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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Fellowship Directors

Fellowship Co-Director
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Section Chief of Research, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, BIDMC
Director, Aging Research Program
Recipient of HMS A. Clifford Barger Awards for Excellence in Mentorship

Dr. Marcantonio is Section Chief of Research for the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at BIDMC, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Within the Division, he leads the Aging Research Program. He is an internationally recognized expert and clinical investigator in the area of delirium (acute confusion), in which he has performed numerous observational and interventional research studies. He currently leads three NIH-funded studies in this area (1 P01 project, 2 R01's) focusing on implementing diagnostic strategies for delirium, biomarker discovery, and better understanding the relationship between delirium and dementia. He has broader interests in improving quality of care for elders and has authored papers on predictors of hospitalization and unplanned hospital readmission, and outcomes of non-cardiac and cardiac surgery in older adults. He also teaches Epidemiology in the Clinical Effectiveness Program at Harvard School of Public Health, and has mentored over 50 students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members. Dr. Marcantonio has authored over 200 peer-reviewed research articles, plus numerous clinical reviews, book chapters, and practice guidelines. He served for 5 years on NIH’s Aging Systems and Geriatrics study section, which he chaired from 2006-2008. His honors include the 1999 Paul Beeson Physician Scholarship in Aging Research, the 2003 American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation Award, the 2009 HMS A. Clifford Barger Award for Excellence in Mentoring, and being elected in 2014 to the Association of American Physicians. Dr. Marcantonio is also the recipient of a Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) from the National Institute on Aging, which was recently renewed for an additional 5-year term.

Faculty Members

Roger B. Davis, Sc.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Recipient of HMS A. Clifford Barger Award for Excellence in Mentorship

  • Health services research

  • Clinical trials

  • Clinical epidemiology

  • Biostatistics

Tom Delbanco, M.D.
Richard and Florence Koplow-James Tullis Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care, Harvard Medical School
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, BIDMC
Co-Founder, OpenNotes

  • Quality of care

  • Medical education

  • Patient education

  • Health services research

Catherine M. DesRoches, Dr.PH
Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, BIDMC
Executive Director, OpenNotes

  • Health services research

  • Survey research

  • Health Information technology

  • Delivery system organization

Mary Beth Hamel, M.D., M.P.H. *
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Executive Deputy Editor, New England Journal of Medicine

  • Health services research

  • Clinical decision marking in geriatrics and end-of-life care


Shoshana Herzig, M.D., M.P.H. *
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of the Hospital Medicine Research Program

  • Hospital-based pharmacoepidemiology focusing on the association between commonly used medications and nosocomial complications

  • Interventions to enhance the safety and appropriateness of prescribing in the hospital setting


Stephen Juraschek, M.D., Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care

  • Orthostatic hypertension

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Diabetes


Ted Kaptchuk
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Program in Placebo Studies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for Mind-Body Therapies

  • Placebo effects

  • Patient-clinician relationship

  • Acupuncture and Complementary Therapies


Bruce E. Landon, M.D., M.B.A. *
Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

  • Health services research and quality of care

  • The influence of physician and organizational factors on delivery of health care services

  • Physician social networks

  • Improving value of care


Long Ngo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Biostatistics), Harvard Medical School

  • Delirium

  • Breast cancer

  • Cardiology

  • Air pollution

  • Clinical Trials

  • Statistical methodology and applications in completing risks

  • Marginal structure models

  • Model selection

  • Longitudinal data analysis

  • Diagnostic accuracy


Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn, Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care

  • Delirium

  • Gerontology

  • Late life health


Jan Walker, R.N., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care
Research Associate Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Co-Founder, OpenNotes

  • Patients’ perspective on quality of care

  • Patients’ use of health information technology

  • Opening records to patients

  • Preparing professionals to care for the underserved

  • Qualitative research, including focus groups


Christina Wee, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Obesity Research Program
Recipient of the SGIM Midcareer Research and Mentorship Award and the HMS A. Clifford Barger Award for Excellence in Mentorship

  • Obesity

  • Cardiovascular Health

  • Health Outcomes & Disparities


Gloria Yeh, M.D., M.P.H. *
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Mind-body therapies

  • Complementary Medicine

  • Preventive care

  • Stress management

  • Cardiopulmonary disease

  • Clinical trials


* Denotes faculty who have graduated from the Fellowship Program