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Office of Continuing Professional Development


The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee includes representatives of PHS Quality & Safety, Health Care Redesign, and Primary Care Practice Transformation Leadership, who work with a core Executive Council comprised of representative highly experienced educators from a number of PHS affiliate institutions. The Executive Council meets monthly and parameters have been established to allow the CPD office staff to approve programs on an ongoing basis in order to expedite processing. The entire CPD Committee convenes three times a year and virtually by email on an ad hoc basis, to align program development with system wide strategic priorities.  

  • Nancy L. Bennett, PhD*

    Nancy L. Bennett, PhD*

    ​​Nancy L. Bennett, PhD has been part of the transitional team under the leadership of Bob Birnbaum to set up a new Partners HealthCare System Office of Continuing Education.  Previously she was the Assistant Dean for Continuing Education, Harvard Medical School, and has served on the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Council and Accreditation Review Committee…


  • Carol B. Benson, MD*

    Carol B. Benson, MD*

    ​Carol B. Benson, MD is a specialist in ultrasound in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where she is Director of the Division of Ultrasound, Co-Director of High Risk Obstetrical Ultrasound, and the Radiology Director for the Vascular Laboratory at the Brigham.  At Harvard Medical School, she holds the title of Professor of Radiology…


  • Robert J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD*

    Robert J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD*

    ​​Robert J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD is the Director of Continuing Professional Development at Partners Healthcare. Dr. Birnbaum is a practicing psychopharmacologist. His PhD research was in molecular neurobiology. He has devoted much of his career to managing large-scale CME efforts, developing courses and studying education methodology and impact…


  • Jessica C. Dudley, MD

    Jessica C. Dudley, MD

    ​​Dr. Dudley, as Chief Medical Officer for the Brigham and Women’s Physician’s Organization, is responsible for overseeing the contracting efforts on behalf of the BWPO and leading the medical management team in developing and implementing programs designed to meet pay for performance targets related to efficiency and quality. Additional responsibilities include addressing ...


  • Joseph P. Frolkis, MD, PhD

    Joseph P. Frolkis, MD, PhD

    ​​​Dr. Frolkis is the Director of Primary Care and Associate Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Working with hospital leadership, he is actively involved in preparing the Primary Care enterprise for the emerging implications of the Affordable Care Act, including the movement ...


  • James A. Gordon, MD, MPA*

    James A. Gordon, MD, MPA*

    Dr. Gordon directs the Learning Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, and serves as chief of the Division of Medical Simulation in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he directs the Gilbert Program in Medical Simulation and serves as an Academy Scholar…


  • Jeffrey O. Greenberg, MD, MBA

    Jeffrey O. Greenberg, MD, MBA

    ​​​Dr. Greenberg, MD is an Associate Medical Director at the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  In these roles, he is responsible for engaging physicians in defining, measuring, and improving the value of care delivered.  Jeff leads the BWH Standardized Clinical Assessment ...


  • Michael Ritt Jaff, DO

    Michael Ritt Jaff, DO

    ​​Dr. Jaff, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Chair of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular, and Stroke Care; Medical Director of the Vascular Center; and the Medical Director of the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory at Mass General. Dr. Jaff is an active clinical consultant in all aspects of vascular medicine ...


  • Jacob Karas, MD*

    Jacob Karas, MD*

    ​Dr. Jacob Karas is the Director of Medical Education at North Shore Medical Center where he oversees all CME programs on both the Union Hospital and Salem Hospital campuses.   He is also the Vice Chairman of Medicine, and in that capacity is responsible for visiting professorships, ongoing professional practice evaluations and physician credentialing…


  • Janet (Jodi) Larson, MD*

    Janet (Jodi) Larson, MD*

    ​Dr. Janet (Jodi) Larson serves as the Assistant Chair, Department of Medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH).  She is the Transitional Year internship program director at NWH. In addition, she serves as an Associate Program Director for the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Internal Medicine residency program…


  • Elizabeth A. Mort, MD

    Elizabeth A. Mort, MD

    ​​​Dr. Mort is a primary care physician with clinical interests in women’s heath, prevention, and chronic disease management. Dr. Mort completed her residency in primary care internal medicine at MGH in 1986 followed by two years at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School where she completed a research fellowship ...


  • Christopher Palmer, MD*

    Christopher Palmer, MD*

    ​​Dr. Christopher Palmer is currently the Director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital, a research physician in both the Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory and the Sleep Research Program at McLean Hospital, and a practicing psychiatrist, specializing in treatment-resistant cases…


  • Kenneth M. Pariser, MD*

    Kenneth M. Pariser, MD*

    ​​Dr. Kenneth Pariser is the Chief of Brigham and Women’s Clinical Rheumatology at Faulkner Hospital and Chief of Rheumatology at the Faulkner Hospital.  He is the Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital and the Clinical Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital…


  • Sandhya K. Rao, MD

    Sandhya K. Rao, MD

    ​​​Dr. Rao is an internist at Women’s Health Associates at Mass General and the Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement at the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO) where she coordinates pay-for-performance initiatives and other quality improvement and incentive projects. She also serves as the team leader ...


  • John Kevin Tucker, M.D*

    John Kevin Tucker, M.D*

    ​Dr. John Kevin Tucker is Medical Director of DCI Brigham/Faulkner Hospital, Director of the BWH/MGH Joint Nephrology Fellowship Program, the largest renal fellowship program in the United States, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tucker has received recognition as an outstanding teacher during his tenure at the University of Alabama at Birmingham…


  • Eric M. Weil, MD

    Eric M. Weil, MD

    ​​Dr. Weil is the Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs for the General Medicine Unit as well as an Associate Medical Director for the Massachusetts General Physician’s Organization. He is also the medical director for the Mass General Care Management Program, a Medicare Demonstration Project that seeks to optimize ...


*Executive Council Member