Experts
    • Family Medicine
    CEO of Gold Direct Care
    CEO of Gold Direct Care
    • CEO at Gold DirectCare
    Jeffrey Gold, MD, is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and is the CEO of Gold Direct Care. Gold Direct Care will be the first direct primary care practice in Massachusetts. Dr. Gold received his MD at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is currently a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
    • Internal Medicine
    Director Internal Medicine Residency Programs, Baystate Medical Center
    Director Internal Medicine Residency Programs, Baystate Medical Center
    Michael was born and raised on New York’s Upper Westside and spent his youth playing on the local sidewalks and in Central Park. His path to medicine was a circuitous one that included work as a security guard, bike messenger, assistant handyman in a psychiatric hospital and vendor at Madison Square Garden. Following graduation from Hobart College in 1985 with a degree in Anthropology-Sociology and a minor in Psychology he toiled for the National Hockey League front office as a “jack of all trades.” He had always dreamed of being a Paramedic and loved the show Emergency as a child which led him to his first taste of medicine in 1987. After training as an EMT he was hired by the NYC Emergency Medical Service where he became a Paramedic and spent 9 exciting years racing around Harlem and Times Square while dealing with thousands of medical emergencies. Michael returned to school at Columbia/Fordham Universities to complete his pre-medical requirements. He ultimately was accepted at Albany Medical College where he developed a love for internal medicine and met his future wife. Michael completed residency and chief residency at Baystate Medical Center in internal medicine. Michael was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2005-2006. In 2006 he spent the year as a Hartford Faculty Scholar in the Boston University Center of Excellence for Geriatrics. He has presented abstracts and workshops at numerous regional, national and international conferences. Michael was the Co-Chair for Innovations in Medical Education for the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) National Conference in 2013 and is a founding member of the SGIM TEACH certificate program. He was recently named Chair for the SGIM Education Committee and is the Secretary/Treasurer for the New England Region. Michael is currently the Director of Internal Medicine Programs at Baystate/Tufts and is responsible for the education and training of the physician workforce of the future. He is also the Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee at Baystate Health as well as a member of the Education Committee of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Michael’s interests include development and implementation of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), radical office redesign, and innovations in graduate and undergraduate medical education aligned with quality and patient safety. He sees his patients at Baystate High Street Health Center-Adult Medicine and precepts residents there as well. He would be happy to discuss these interests with whoever is interested.
    • Internal Medicine
    Co-Director, Primary Care Residency Program, Baystate Medical Center
    Co-Director, Primary Care Residency Program, Baystate Medical Center
    Gina Luciano, MD, FACP is the Co-Director of the Primary Care Residency Program at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Luciano, a New England native, is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and was a resident and chief resident at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Luciano currently practices general internal medicine and is a clinician-educator at High Street Health Center, a community health center and PCMH within Baystate Health. Dr. Luciano is a graduate of the Harvard Macy Program for Educators in Health Professions in 2011. She has also recently been named the winner of the Primary Care Innovation Challenge.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Associate Program Director for Medical House Staff Program at Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons
    Dr. Chang graduated from Rutgers University College of Pharmacy. She received her MD at Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons in New York City, and completed her residency and a chief medical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in Internal Medicine. In the past 15 years, Dr. Chang has been an clinician-educator and a primary care physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine, working closely with house staff and medical students. Dr.Chang also is an Associate Program Director for the medicine resident program at Columbia, and an Associate Medical Director for the AIM Clinic.