Kathryn Britton, MD, MPH, Associate Chief Medical Officer
Kathryn Britton, MD, MPH, is associate chief medical officer, a position she assumed on Oct. 1, 2016, and a practicing cardiologist in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. She also is the medical director of Care Transitions in the Department of Quality of Safety.
In that role, Britton is charged with enhancing the quality of care for patients as they transition through the care continuum. Some specific examples of this work include efforts to improve the quality and coordination of post-acute care and to reduce preventable readmissions. As ACMO, Britton, who has led numerous care redesign initiatives, will provide critical leadership in redesigning the continuum of care, and implementing an advanced operating model from pre-admission to post-acute care. She will be responsible for working closely with multiple stakeholders at BWH to design and implement an advanced operating model and maintaining focus on clinical and educational excellence. Britton received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
She began her career at BWH as a resident in Internal Medicine in 2002, after which she completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Boston Medical Center and returned to BWH to serve as chief resident in 2006. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Vascular Medicine at BWH and earned a MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. She is board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine.