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I am currently serving as Chief Medical Resident and VA Chief Resident in Quality and Safety for Boston University Internal Medicine. My clinical and research interests include pulmonary and critical care medicine, for which I am applying for fellowship, as well as medical education and systems improvement. I firmly believe in the importance of practicing, teaching, and promoting high-quality, cost-effective, safe, and equitable care for everyone. I am currently researching sleep disordered breathing in patients with sickle cell disease.
In addition to my duties as Chief Resident, I serve as Chair of the Massachusetts Medical Society Resident and Fellow Section and a resident delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates. I also serve as an advisor to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Open School.
Miriam Bar-on, MD has been a medical educator for over 30 years, where she currently serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, DIO, as a professor of pediatrics and as the program director for pediatrics at the new UNLV School of Medicine. She is actively involved mentoring junior faculty both within pediatrics and externally – those in residency program leadership positions. She serves as past chair of the AAMC GRA steering committee and was the co-chair of the Academic Pediatric Association's Faculty Development SIG. Dr. Bar-on regularly presents faculty development sessions at local, regional, national and international meetings.
Michelle Sharp did her residency training on the Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital. During residency she chaired the House Staff Patient Safety Quality Council. Michelle was an Assistant Chief of Service in 2015-2016 (chief resident). During this time Michelle was responsible for the educational conferences for the residency including noon conference curriculum, resident report, and journal club. Michelle is currently a fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Christopher Smith is a general internist in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After serving as Chief Medical Resident, Dr. Smith completed the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education at the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research and Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at BIDMC, and the Director of the Clinician Educator Track for residents, a novel program that helps internal medicine residents develop the skills needed to succeed as future clinician educators. Dr. Smith has also served as the co-Director of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, a year-long fellowship designed to help Harvard faculty develop the skills necessary to become medical education leaders.
Robert C. Lowe, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and a Clerkship Director for the Internal Medicine rotation at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Lowe received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1988 and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1992. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was selected to be Chief Medical Resident. He trained in Gastroenterology at Boston Medical Center, and has been on staff at BMC since 2001. His clinical interests include general gastroenterology and hepatology, with a particular interest in the care of patients with viral liver diseases and cirrhosis.
Dr. Lowe is also very involved in the educational program at Boston University and Boston Medical Center. He spent 15 years as Fellowship Director for the Section of Gastroenterology, stepping down in 2015. He is a dedicated Educator in the BMC Department of Medicine, attending several months each year on the Medicine wards and facilitating a bimonthly educational conference for house staff. At the Boston University School of Medicine, he is the Director of the Second Year Vision Committee which administers an integrated preclinical course for the entire second year class; he also serves as the course director for the three-week long Gastroenterology module. He serves on the school’s Medical Education Committee, the governing body at BUSM for curriculum and educational planning and oversight. He is active in curriculum development for medical students, house officers, and fellows, and is particularly involved in the teaching of clinical reasoning skills and the fostering of professionalism among medical trainees. He has been appointed by the Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Boston Medical Center to direct a “Clinician-Educator” program for residents who aspire to a career in medical education. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the Metcalf Award, Boston University’s highest teaching honor, and the Grant V. Rodkey Award from the Massachusetts Medical Society. He has been designated one of the “Best of Boston” by Boston magazine since 2011. He is the author of numerous book chapters and review articles, and he is co-editor of the Educational Review Manual in Gastroenterology and the textbooks GI Emergencies: A Quick Reference Guide, and Pocket Guide to Gastrointestinal Drugs. He has served as the chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the American Liver Foundation, New England Chapter from 2005-2010 and as a member of the Education and Training Committee for the American Gastroenterological Association.
Dr. Ray spent most of her childhood in Kolkata, India, before coming to Boston to attend Harvard College. She then attended Harvard Medical School where her interests ranged from patient-doctor relationships to end-of-life care. During her residency at MGH, she deeply enjoyed her primary care clinic and chose to pursue primary care as a career. She graduated from the MGH Primary Care Program in 2010 and then served as the Ambulatory Medicine Chief Resident during 2010-2011. She is currently the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Training in the MGH residency program with an emphasis on enhancing the resident clinic experience. She sees primary care patients in the Internal Medicine Associates. She and her husband Jason enjoy cooking, watching movies, reading fiction and exploring with their children, Vikram and Uma, and GermanShepherd-Bassett Hound, Spock.