• Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician of the Medical Service at MGH
    Dr. Goroll is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Physician of the Medical Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in primary care internal medicine. He graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University in 1968 and cum laude from Harvard Medical School in 1973. Upon graduation he entered the nation’s first primary care residency track in internal medicine at the MGH (a program he helped design and initiate as a medical student). After completing his residency, he began a life-long career at the MGH and Harvard Medical School as a clinician-educator, reformer, and advocate for primary care and general internal medicine. In 1981 he and his colleagues published the first textbook of primary care internal medicine (Primary Care Medicine), which is now in its 7th edition and considered the standard text of the field. He has served in statewide and national leadership positions in medical education and in professional societies, including joint chair of the SGIM/CDIM Core Medicine Clerkship Curriculum Reform Project, chair of strategic planning for ACGME’s Residency Review Committee in Internal Medicine, president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and Massachusetts governor for the American College of Physicians. At Harvard he chaired the Core Medicine Clerkship Committee and co-directed the core medicine clerkship at the MGH. His work as a teacher, medical educator, and textbook author was recognized by the Society for General Internal Medicine with its Career Achievement Award in Medical Education and by Harvard Medical School and the Gold Foundation with the Medical Humanism Award. In 2006, he was designated a Master by the American College of Physicians. His practice reform work has included founding the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative and the Massachusetts Coalition for Primary Care Reform and serving as Chair of Payment Reform for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative in Washington. He has testified before the U.S. Senate on primary care workforce and payment reform and serves as a regular peer reviewer for leading medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. He continues in clinical practice, now over 35 years as a primary care general internist for his patients at the MGH and as a preceptor and mentor to Harvard students and MGH residents. His hobbies include model railroading and dinghy sailing, having built a small wooden sailboat which he takes out on Nantucket Sound during the summer.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    MGH Chief of the Hospital Medicine Unit
    Dan Hunt, MD completed his MD degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt with his third year at Baylor College of Medicine. He then spent eleven years in private practice of general internal medicine in Houston, becoming a partner with the widely-recognized Medical Clinic of Houston. He was subsequently recruited as a clinician educator by Baylor College of Medicine where he focused much of his clinical effort on the inpatient wards and participated in a variety of medical education activities, including direction of the Patient, Physician and Society-3 course and a major CME course for the Department of Medicine. During his time at Baylor, Dr. Hunt received over 35 major teaching awards. Dr. Hunt was recruited in 2005 by the Massachusetts General Hospital to develop the Inpatient Clinician Educator Service for the Department of Medicine. This Service has grown to thirteen dedicated and frequently-honored clinical teachers/scholars who contribute substantially to the residency program and to the education of medical students from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hunt is now an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Inpatient Clinician Educator Service, and former Chief of the Hospital Medicine Unit at MGH. He is also a Deputy Editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Hunt has been the primary discussant for five “Clinicopathologic Case Conferences (CPCs)” published by the New England Journal of Medicine and has served as the unknown case discussant at national conferences. Dr. Hunt received the Alfred Kranes Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at the MGH in 2006 and 2011, the Best Clinical Instructor Award from Harvard Medical School in 2008, and the Society of Hospital Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011. Dr. Hunt’s current academic interests are venous thromboembolic disease, perioperative management, bedside application of evidence-based medicine, faculty development of clinician educators, and mentoring of junior faculty.
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