About Holly Khachadoorian-Elia, MD, MBA

Dr. Khachadoorian-Elia was born and raised in the Boston area. She proudly attended the College of the Holy Cross where she was a Psychology/Pre-Med major. Prior to attending medical school, she worked as an auditor for two years at Coopers & Lybrand in Boston. She then received her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2002, where she was named a member of AOA.  Dr. Khachadoorian-Elia also earned an MBA in Health Mgmt through a combined program with Tufts University School of Medicine, Northeastern University College of Business Administration and Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She then completed her residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2006. She has been practicing general Ob/Gyn at MGH since July 2006.  As of 2016, she has utilized her MBA training as the Vice Chair for Administration for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Dr. Khachadoorian-Elia has a long-standing interest in medical student and resident education. She is an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School.  She currently serves as Associate Director & Advisor for Peabody Society at HMS after over ten years of experience in Ob/Gyn Clerkship leadership at MGH.  She has served on a number of Harvard Medical School committees including the OB/GYN Clerkship Committee, Admissions Committee and the LCME Oversight/Steering Committee.  She completed the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program in 2013 which further developed her teaching and leadership skills and is also a 2018 graduate of the MGPO Physician Leadership Development Program. 

When she is not caring for her patients at MGH, she enjoys spending all her free time with her husband Chris, son Jack and daughter Vanessa.   

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Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital

Mass General Obstetrics and Gynecology
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 4F
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-2229

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Medical Education

  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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  1. Atkins K, Johnson N, Khachadoorian-Elia H, Mackenzie M, Wosu U, York-Best C, Ricciotti H. A Standardized Oral Examination for Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkships. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2016. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/10393   http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10393
  2. Chen XP, Atkins KM, Khachadoorian-Elia HR, Johnson NR. Relationship Among Trainee-as-Teacher (TaT) Barriers, Clinical Settings, and Trainees’ Experience Levels in OB/GYN: a Mixed Method Study. Medical Science Educator; 2016; DOI: 10.1007/s40670-016-0256-5.
  3. Khachadoorian-Elia HR. Resident Education in Menopause: Why it is Important and How We Can Best Achieve It.  Menopause – The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, Volume 23, Issue 3, 2016.
  4. Johnson N, Khachadoorian-Elia H, Royce C, York-Best C, Atkins K, Chen XP, Pelletier A. Faculty Perspectives on the Use of Standardized Versus Non-Standardized Oral Examinations to Assess Medical Students. Int J Med Educ. 2018; 9:255-261;  DOI: 10.5116/ijme.5b96.17ca.

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