Dr. Anjala V. Tess, MD

Anjala V. Tess, MD

Associate Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Faculty Director of the Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety Program
Practicing Hospitalist, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, and Associate Chair for Education, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Anjala Tess, MD is a practicing hospitalist in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and an associate professor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. She completed both Rabkin and HMS Academy educational fellowships and has over 15 years of experience in teaching and developing educational programming in quality and safety. She developed a novel QI curriculum that has trained over 500 residents and fellows, many of whom are now dispersed throughout the country leading programs. She serves as the Program Director for the Harvard Medical School Patient Safety and Quality Fellowship, a fulltime operational CRICO-sponsored fellowship across major HMS sites. She is Director of Quality and Safety for Graduate Medical Education at BIDMC where she oversees education in quality for all GME programs. Nationally she has been active in defining the evolving expectations of quality and safety education through guidelines for training and participating in collaborations with the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. She is currently co-director of The Society of Hospital Medicine’s Quality and Safety Educators Academy (QSEA), a national faculty development academy with over 400 graduates in the last five years.