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Richard Haspel, MD PhD


Richard Haspel completed a residency in Clinical Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently the Medical Director of the Stem Cell Processing Laboratory as well as the Director of the Laboratory Medicine Residency Training Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has completed two, year-long Harvard University Rabkin Fellowships in Medical Education and has an interest in curricular design on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Current projects involve integrating Pathology into 3rd year medical student training and developing a genomics curriculum for Pathology residents.


Emily Hayden, MD

Emily Hayden is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed post-graduate training in Emergency Medicine at Indiana University. Dr. Hayden completed a 2-year fellowship in Medical Simulation at the Gilbert Program in Medical Simulation at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She currently is a candidate for a Master's in Health Profession Education at University of Illinois-Chicago. For her Master's thesis, she is developing an instrument to detect clinical reasoning ability in preclinical medical students in the simulation laboratory. She currently is the Assistant Fellowship Director for the Gilbert Program in Medical Simulation, as well as and attending physician and the Assistant Director of Simulation in the Department of Emergency Medicine as Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hayden coordinates simulation activities at the Gilbert Program at Harvard Medical School. Along with her thesis work on clinical reasoning, she also studies the use of technology in medical education.


Simon Helfgott, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Simon Helfgott MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine and serves as Director of Education and Fellowship Training in the Division of Rheumatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Helfgott directs the Year II HST Introduction to Clinical Medicine/Rheumatology @ BWH and is co-director of the HMS Year II Human Systems: Rheumatology section. He is a lecturer in the HST 350 Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics course and is a speaker at many of the HMS sponsored CME review courses. His interests include the bedside teaching of rheumatology to students and housestaff. He is currently the physician editor of The Rheumatologist, a monthly publication of the American College of Rheumatology.


Lisa Hirschhorn, MD MPA

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director for Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality at Partners in Health. Dr. Hirschhorn has is trained in infectious diseases, public health and worked in the area of evaluation and implementation research in the US and internationally for over 25 years. She serves as a developer and co-Director and tutor for the 1st year course, Pursuing Inquiry in Medicine as well as a lecturer for selected courses at HMS and HSPH. She also serves as a mentor for multiple HMS students as well as residents and fellows and junior faculty focusing on quality and evaluation of care and education. She is also the Program Director for the International Clinical Research Fellowships funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Her areas of focus in education includes developing effective approaches to evaluate educational strategies in the US and in Africa and innovative approaches to build skills and capacity in data utilization and quality improvement.  

David Hirsh, MD

Instructor in Medicine

Among a variety of clinical, administrative, and other educational duties, David A. Hirsh, M.D. is the co-creator and co-director of the Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Integrated Clerkship. After graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College, he attended the University of Virginia, School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Michigan. Following his chief residency, he joined the Department of Medicine of Cambridge Hospital and joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School where he is an Instructor.

In his clinical work, Dr. Hirsh served from 1995-2009, as Medical Director of the City of Cambridge Healthcare for the Homeless Program. In 1997, in neighboring Somerville, Massachusetts, he helped found Union Square Family Health. In recent years, Dr. Hirsh has developed a full practice providing primary care women's health in Cambridge.


Melanie Hoenig, MD

Assistant Professor

Melanie Hoenig is a nephrologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Joslin Clinic. She attended Brown University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she also served as Chief Medical Resident.

Dr. Hoenig is the course director for renal pathophysiology at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical interests include transition to adult care for young people with kidney disease and HIV related renal disorders.

Grace Huang, MD

Instructor in Medicine

Grace Huang, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She has spent a number of years designing computer-based modules on clinical skills, including physical diagnosis tutorials, interactive diagrams, procedure-based instruction and virtual patients. In her current role as Director of Assessment at the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research, she provides faculty development and consultation in survey design and educational measurement. Her research interests are in competence assessment, procedural training and cognitive error. She is a consultant for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), an associate editor for MedEdPORTAL, an editorial board member for Simulation in Healthcare, and an associate editor for Hospital Medicine Journal Watch.


Edward Hundert, MD

Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics

Dr. Hundert is Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he serves as co-director of the first year course, Medical Ethics and Professionalism, as well as teaching ethics in the Patient-Doctor III sequence in the third year clerkships. An HMS alumnus, he is an internationally known academic leader, scholar, educator, psychiatrist, and medical ethicist. Over the past 20 years, he has served as President of Case Western Reserve University, Dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School. He has held professorial appointments in psychiatry, medical ethics, cognitive science, and medical humanities, with a particular focus on developing innovative institutional affiliations and curricula in medical schools and across all levels of higher education.

Dr. Hundert earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics and the history of science and medicine, summa cum laude, from Yale University, where he received Yale's Chittenden Prize "to the graduating senior with highest standing in mathematics or the natural sciences." He attended Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar, receiving the Batterby Prize from Hertford College for "highest first class honours in philosophy, politics and economics." Four years later he earned the M.D. from Harvard Medical School, receiving the Sanger Prize for "excellence in psychiatric research." He completed his psychiatric residency at McLean Hospital, where he served as chief resident.



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