Katrina A. Armstrong, MD is the Chair of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Katrina A. Armstrong, MD is the Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chair of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an internationally recognized investigator in medical decision making, quality of care, and cancer prevention and outcomes, an award winning teacher, and a practicing primary care physician. She has served on multiple advisory panels for academic and federal organizations and has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Institute of Medicine. Prior to coming to Mass General, she was the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Associate Director of the Abramson Cancer Center and Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Armstrong's work focuses atinterface of genomics, cancer and social policy. Her research interests includebreast cancer risk and cancer prevention through personalized approaches, aswell as innovation in care delivery and comprehensive primary care. She hasilluminated factors influencing the translation of advances in genomics intoimprovements in cancer control and identified novel mechanisms underlyingcancer disparities. Using individualized survival curves drawn from a Markovmodel, she has developed a novel personalized breast cancer screening andcommunications strategy to improve decision outcomes for high risk women. Dr.Armstrong has extended her research to examine the effect of communicationapproaches on cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship behaviors morebroadly.
Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, physician-in-chief of the MGH Department of Medicine, reflects on her first year at the hospital and shares her plans for the future of the MGH Department of Medicine.
On May 8, at the sixth Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, Faculty Development Lectureship, Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, presented “Ambulances, Epidemiology and the End of the Week.”