Alberto Puig, MD, PhD is a member of the Clinician Educator Service in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He completed his graduate studies in Biochemistry, as well as his medical and post-graduate education in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas before joining the faculty in the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas School of Medicine. While at UT-Houston he served as associate Program Director for the Medicine Residency Program and directed a number of medical courses at UT Medical School.
In 2006 he joined Harvard Medical School and the Inpatient Clinician Educator Service at MGH, where he has devoted most of his time to inpatient clinical education activities and undergraduate medical education. He is heavily involved in education both at the graduate and undergraduate level for which he has received multiple teaching awards throughout his academic career. He is currently the associate Director of the Principal Clinical Experience (PCE) and undergraduate education for HMS at Mass General and the Director of the Longitudinal Case Conference at Mass General for junior HMS students. In addition, he remains deeply involved in curricular design and reform at HMS and participates in teaching a number of undergraduate and graduate courses.
His academic interests include faculty development in clinical education, curricular development and design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based clinical practice in the inpatient teaching service and his current projects include curricular development in consultation medicine and peer observation of clinical teaching, faculty development, graduate clinical education, non-verbal communication in clinical teaching as well as development of novel strategies and tools in clinical education.