About Kerri McGrath, MD

Kerri Palamara, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She completed her medical degree at New York Medical College and Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital.  She served as the Ambulatory Chief Resident at MGH, became an Associate Program Director in 2010, and now directs the Primary Care Residency Training Program. Her academic work focuses on physician coaching, faculty development, physician well-being, and innovations in ambulatory education. For her work, Dr. Palamara has won teaching awards at MGH, Mass General Brigham, and the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Palamara created, directs and participates in the Professional Development Coaching Program for Internal Medicine residents at MGH. This program was designed in conjunction with the Institute of Coaching at HMS to improve resident awareness of their growth, reduce burnout, and improve well-being. The coaching program was recognized by HMS for the Culture of Excellence in Mentoring Award and was featured by the AAMC as a model program to reduce resident burnout. The MGH coaching program has expanded nationally to 25 residency programs and Dr. Palamara is actively involved in onboarding, evaluating and sustaining these programs.  Dr. Palamara has developed and run faculty development workshops nationally on this topic and contributes to the dialogue on physician well-being nationally as a member of several task forces.

Departments, Centers, & Programs:



Bigelow Teaching Service-Inpatient Only Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-6610

Bulfinch Medical Group
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-724-6610
Fax: 617-724-6282

Medical Education

  • MD, New York Medical College
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Accepted Insurance Plans

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      1. Palamara McGrath K, Aagaard E, Lo M, Knight C. Effective Teaching Models in the Ambulatory Setting.  Academic Internal Medicine Insight. Vol 11 No 2, June 2013.  
      2. Palamara K, Cosco D.  Resident Remediation and Coaching:  A Guide to Making it Happen at Your Institution.  Academic Internal Medicine Insight. Vol 11 No 3, September 2013
      3. Palamara K, Ray A. Resident-as-Teacher Workshop. MedEdPORTAL; 2014. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9673 (peer-reviewed curriculum).
      4. Palamara K, Kauffman C, Bazari H, Stone V, Donelan K.  Promoting success: A professional development coaching program for interns in medicine.  Journal of Graduate Medical Education.  2015; 7(4);630-7.
      5. Palamara K.  The role of EGD surveillance for patients with Barretts esophagus.  Medical Clinics of North America Quality Patient Care: Making Evidence-Based, High Value Choices.  2016.
      6. Ray A, Jones D, Palamara K, Overland M, Steinberg K.  Improving Ambulatory Training in Internal Medicine: X + Y (or Why Not?). Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2016; 31:1519.
      7. Palamara K, Aagaard E, Croker-Bode C.  Establishing a Mentorship Program for Your Residency.  The Toolkit Series: A Textbook for Medical Education Programs. Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine; 2017.