Faculty

Cristina Alexander, MD
Instructor in Medicine
College: Dartmouth
Medical School: Yale University
Clinical Interest: Latino health, medical education, Diabetes, women's health, quality improvement, and improving healthcare for the underserved
Research Interest: Community health and medical education
Administrative Responsibilities: Director of ambulatory curriculum for categorical residents.
Teaching Activities: Resident teaching and ambulatory curriculum
Other Interests: Time with family, reading, and outdoor exercise

Nadaa Ali, MD
Instructor in Medicine
College: Tulane University
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Clinical Interest: Diabetes, primary care, and women’s health
Research Interest: Health care disparities in the American Muslim population
Teaching Activities: Clinic preceptor at Phyllis Jen Center for primary care; Co-director of Health Sciences and Technology’s Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course; GI pathophysiology course; Schwartz Center Rounds
Other Interests: Travel, dance, and swimming

Reema Alshirawi, MD
Medical Director at Newton Corner
College: AGU
Medical School: Arabian Gulf University
Clinical Interest: Prevention
Research Interest: Process improvements and practice transformation
Administrative Responsibilities: Medical director
Teaching Activities: Ambulatory resident supervision
Other Interests: Reading

Alev Atalay, MD
Clinical Fellow in Medicine
College: New York University
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Clinical Interest: Medical education and care for the underserved
Research Interest: Medical education
Administrative Responsibilities: Help coordinate the ambulatory curriculum and schedule for the categorical and primary care residents. Coordinate the combined conference series between medicine and neurology, OB/GYN, and Emergency Medicine
Teaching Activities: Weekly morning reports and ambulatory conferences

Michael Barnett, MD
Research Fellow in Medicine
College: Yale
Medical School: Harvard
Clinical Interest: Internal medicine, geriatrics, team-based care
Research Interest: Primary-specialty care interface, quality of care, health care innovation
Teaching Activities: Management Leadership Track lectures
Other Interests: Classical music, rock climbing

David Bates, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine
College: Stanford
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Clinical Interest: Primary Care
Research Interest: Quality of care; patient safety; medication safety; and computers in medicine
Administrative Responsibilities: Chief, Division of General Medicine; Chief Quality Officer and Senior VP, BWH; Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis, Partners
Teaching Activities: Director of Program in Clinical Effectiveness
Other Interests: Birding, climbing, and skiing

Rebecca Berman, MD
Primary Care Director, Division of General Medicine
Marshall A Wolf MD Chair in Primary Care Medical Education
Assistant Professor
College: Harvard
Medical School: Harvard
Clinical Interest: General Medicine and Health Literacy
Research Interest: Student-run clinics and Medical education
Administrative Responsibilities: Director, Division of General Medicine Primary Care Residency Program.
Teaching Activities: Resident preceptor and Ward Attending
Other Interests: Reading, day trips around new england, playing in the park with my two young children

Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine
Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy
College: Brown
Medical School: UCSF
Clinical Interest: Primary care, global health, smoking cessation, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and team-based care.
Research Interest: Primary care system design, Patient-centered medical home, US health reform, tobacco control (domestic and global), global non-communicable diseases, and global primary care
Administrative Responsibilities: Associate Program Director, Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, Ariadne Labs; Senior Advisor, Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation; Assistant Medical Director, BWH Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington; Core Faculty, HMS Center for Primary Care
Teaching Activities: Teach in HC750 (Intro to Health Policy) for second year medical students at HMS; teach residents patient centered medical home, smoking cessation, and health policy; teach global tobacco case studies at Harvard School of Public Health

Bethany Block, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
College: Amherst College
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Division of HST
Clinical Interest: Medical management of patients with eating disorders and women’s health
Administrative Responsibilities: Team Leader of our primary care team at the Fish Center
Teaching Activities: Precept Int Med residents from BWH at the Fish Center for Women’s Health
Other Interests: Gardening, cycling, and classical music

Jason Block, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim
College: Princeton University
Medical School: Tulane
Clinical Interest: Primary care, weight management, chronic disease management
Research Interest: Diet, nutrition, and obesity public policy and public health programs; workplace wellness programs
Administrative Responsibilities: Associate Director of Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine
Teaching Activities: Resident preceptor, conference leader for HMS Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health Course
Other Interes: Any related to Louisiana, New Orelans Saints, politics

Jennifer Brody, MD, MPH, AAHIVS
Instructor in Medicine
College: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: UCLS
Clinical Interest: HIV primary care, homeless health care, addiction medicine
Research Interest: health outcomes for homeless, HIV-infected individuals
Administrative Responsibilities: Director of HIV Services, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program and Director of Social Justice and Community Medicine Curriculum for Division of General Medicine Primary Care Residency Program
Teaching Activities: Develop, coordinate, and participate in teaching social justice curriculum for BWH residents. Serve as Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Clinical Preceptor
Other Interests: vulnerable populations, social determinants of health, medical education

Lindsay Cole, MD
Primary Care Chief Medical Resident
College: Princeton University
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Clinical Interest: Primary Care, General Medicine
Research Interest: Care Redesign Implementation, Value-based Healthcare
Administrative Responsibilities: Primary Care Chief Medical Resident
Teaching Activities: Weekly morning report, ambulatory teaching conferences, 6 weeks of inpatient attending on the general medicine teaching service
Other Interests: Cycling, running, skiing, traveling

Larisa Connors, MD
Instructor in Medicine
College: Clarkson University
Medical School: BU
Clinical Interest: Women's Health
Teaching Activities: Precepting in Fish Center for Women’s Health

Nina Cotran, MD
Instructor in Medicine
College: Oberlin
Medical School: BU
Clinical Interests: Women's Health
Research Interests: Women's Health
Teaching Activities: Patient/Doctor; Preceptor, Women's Health Center; Resident/Intern Precepting; BWH Medical Management Meetings
Other Interests: Hiking, biking , yoga, gardening, and food

Rebecca Cunningham, MD
Assistant Professor in Medicine
College: Princeton College
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Clinical Interest: Quality of care/Care management; Women's Health; Underserved Populations; Patient Education.
Research Interest/Teaching Activities: Care redesign implementation; Diabetes quality improvement in the outpatient setting
Administrative Responsibilities: Medical Director of the Integrated Care Management Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Chair, HMS Primary Care Clerkship Steering Committee
Teaching Activities: Jen Center for Primary Care Preceptor; Primary Care Clerkship Director, HMS

Andrew Ellner, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
College: Harvard College
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Clinical Interest: Chronic disease management, management of high-risk patients, preventative and urgent care
Research Interest: Redesign of health care delivery systems and medical training
Administrative Responsibilities: Co-Director, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care; Director, Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change
Teaching Activities: LM600, The Physician as Leader, a one-month elective in leadership, management and system re-design for advanced medical students

Michael Fisher, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
College: Harvard
Medical School: Yale
Clinical Interest: Primary Care
Research Interest: Prescription Drug Reimbursement Policy; medication adherence, electronic prescribing.
Teaching Activities: Clinic Preceptor, ITU attending, HSPH summer clinical epidemiology course
Administrative Responsibilities: BWH P&T committee

Angela M. Freniere, MD
Instructor in Medicine
College: Harvard College
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Clinical Interest: Primary care, women's health, endocrinology
Administrative Responsibilities: Faculty Editor, Primary Care Office InSite
Teaching Activities: Foundational Continuity Clinic Preceptor, Harvard Medical School

Mark Friedberg, MD, MPP
Clinical Instructor in Medicine
College: Swarthmore College
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Clinical Interest: General Internal Medicine
Administrative Responsibilities: Rand Corporation
Teaching Activities: HMS Patient-Doctor 1; GMS Ward Attending

Joseph Frolkis, MD, PhD
Director of Primary Care; Associate Chief, General Internal Medicine, Vice Chair for Primary Care, Department of Medicine
College: University of Rochester
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Clinical Interest: General Internal Medicine; Preventive Cardiology
Research Interest: Patient and Physician Non-Compliance with Evidence-based guidelines; team-based models of care and their impact on risk factors for CVD; innovation and care redesign around primary care transformation toward Medical Homes; developing and evaluating the “Medical Neighborhood”; implementing and studying effective and scalable Population Health Management; studying the link between practice-level “teamness” and clinical outcomes, patient experience, and cost
Administrative Responsibilities: Oversee the clinical work of 160 primary care physicians in 14 practices around Boston, caring for 135,000 patients. Responsible for recruitment, on-boarding, and retention of physicians. Direct primary care’s strategic goal to transition all practice to a functional team-based model. Created and oversee the primary care “Clinician – Innovator” program, which offers protected time to young faculty members for projects around primary care innovation and redesign.
Teaching Activities: Have taught medical students, residents, fellows in past; none currently

Bobby Gottlieb, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, HMS, HSPH
College: Barnard College
Medical School: University of Chicago
Clinical Interest: Immigrant health, women's health
Research Interest: Immigrant health, women's health, primary care transformation
Administrative Responsibilities: BWH - Director of Faculty Development for Primary Care/Ambulatory Experiences for the Residency program; Brookside:Director of Teaching and Training at Brookside Community HEalth Center; HMS: Core Faculty: Pursuing Inquiry in Medicine course and co-leader of Global and Community Health Section for Scholars in Medicine Program; HSPH: Core Faculty: Women, Gender and Health Concentration and Children, Youth and Family Concentration; Course Director: Gender and Mental Health Course and PRactice Course for Social and Behavioral Sciences MPH program
Teaching Activities: Ambulatory precepting, various lectures in ambulatory medicine; HMS: Primary Care Clerkship; Pursuing Inquiry in Medicine; HSPH: Gender and Mental Health Course; Practice Course for Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, MPH program
Other Interests: Classical piano

Mary Hohenhaus, MD
Clinical Instructor
College: Cornell University
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Clinical Interest: Preventive health, women’s health, medical writing/editing
Administrative Responsibilities: Medical director, Brigham & Women’s Primary Care Associates at Norwood
Teaching Activities: Ambulatory preceptor, Phyllis Jen Center; small group facilitator, Ambulatory Block
Other Interests: Early Music, cooking, travel

Rose Kakoza, MD, MPH
Instructor in Medicine
College: Harvard College
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Clinical Interest: Complex chronic disease management in High Risk and Rising Risk patient populations
Research Interest: Patient Centered Medical Home, Team-Based Care delivery, Care Management in High-Risk patient populations
Administrative Responsibilities: Assistant Medical Director for Operations in The Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care, Assistant Medical Director for the integrated Care Management Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Teaching Activities: Precepting
Other Interests: Faculty director for Women In Medicine residency curriculum

Nancy Keating, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy
College: Virginia Tech
Medical School: Pritzker, U Chicago
Clinical Interest: General Internal Medicine.
Research Interest: Quality of cancer care and physician behavior.
Administrative Responsibilities: Coordinator, DGM Journal Club.
Teaching Activities: Jen Center for Primary Care Preceptor, GMS attending.
Other Interests: Travel, cooking, and family.

Sarah Kent, MD, PhD
BWPO Physician
College: Harvard College
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Interest: General internal medicine, women’s health
Research Interests: Health economics, coordinated care
Administrative Responsibilities: Director, Care of the Complex Patient program. Course Director, Women’s Leadership Program active in resident precepting (Fish Center for Women’s Health)
Other Interests: Chief Operating Officer, JANYS Analytics – a social media analytics firm

Anthony Komaroff, MD
Simcox-Clifford-Higby Professor of Medicine, HMS
College: Stanford
Medical School: University of Washington
Clinical Interest: General internal medicine
Research Interests: Infectious illness in primary care; computers in medicine
Administrative Responsibilities: Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Health Publications; Former Chief, Division of General Medicine.
Teaching Activities: Faculty, Clinical Effectiveness Fellowship; Outpatient attending; CME course lectures

Nancy Kurtz, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Medical School: Brown
Clinical Interest: Primary Care, chronic non-malignant pain management, and medical education
Research Interests: Chronic non-malignant pain; medical simulation
Teaching Activities: Resident preceptor, medical student preceptor

Lisa Lehmann, MD, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, HMS; Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, HMS; Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, HSPH
College: Cornell
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Clinical Interest: Genetics
Research Interests: Medical ethics; health policy, physician-patient communication; genetics; end of life care, religion and medicine
Administrative Responsibilities: Director of Bioethics, Department of Medicine
Teaching Activities: Jen Center for Primary Care Precepting; HMS Medical Ethics

Helen Leibner, MD
Instructor in Medicine
College: Tufts U
Medical School: University of Rochester of Medicine and Dentistry
Clinical Interest: Primary Care
Teaching Activities: Clinic Preceptor at the phyllis jen center

Gail Levine, MD
Instructor in Medicine
College: Univerity of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Clinical Interests: primary care in general, care of the underserved populations, care of the chronically mentally ill, working with "difficult" patients, working with addicted patients
Administrative Responsibilities: Former Director of the Ambulatory Redesign Project of the Internal Medicine Residency
Teaching Activities: Precepting Residents, some medical student teaching
Other Interests: Co-training of Medical and Psychiatry Residents

Adam Licurse, MD, MHS
Associate Medical Director Population Health Management Partners Healthcare, Assistant Medical Director BWPO, Primary Care Physician
College: Yale
Medical School: Yale
Clinical Interest: Primary Care
Research Interest: Population Health, Patient Engagement, Telemedicine
Administrative Responsibilities: Partners and BWPO
Teaching Activities: Precepting at South Huntington

Jeffrey Linder, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
College: Northwestern University
Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School
Other Degrees: Masters in Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Clinical Interests: Acute respiratory infections; smoking cessation
Research Interests: Acute respiratory infections; Electronic Medical Records; health status measurement; patient-doctor communication
Administrative Responsibilities: Co-Director, Partners Primary Care Practice Based Research Network
Teaching Activities: Curent: Preceptor, JEN CENTER FOR PRIMARY CARE; GMS Attending. Past: Patient-Doctor I; Patient-Doctor II

Aaron Mann, MD
Instructor in Medicine
College: University of Michigan
Medical School: Harvard
Clinical Interest: preventative health, care of the underserved
Teaching Activities: Preceptor at South Huntington clinic
Other Interests: outdoors, mountain biking, camping, hiking

Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine
College: UNC
Medical School: Harvard
Clinical Interests: Primary care internal medicine
Research Interests: Health services research, health disparities, payment and delivery systems, health insurance, Medicare, quasi-experimental methods
Teaching Activities: GMS Attending; Jen Center for Primary Care Precepting; tutorial leader and lecturer for health policy course at HMS

Charles Morris, MD MPH
Instructor in Medicine
College: Princeton University
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University SOM
Clinical Interests: General Medicine, Screening/Preventative health
Research Interests: IT/Medical Education, Population Management
Administrative Responsibilities: Medical Director, Brigham Circle Medical Associates
Teaching Activities: Preceptor (PJC), ward attending

Stuart Mushlin, MD
General Medicine and Rheumatology Divisions
College: University of Rochester
Medical School: Cornell
Clinical Interests: Rheumatology
Research Interests: Medical Training
Administrative Responsibilities: Director, Preliminary Residency; Member, Board of Trustees for MMS; Member, Board of Trustees for BWPO; Member, HMS Admissions Committee; Member, Committee on Publications for New England Journal of Medicine
Teaching Activities: Flyfishing, Beekeeping, Aviation, Photoshop

Nora Osman, MD
Assistant Professor in Medicine
College: Brown
Medical School: UCSF
Clinical Interests: General medicine education
Research Interests: Medical education
Administrative Responsibilities: Associate Clerkship Director; Faculty Director, Office of Multicultural Faculty Careers
Teaching Activities: Inpatient teaching, outpatient clinical teaching, precepting at BCMA and Jen Center for Primary Care precepting
Other Interests: Gardening, cooking, travel

Erika Pabo, MD
Instructor in Medicine

Lydia Pace, MD, MPH
Research Staff, Division of Women’s Health, BWH
Instructor in Medicine
College: Yale
Medical School: UCSF
Clinical Interest: Women’s health and primary care
Research Interest: Breast cancer screening, breast cancer in low- and middle-income countries, contraception
Teaching Activities: Resident teaching in women’s health
Other Interests: My family, travel, reading and writing

Stuart Mark Pollack, MD
Instructor in Medicine
College: Johns Hopkins
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Medical home, Team care; Process Improvement; Population Management, Integrated Behavioral Health
Administrative Responsibilities: Medical Director, South Huntington
Teaching Activities: Precepting residents
Other Interests: Gardening, food

Diana Post, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
College: Radcliffe College, Harvard
Medical School: NYU
Clinical Interests: Arthritis; low back pain
Research Interests: Low back pain; alternative medicine
Teaching Activities: Preceptor Jen Center

Suhba Ramani, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical School: Stanley medical college, University of Madras, India
Clinical Interest: Internal Medicine, Clinical skills and reasoning
Research Interest: Evaluation, feedback, Clinical teaching and faculty development, Clinical skills teaching and assessment, Bedside teaching
Administrative Responsibilities: Director of Evaluation, Medicine Residency Program, BWH; Course Director, Quantitative research methods, MMSc in Medical Education, HMS HMS PD2, Site Director for Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
Teaching Activities: Outpatient precepting, Inpatient attending, Organize faculty development activities for DOM and BWH educators, Core faculty for the Harvard Macy Program for educators, HMS Academy workshop presentations
Other Interests: Cooking, travel, reading

Eve Rittenberg, MD
Instructor in Medicine
College: Yale University
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Clinical Interest: Women’s health, care of the underserved and community health, intersection of primary care and mental health
Research Interest:
Admin Responsibilities: Medical Director of Primary Care, BWH Fish Center for Women’s Health
Teaching Activities: Precepting residents in past years; teaching HMS students

Greg Schwartz, MD, JD
Instructor in Medicine
College: Harvard
Medical School: Yale
Clinical Interest: Primary care
Research Interest: Access to care
Admin Responsibilities: Ambulatory safety committee
Teaching Activities: Precepting – Phyllis Jen Center
Other Interests: Local and state politics, law, running, sailing

Jane Sillman, MD
General Medicine Division/Primary Care
College: Radcliffe/Harvard College
Medical School: NYU
Clinical Interest: General Internal Medicine; Women's Health Issues
Teaching Activities: Co-Director, Office Practice of Primary Care Medicine CME Course; Deputy Director, Pri-Med CME courses; Clinic Preceptor
Other Interests: Family, friends, reading, skiing and tennis

Sonja Solomon, MD
Instructor in Medicine
College: Barnard College
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Clinical Interest: Chronic disease management, women’s health
Research Interest: Medical education, ambulatory patient safety, clinical innovation, care of patients with complex chronic disease
Administrative Responsibilities: Fellow in Clinical Innovation through BWH Primary Care
Teaching Activities: Co-Director of Clinical Skills Course for 2nd-Year HMS Students, Preceptor in the Jen Center for Primary Care
Other Interests: Music, running, the outdoors

Benjamin Sommers, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor Medicine
College: Princeton University
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Clinical Interest: Primary Care, Healthcare for Immigrants
Research Interest: Health Policy, Health Reform, Vulnerable Populations
Administrative Responsibilities: Advisor for BWH Residents
Teaching Activities: Course at the Harvard School of Public Health (HPM 211), lectures in ambulatory curriculum and social justice curriculum for residents
Other Interests: Softball, Piano, Reading, Time with Family

Lori Tishler, MD, MPH
Instructor in Medicine
College: Harvard College
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Clinical Interests: Patient care, human development, process improvement, and practice innovation, population health
Administrative Responsibilities: Medical Director for Jen Center for Primary Care
Teaching Activities: Preceptor, PJC; Morning report
Other Interests: Reading, travel, knitting, spending time with family

Marshall Wolf, MD
General Medicine Division/Primary Care
College: Harvard College
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Clinical Interest: Primary Care Medicine and Cardiology
Research Interest: Cardiology - Arrhythmias
Administrative Responsibilities: Program Director Emeritus
Other Interests: Orchids, wine, family

Beverly Woo, MD
General Medicine Division/Primary Care
College: Harvard
Medical School: Stanford
Clinical Interests: Primary Care practice, Medical Education
Research Interest/Teaching Activities: Preceptor for Residents in Ambulatory Practice; Attending Physician teaching Students and Residents on Inpatient General Medicine Service, Tutor for Students in Patient-Doctor I:
Administrative Responsibilities: HMS-Peabody Society Associate Master and Patient Doctor I Course Director

Maria Yialamas, MD
General Medicine and Endocrinology Divisions
College: Harvard College
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Clinical Interests: PCOS, menstrual disorders, neuroendocrine disorders, hypogonadism, menopause, erectile dysfunction
Research Interest: Reproductive Endocrinology, Medical Education
Administrative Responsibilities: Associate Residency Program Director

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