About the Episode

Dr. Katrina Armstrong is Mass General’s physician-in-chief. In this role, she leads over 700 doctors, researchers and trainees in the Department of Medicine, one of the hospital’s largest divisions. Her first day on the job was April 13, 2013, the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. Hear what she learned that day and how that has helped her lead and teach at Mass General.

About the Guest

Katrina Armstrong, Leading with Empathy

Katrina A. Armstrong, MD  is the Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has served as the chair of the Department of Medicine and physician-in-chief of Mass General since April 2013.

She is an internationally recognized investigator in medical decision-making, quality of care and cancer prevention and outcomes. She is also 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.

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