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Elizabeth A. Mort, MD

Senior Vice President Quality & Safety, Chief Quality Officer, MGH/MGPO

  • Phone: 617-724-6700
Primary Care
Department of Medicine
Clinical Interests
General internal medicine
Primary Care Medicine
Women's health care
Chronic disease management
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Gateway
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Patient Age Group
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BiographyDr. Mort is a primary care physician with interests in women's health, prevention and disease management. She currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer at Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.  She is nationally recognized for her work in quality measurement and improvement.  Dr. Mort completed her residency in primary care at MGH in 1986, a fellowship in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School in 1991, and a Masters in Public Health at the University of Michigan in 1982.  Dr.  Mort is an Assistant Professor in both the Department of Medicine and Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.

ResearchDr. Mort's research has focused on clinical decision making and quality improvement strategies.

PublicationsMort E, Demehin A, Marple K, McCullough K, Meyer G. Setting Quality and Safety priorities in a target risk environment.  Academic Medicine, 2013 August, 88(8) 1099-1104.

McCabe, JM, Kennedy, KF, Eisenhauer, AC, Waldman, HW, Mort, EA, Pomeraztsev, E, Resnic, FS, Yeh, RW.  Reporting trends and outcomes in ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction national hospital quality assessment programs. Circulation. 2014:129-194-202.

Rigotti N, Bitton A, Kelley JK, Hoeppner BB, Levy DE, Mort E.  Offering population based tobacco treatment in a healthcare setting.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2011 Nov;41(5)498-503.

Donelan K, Rogers RS, Eisenhauer A, Mort E, Agnihotri AK. Consumer comprehension of surgeon performance data for cardiac surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2011: May;91(4):1400-5;discussion 1405-6

Eisenhauer, A, Mort, EA. Guidelines for Therapy of ST Segment Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction. Critical Pathways Cardiology. 2008 Mar; 7(1):11-20.

Mort EA, Clinical decision-making in the face of scientific uncertainty: hormone replacement therapy as an example. The Journal of Family Practice 1996; 42:147-151.

Upholding a promise

MGH Hotline 1.21.11 Jeremy Rodriquez, 19, is just one of the Boston residents helped by the funds donated to this year's MGH United Way campaign.

Seconds count

MGH Hotline 4.1.11 From the time a person first experiences symptoms of a heart attack, such as shortness of breath or chest discomfort, to the time he or she undergoes cardiac catheterization -- a procedure used to diagnose and treat a blocked coronary artery -- every second is of utmost importance.

Measure for measure: Patient-reported outcomes

RECENT HEALTH CARE REFORM efforts have brought a shift to more value-based, patient-centered care. As a result, patient-reported outcomes are an increasingly relevant way to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of health care.

Introducing MGH’s first dedicated physician advisor

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Breaking barriers to hear all voices

The MGH Disparities Committee explores trends in patient satisfaction connected to racial, ethnic and linguistic disparities in health care.

Leading the charge in stroke care

The MGH Acute Stroke Care Team was honored at the MGH Acute Stroke Gala Breakfast.

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