About Stephanie Eisenstat, MD

Dr Stephanie Eisenstat is a practicing internist, certified coach and physician educator in the Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School (HMS). 

She is currently Director of group facilitation training for the MGH Healthy Lifestyle Program, a fellow at the Institute of Coaching, McLean, Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and a practicing physician in lifestyle medicine through the Lifestyle Medicine Program, Mass General Cancer Center.  Building on over 30 years of experience as a practicing internist, her aim is to help patients along their cancer journey to achieve an optimal level of wellness, support, and improved outcomes. She has a specialty in women’s health medicine, chronic disease management and diabetes care, behavioral change, coaching and system design.   She completed her internal medicine residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. Since 2004, she has worked to expand the group medical visit model and team care more broadly. Currently she is helping colleagues to expand the PAVING the PATH to wellness program, a 12- week lifestyle medicine- based cancer survivorship program founded by Dr Amy Comander, Medical Director, Mass General Cancer Center, Breast Oncology Program, Newton Wellesley Hospital.


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Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2000

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Residency, Tufts Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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  • Berkowitz SA, Eisenstat SA, Barnard LS, Wexler DJ. Multidisciplinary coordinated care for Type 2 diabetes: A qualitative analysis of patient perspectives. Prim Care Diabetes. 2018 Jun;12(3):218-223. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2018.01.005. Epub 2018 Feb 1. PMID: 29397351; PMCID: PMC6314296

    Carlson K and Eisenstat S, eds. Primary Care of Women. St Louis, MO: Mosby, June 1995 (Ed 2, 2002)

    Carlson K, Eisenstat S, Ziporyn T. The Harvard Guide to Women?s Health. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996.

    Carlson K, Eisenstat S, Ziporyn T. The Women?s Concise Guide to a Healthier Heart. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997

    Carlson K, Eisenstat S, Ziporyn T. The Women?s Guide to Emotional Well-being. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997

    Carlson K, Eisenstat S, Ziporyn T. The New Harvard Guide to Women?s Health. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.

    Chung J, Eisenstat S, Pankey E, Chueh H. Re-centering diabetes care through community: the iHealthSpace example. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2007 Nov; 3(4):235-8. PMID: 18220679.

    Eisenstat SA, Bancroft L. Domestic violence. N Engl J Med. 1999 Sep 16;341(12):886-92. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199909163411206. PMID: 10486421.

    Eisenstat S and Nathan D. Every Women?s Guide to Diabetes. What You Need to Know to Lower Your Risk and Beat the Odds. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.

    Eisenstat S, Hutson RH. Harvard Medical School Trauma and Injury Control Syllabus. Alphagraphics, Concord, MA: 2000 (annual editions 2001-2005)

    Eisenstat SA, Ulman K, Siegel AL, Carlson K. Diabetes group visits: integrated medical care and behavioral support to improve diabetes care and outcomes from a primary care perspective. Curr Diab Rep. 2013 Apr;13(2):177-87. doi: 10.1007/s11892-012-0349-5. PMID: 23207990.

    Eisenstat S, Lipps A et al. Putting Group Visits into Practice. A practical overview to preparation, implementation, and maintenance of group visits at Massachusetts General Hospital (a guidebook). Massachusetts General Hospital John Stoeckle Center, Boston, MA: 2012.

    Eisenstat SA, Chang Y, Porneala BC, Geagan E, Wilkins G, Chase B, O'Keefe SM, Delahanty LM, Atlas SJ, Zai AH, Finn D, Weil E, Wexler DJ. Development and Implementation of a Collaborative Team Care Model for Effective Insulin Use in an Academic Medical Center Primary Care Network. Am J Med Qual. 2017 Jul/Aug;32(4):397-405. doi: 10.1177/1062860616651715. Epub 2016 May 27. PMID: 27259871.

    Eisenstat S, Wexler D et al. Insulin Initiation and Titration Handbook. A Guide to Optimal Insulin Use and Management in the Patient Centered Medical Home. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston: 2011 (Ed 2, 2013)

    Eisenstat S, Wexler D et al. Primary Care Diabetes. A Practical Guidebook to Type 2 Diabetes Care in the Patient Centered Medical Home at Massachusetts General Hospital. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston: 2016.

    Eisenstat D, Wexler D et al. Diabetes home project pilot: A team care model for insulin initiation in the patient centered medical home. American Diabetes Association, 73rd Scientific Session, June 2013.

    Eisenstat S, Hu, M, Levi R. Valuing and Optimizing Non-facetime Work in Determining Practice Workload." In MSOM Supply Chain Management SIG 2018, Dallas, TX: July 2018.

    Eisenstat D, Hu M, Levi R. "Measuring Work After Work Using Electronic Health Records." Sloan Working Paper 5517-18. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, 2018.

    Escribe C, Eisenstat SA, O'Donnell WJ, Levi R. Understanding physicians' work via text analytics on EHR inbox messages. Am J Manag Care. 2022 Jan 1;28(1):e24-e30. doi: 10.37765/ajmc.2022.88817. PMID: 35049263.

    Escribe C, Eisenstat SA, Palamara K, O'Donnell WJ, Wasfy JH, Del Carmen MG, Lehrhoff SR, Bravard MA, Levi R. Understanding Physician Work and Well-being Through Social Network Modeling Using Electronic Health Record Data: a Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Jan 28. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07351-x. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35091916.

    Stotz SA, Ricks KA, Eisenstat SA, Wexler DJ, Berkowitz SA. Opportunities for Interventions That Address Socioeconomic Barriers to Type 2 Diabetes Management: Patient Perspectives. Sci Diabetes Self Manag Care. 2021 Apr;47(2):153-163. doi: 10.1177/0145721721996291. Epub 2021 Feb 28. PMID: 34078177; PMCID: PMC8647762.

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