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Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine

  • Phone: 617-724-4600
Departments
Primary Care
Department of Medicine
Clinical Interests
Immunization
Community-acquired pneumonia
Acute Bronchitis
Antibiotic prescribing
Antibiotic Resistant Infections
Clinical Decision Support
Quality Improvement
Patient reported measures of health outcomes
Primary Care
Hospital Medicine
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
Ph.D., Rockefeller University
MD, Weill Cornell College of Medicine
Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Primary Care Patients
No

Accepting New Specialty Patients

No

Biography

Dr. Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD, is Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine 

Dr. Metlay received his bachelor's degree from Yale University, his PhD in Immunology from Rockefeller University, and his MD from Cornell University Medical College.  He completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and a fellowship in general internal medicine and epidemiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  He also received a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. 

Dr. Metlay's research spans two major areas, the epidemiology of drug resistance among common bacterial respiratory pathogens, particularly S. pneumoniae and the development and evaluation of interventions to improve the quality of treatment decisions for respiratory tract infections.  This research has led to numerous federal grants from NIAID, CDC, and AHRQ and roles on national advisory committees in the area of infectious diseases epidemiology.

Dr. Metlay is dedicated to education and mentorship.  He has been recognized with a number of honors including the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2008 (Pen's highest teaching honor), the Mid-Career Research and Mentorship Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine in 2010, and the Arthur Asbury Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. 

ResearchDr. Metlays research program is in the fields of clinical epidemiology and health services research, specifically focused on generating and implementing evidence to optimize the management of patients with community-acquired pneumonia. He has led numerous multi-institutional clinical studies, including cluster randomized trials, and has specific expertise in developing methods for primary and secondary data collection, outcome measurement and analysis. His current work is  focused on development, implementation and evaluation of interventions to improve the quality of healthcare and reduce medical errors.

Metlay appointed Peter L. Gross, MD, Chair in Medicine

On Nov. 3, a reception at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation celebrated the establishment of the Peter L. Gross, MD, Chair in Medicine and the appointment of Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, as the inaugural incumbent.

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