Dr. Axelrod is a practicing endocrinologist and internist and a medical educator. He is actively engaged in the teaching of medical students, residents, endocrine fellows and practicing physicians in his capacity as Chief of the James Howard Means Firm in the Department of Medicine at MGH. He is the coordinator for the Department of Medicine for the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital, which are published regularly in the New England Journal of Medicine. He is also the Director of Medical Grand Rounds at the MGH.
In the February 6 issue of JAMA, investigators from MGH and Harvard Medical School describe what is known about the impact on medical care and resident training of the European Working Time Directive and its implications for postgraduate medical education in the U.S.
A team of four Massachusetts General Hospital physicians and staff has published a book about MGH history: Voices of the Massachusetts General Hospital 1950–2000: Wit, Wisdom and Untold Tales.