inc. These activities represent his ongoing interest in research and ethics. Dr. Bard has published extensively, conducts research, and lectures internationally in the areas of medical ethics, religion and health, and the conduct of human research.

Carol Bates, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs 


Scott Beach, MD

Instructor in Psychiatry

Dr. Scott Beach is an Instructor in Psychiatry, dividing his clinical time between the Acute Psychiatry and Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Services, and performing research as an HMS Dupont-Warren Fellow and member of the MGH Cardiac Psychiatry Research group. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Virginia prior to pursuing a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at MGH. He is involved in medical student teaching at HMS, serving as the co-director of the Introduction to Psychopathology and Clinical Psychiatrycourse for the MGH site, lecturing during the third-year psychiatry clerkship, and sitting on the HMS Admissions Committee. He participates in clinical teaching of residents in the MGH/McLean Psychiatry program, as well as formal didactic teaching and supervision. He also leads clinical rounds and lectures for the MGH Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship.  At UVA, he was the recipient of the All-University UVA Medical Student Resident Teaching Award .


Sigall K. Bell, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr Bell is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She is the director of the BIDMC travel clinic and the site director of the BIDMC Patient-Doctor III course. Her clinical interests center on HIV and tropical medicine, and she is involved in clinical research efforts investigating the role of early therapy in acute HIV infection.

Dr Bell's educational academic interests focus on fostering humanism in patient care through the study of medical culture, the patient experience, and improving communication after harmful events. Among other educational initiatives, she has co-developed a DVD-based curriculum on the "human dimension" of medical error using the documentary film "When Things Go Wrong: Voices of Patients and Families." She also co-led a national "Train the Trainer" effort with her collaborators, to help implement curricula to improve the patient, family, and clinician experience with medical error in academic centers across the country. She regularly teaches medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty at Harvard Medical School and other academic centers. Her work in medical education can be found in Academic Medicine, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the New York Times.


Eugene Beresin, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Eugene V. Beresin, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He received a M.A. in Philosophy and M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital and Medical Director of the MGH Child Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic. He is Director of the Elizabeth Thatcher Acampora Endowment, an outreach program to meet the needs of underserved youth and families in three community settings. Dr. Beresin is Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Mental Health and Media. Dr. Beresin served as President of the New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and President of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Psychiatry Residents in Training Examination (PRITE). He was elected as a Counselor-at-Large of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is director of the year-long required third year course, Patient Doctor III, at Harvard Medical School that focuses on reflective practice, ethics, professionalism and interpersonal skills as the students take their core clerkships and develop their identities as physicians.

Dr. Beresin is Associate Editor and Media Editor for Academic Psychaitry, and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has won a number of local and national teaching awards, including the Parker J. Palmer "Courage to Teach" Award in 2002, given annually by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education to 10 Program Directors from all medical specialties. In 2004, he was awarded the American Psychiatric Association and National Institute of Mental Health Vestermark Award for Outstanding Teaching. In 2008 he was awarded the Bowis Award by the American College of Psychiatrists for outstanding service to and leadership in the College.


Rachelle Bernacki, MD

Instructor in Medicine

Dr. Bernacki is the Director of Quality Initiatives in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and jointly appointed in the Division of Aging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).  She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was a chief resident at the University of Washington and completed her fellowship and masters at the University of Chicago.  Prior to her work at DFCI, she was an assistant professor at UCSF.  She is a palliative care provider and geriatrician, and has devoted her career to improving the care of patients with advanced life-threatening illness.  She is the recipient of two Geriatric Academic Career Awards (GACA) from Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to promote geriatric education for residents and medical students.  Dr. Bernacki recently received the Partners in Excellence award for her efforts to expand palliative care access to non-oncology populations at BWH.  She is also the recipient of a Partners HealthCare grant to improve conversations conducted with patients with serious illness, a project jointly administered with Atul Gawande’s Health Innovations Research Group at the Harvard School of Public Health.


Kriti Bhatia, MD

Clinical Instructor

Kriti Bhatia graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2001 and completed her emergency medicine residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women's/Massachusetts General Hospitals in 2005. She served as Chief Resident during 2004-05. In July 2005, she joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital as a full time attending physician and became Associate Residency Director for the emergency medicine training program. As a member of the program's Core Teaching Faculty, Dr. Bhatia develops and designs simulation cases and interactive teaching modules to cover core content for residents. Another area of focus is resident mentorship through a unique program that encompasses one-on-one attention to many aspects of academic and clinical development including assessment of some of the ACGME Core Competencies.


Richard H. Blum, MD, MSE, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia

Dr. Blum is a Senior Associate in Anesthesia and the Director of Post Anesthesia Care Services in the Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital where he has been on staff since 1995.  He is an Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School.  He received his BSE, MSE and MD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.  He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Washington, completed his anesthesia residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed his pediatric anesthesia fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.  He is Board Certified in pediatrics and anesthesia. Dr. Blum has been a member of the faculty of the Center for Medical Simulation since 1995; and was part of the early leadership of using simulation in medical education; he remains actively involved on a local, national and international level.  He is the Principal Investigator of a research project studying the competency of anesthesia residents, and how further education may help improve the skills of deficient residents; this project has been honored with the Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD Research Award by Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation as well as the 2011 Medical Educator Award for Innovative Scholarship in Medical Education Research Award by the Children’s Hospital Academy.


Jonathan Borus, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Borus graduated in 1965 from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. In 1990 Dr. Borus moved to the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) where he served for 18 years until July 2008 as Chairman and Psychiatrist in Chief, building a department focused on the interface of psychiatry with medicine in its clinical, teaching and research endeavors. At BWH he was instrumental in the development of the national award- winning Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program. In 2001 he also became Chief of Psychiatry at the Faulkner Hospital and developed the integrated Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals Department of Psychiatry. Since July 2008 Dr. Borus has been the Director of Medical Education for BWH, where he fosters the teaching and careers of medical educators in all specialties, and serves as the Co-Chair of the BWH Education Committee, Co-Chair of the Partners Education Committee, and a member of the Partners Physician Education Steering Committee. He has recently assumed the role of Co-Chair of the Partners Education Review Board which oversees all interactions between industry and educational programs throughout the Partners HealthCare System. Dr Borus is also the Harvard Medical School Stanley Cobb Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Dean for Education at BWH, coordinating undergraduate and graduate medical education efforts at BWH with those at the Medical School.

Dr. Borus has served as the President of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, the national organization of educators in psychiatry, and Editor of the journal Academic Psychiatry. He has been honored with the 1992 Outstanding Psychiatric Educator Award from the Association for Academic Psychiatry, the 1997 Vestermark Award for Psychiatric Education from the American Psychiatric Association and the National Institute of Mental Health, the 1998 Harvard Medical School Excellence in Mentoring Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Academic Psychiatry, and the 2006 Award for the Advancement of the Profession from the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society.


Ruma Bose, MD

Instructor in Anesthesiology

Dr. Ruma Bose is a faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical care and Pain Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She did her residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at the Yale School of Medicine. Thereafter she joined the department of Anesthesiology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as faculty. Her primary interest lies in resident education and curriculum development.She was a contributing member of the curriculum committee which designed the first geriatric anesthesia curriculum for the residencies which was accepted as a standardized curriculum by the American Society of Anesthesiologist.

She has been closely involved in incorporating simulation based teaching into the resident curriculum.She has been instrumental in devising a novel simulation based echocardiography curriculum for the anesthesia residents which has made it possible to introduce the knowledge and skills of basic echocardiography into the residency curriculum at the post graduate level. She is interested in making simulation an integral part of the mainstream anesthesia residency curriculum and is currently involved in developing a vascular anesthesia curriculum for the anesthesia residents which will also incorporate the basic elements of resident education that are detailed by the ACGME via means of standardized simulation exercises.

Debra Boyer, MD

Assistant Professor in Pediatrics

Debra Boyer attended medical school at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and then completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Subsequently, she relocated to Boston where she completed a pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a pediatric pulmonologist at Boston Children's Hospital. Her clinical areas of focus include pediatric lung transplantation and cystic fibrosis. She has continued to have an ongoing interest in medical education serving as the Fellowship director for the pediatric pulmonology program at Boston Children's Hospital as well as the Assistant Program Director for the Boston Combined Residency Program. She is a Board Member of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors.


Elizabeth Breen, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Breen has been the Director of the Core Surgery Clerkship at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and a faculty member of the BWH Principal Clinical Experience since 2005. She also functions as the Chair of the Surgery Clerkship Director's Committee at Harvard Medical School. Her educational focus and research is centered on curriculum design, faculty development and workforce issues. Dr. Breen trained in General Surgery, at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston and in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA.


Dara Brodsky, MD

Assistant Professor

Dara Brodsky, MD is a neonatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She has been an Associate Director of the BIDMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) since August 2004 and is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dara is a Harvard Macy scholar and is currently a Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education at BIDMC.

She is very involved in medical education, with tutoring, lecturing, providing bedside teaching, and developing curriculum for neonatology fellows in the Harvard Neonatal Fellowship Program. Since 2001, she has been a co-director of the Newborn Medicine Summer Student Research Program at Children's Hospital. Most recently, she has developed a new 6-hour module in the Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills at Children's Hospital, Boston, to teach communication skills to inter-disciplinary groups from the special care and newborn nurseries, and has designed a local mentorship program for neonatology fellows to ensure high-quality lecture presentations and provide formative feedback.

Dara's interest in medical education extends nationally. She is the co-author of the first board review book for fellows preparing for the Perinatal/Neonatal Medicine specialty examination (Brodsky D, and Martin C. Neonatalogy Review. 2nd edition. www.lulu.com, 2010) and is a co-editor of a textbook Primary Care of the Premature Infant, which is a clinical guide for primary care providers who care for premature infants after they are discharged from the hospital. Recently, she joined the editorial board of NeoReviews Plus, an AAP-sponsored organization, developing online self-assessment exercises for neonatology fellows preparing for their board examination.

David Brown, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Brown attended Williams College and subsequently Harvard Medical School and completed pediatric residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship training at Children's Hospital, including a senior fellowship year in the non-invasive laboratory. His primary interests include transthoracic, transesophageal, and fetal echocardiography in the management of congenital heart disease, with special interest in the evaluation of patients with single ventricles. He recently conducted a prospective trial comparing cardiac MRI with cardiac catheterization in the evaluation of patients prior to superior cavo-pulmonary anastomosis. Dr. Brown is one of the inpatient cardiology ward attendings; he also is director of the Harvard Medical School third and fourth year medical student cardiology rotations. He is the Co-Chair of the Program in Patient Safety and Quality Education Committee. In addition to echocardiography, Dr. Brown serves as the cardiology liaison at Children's Hospital for several pediatric cardiologists throughout New England.


Susan Burgin, MD


Michele Burns, MD MPH

Assistant Professor in Pediatrics

As the Program Director for the Harvard Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Dr. Burns-Ewald enjoys teaching the fellows-in-training with respect to both their formal curriculum as well as their clinical research projects. Her other teaching roles include supervising trainees as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Children's Hospital Boston and daily didactic teaching as the Medical Director of the Poison Control Center serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is committed to furthering medical education in the field of Toxicology.


Harold Burstein, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Harold J. Burstein, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Women's Hospital. He is a clinician and clinical investigator specializing in breast cancer.

Dr. Burstein attended Harvard College, and earned his MD at Harvard Medical School where he also earned a PhD in immunology. In addition, he holds a master's degree in history of science from Harvard. He trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and was a fellow in medical oncology at Dana-Farber before joining the staff.

Dr. Burstein’s clinical practice is devoted entirely to breast cancer patients.  His clinical research interests include novel treatments for early- and advanced-stage breast cancer, and studies of quality of life and health behavior among women with breast cancer.  Dr. Burstein has written widely on breast cancer in both traditional medical journals and on the web.  Representative publications of Dr. Burstein’s can be found in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and other leading medical journals.  He serves on international committees focusing on cancer treatments including the NCCN Breast Cancer Panel, The St. Gallen Breast Cancer Panel, and the Alliance Breast Cancer Committee.  He is chair of the ASCO guideline on endocrine therapy for breast cancer.  Dr. Burstein is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.  Dr. Burstein teaches students, house staff, and fellows at Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and affiliated training hospitals.



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