Director, Practice Based Research Network, Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Atlas is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the primary care practice-based research network in the Division of General Internal Medicine Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is also a practicing primary care physician.  Dr. Atlas received his MD degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Masters in Public Health from Harvard University.  He completed training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in general medicine at Harvard Medical School. His work focuses on how health information technology and workflow redesign can support population-based, patient centered care that improves quality and efficiency, and decreases disparities in care.  He has developed methods to improve patient attribution to patients to physicians and practices for research studies as well as for quality reporting and improvement activities within primary care networks. His research is supported by National Institutes of Health and industry grants and includes pragmatic studies of population-based preventive cancer screening and chronic disease management in primary care networks. He also works with organizations that seek to improve patient and clinician access to information to support informed medical decision making. He is a medical editor for Healthwise, a non-profit company with a mission to help people make better health decisions, and with UpToDate, a comprehensive evidence-based electronic clinical information resource for clinicians. He also works as an evidence author for the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review to evaluate the efficacy and cost effectiveness of new therapies.


Wei He, MPH ​

Statistical Analyst 

Steven McDermott, RN

Research Nurse