Jacob Mirsky, MD, MA, DipABLM is a primary care physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Revere HealthCare Center. Dr. Mirsky attended medical school at the University of California San Francisco and completed residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as part of the Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates primary care track. He is double board-certified in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Mirsky views healthy lifestyle changes, through patient education and empowerment, as the cornerstone of health. In addition to his primary care practice, he leads Lifestyle Medicine group medical visits (also called shared medical appointments) in primary care for symptom management and disease prevention. Dr. Mirsky co-founded and is the Medical Director of the MGH Division of General Internal Medicine Healthy Lifestyle Program (HLP); the HLP has a vision of establishing healthy lifestyle change as the standard of care for preventing and treating chronic disease. He has received several awards to spread lifestyle-focused group medical visits at MGH, including the MGH Department of Medicine Phoenix Project Award and the MGH Springboard Studio iSolve Grand Prize. He also serves as the Assistant Course Director of Harvard Medical School’s Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine, and he is the MGH Representative on the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Health Systems Council.
Dr. Mirsky also founded the MGH Revere Food Pantry in 2019; he is now its Medical Director. The MGH Revere Food Pantry treats both food insecurity and chronic disease by providing free plant-based foods to patients with food insecurity. To further advocate for food insecurity interventions, he served as a member of the MGH Executive Committee on Community Health and the White House Office of Public Engagement Health Equity Leaders Roundtable Series. He currently serves on the Mass General Brigham Nutrition Security and Equity Workgroup and the Greater Boston Food Bank Health and Research Council.
Dr. Mirsky has published on a wide range of topics, including neurologic disease, patient communication, and primary care redesign. He studied physician burnout while in residency and helped found the Resident Wellness Committee in the Brigham and Women's Hospital Internal Medicine residency program, where he was also a member of the Management and Leadership Track. He received multiple awards for his research at Brigham and Women's Hospital, including the Martin P. Solomon Primary Care Scholarship Award and the Department of Medicine Education Innovations Grant. He is now part of teams researching the HLP and the MGH Revere Food Pantry.
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