KATRINA ARMSTRONG, MD, MSCE

Chair of the Department of Medicine, Physician-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, is the Jackson Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Armstrong is a graduate of Yale University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She was a resident and chief resident in Medicine at Johns Hopkins and completed a research fellowship and Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1998, she joined the faculty at Penn where she led a research program in cancer control. Over her time at Penn, she took on multiple leadership roles including serving as the Associate Director of the Abramson Cancer Center, Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine. In April of 2013, she was appointed as Chief of the Mass General Department of Medicine. Dr. Armstrong is an internationally recognized investigator in the areas of health disparities, medical decision making, and cancer prevention and outcomes.  For her work, she received the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine, the Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Federation of Medical Research, the Alice Hersh Award from Academy Health, and election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians and the National Academy of Medicine. In addition to her career in health policy and disparities research, Dr. Armstrong is a dedicated practicing internist with a longitudinal primary care practice and rotations as the Bigelow visit on the inpatient general medicine services. Over her career, Dr. Armstrong has prioritized her role in medical education, including developing and leading courses on clinical decision making at Penn and at MGH and founding multiple innovative educational programs including the Master’s program in Health Policy Research at Penn and the Center for Educational Innovation and Scholarship at the Mass General. Diversity and inclusion are central to Dr. Armstrong’s leadership, including her award-winning roles in the advancement of women, her commitment to programs to support diversity across faculty and trainees at the MGH, and her research leadership in health disparities and community based research.

 
 

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