Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Director of Professional Development CHA.

Dr. Liz Gaufberg is the Director of CHA’s newly formed Center for Professional Development.  Liz trained in both Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at CHA, and has spent her entire career at this incredible institution.  She has held a number of clinical roles at the interface of medicine and psychiatry, including running a primary care clinic for patients with chronic mental illness and directing the medical consultation service to inpatient psychiatry.  Her roles in medical education span the developmental spectrum; in addition to her faculty development role, she leads the Patient-Doctor course for the HMS Cambridge Integrated Clerkship, and is Director of Psychosocial Training for the CHA Medicine Residency. Liz loves using the arts in medical education, has an active collaboration with the Harvard Art Museum, and is a founding editor of Auscultations, the award-winning CHA literary arts journal.

Liz holds several national leadership roles in medical education, including that of HMS representative to the AMA iSTEP (Innovative Strategies for Transforming the Education of Physicians) Initiative and the Massachusetts Medical School Consortium, as well as core faculty within the Harvard Macy Program for Educators in the Health Professions. She currently holds a three-year Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professorship in Humanism Education, which has allowed her to continue to develop innovative curricula and to pursue a longitudinal research study on graduates of the HMS Cambridge Integrated Clerkship. Her innovative curricula on professional boundaries, the stigma of addictions, reflective practice, and the hidden curriculum are in use in training institutions world-wide. In the coming decade, through her role as Director of the CHA Center for Professional Development, Liz will focus on nurturing and sustaining successful careers in medicine. The Center has begun to develop institution-wide programs to enhance career satisfaction and retention, faculty diversity, personal-professional balance, academic achievements/promotion, as well as strengthening CHA’s connection to Harvard and Tufts Medical School.

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