Director, Rural Medicine Programs

Director, Fellowship Program in Rural Health Leadership

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Tobey works as an innovator, clinician, educator and researcher in rural partnerships. Since 2012, he has worked to establish partnerships with rural partner communities. The two largest rural partnerships, between Massachusetts General Hospital and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Indian Health Service, are now formalized through shared memoranda. The partnerships center on responding to the workforce, health equity and capacity development goals of rural partners. To respond to requests for clinical support, since September 2016, MGH clinical staff have provided 365-day coverage of the Rosebud, South Dakota Indian Health Service clinic and hospital. As a central component of these efforts, Dr. Tobey directs the Massachusetts General Hospital Fellowship Program in Rural Health Leadership, which offers post-residency training to physicians who seek ongoing training in rural health, health systems, practice transformation, medical education and clinical care.