My research is in medical education and has focused on the direct observation of teaching skills, the feedback process, and medical student-as-teacher curricula. I have received two intramural grants to help fund my research and in 2010 my colleagues and I received The Northeastern Group on Educational Affairs Graduate Medical Education Innovation Award for our research “Peer Observation and Feedback of Resident Teaching During Work Rounds.”
I am the Internal Medicine clerkship director at Tufts Medical Center and am responsible for the education of both the 3rd year students doing their medicine rotation and the 4th year sub-Is in addition to overseeing the 3rd year clerkship at 12 other Tufts-affiliated hospitals. My other teaching commitments include precepting residents in clinic, facilitating workshops as part of our Resident-as-Teacher curriculum and Clinician Educator Track, co-directing the annual month-long Medical Education Elective for 4th year medical students, teaching both students and house staff as a ward attending, and teaching residents and attending physicians how to teach using the Stanford Faculty Development Center method of clinical teaching.
My primary care practice is composed of adult patients with multiple chronic conditions and I have a particular interest in obesity.