Explore This Fellowship

Named for the former chair and CEO of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO), the David F. Torchiana, MD, Fellowship in Health Policy and Management is a two-year administrative fellowship that fosters the growth and development of early-career physicians interested in health policy and management through direct involvement in MGPO projects and initiatives. Past graduates of the program have gone on to positions with a mix of clinical and administrative work, and/or NIH K-series awards.


Under the guidance of the fellowship director and other fellowship faculty, fellows will gain exposure to some of the following aspects of health care management:

  • Quality and safety
  • Performance measurement and improvement
  • Contracting
  • Hospital operations
  • Population health management
  • Payment systems
  • Other areas


Applicants should have career aspirations in health care management or policy and prior experience in leadership. Applicants must have completed residency or current fellowship by the time they apply for the fellowship and must be board-certified or board-eligible in their chosen specialty. Gap year physicians do not qualify.


Fellows will:

  • Gain an understanding of the complexities of health policy and management through frequent exposure to and mentorship from senior hospital leaders.
  • Participate in mangement curiculum and didactics, and projects, committees, and task forces to help develop competency in several areas of health policy and management.
  • Develop the requisite skills, knowledge, and perspective to succeed in a mid-level healthcare management or policy position. Fellows interested in academic careers have also obtained NIH funding after finishing the fellowship.
  • Have the option to obtain an MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health

How to Apply

The next fellowship term begins summer 2024; applications received by September 15, 2023 will receive priority. Submit application materials to Sarah Phair at sbphair@partners.org:

  • CV
  • One-page statement of interest
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant's current department chair or program director

Meet Our Fellows

Current Fellows

Anna O'Kelly, MD, 2023-2025

Anna O'Kelly, MD

Anna O’Kelly, MD is a physician with clinical interests in women’s heart health and cardio-obstetrics, and interventional cardiology. She is interested in learning how to better deliver efficient, cost-effective, and accessible healthcare, especially by strengthening the bridge between inpatient and outpatient care. She completed her residency in internal medicine at MGH where she helped lead the Resident Quality & Safety Committee and served as a chief resident at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She earned a bachelor of science degree (Hons) at McGill University and was a fellow at the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy. She also holds a master’s degree from Oxford University where her research examined the role of health policy in shaping access to healthcare for marginalized women.

Adam Berman, MD, 2022-2024

Adam Berman, MD

Adam Berman, MD, is currently completing his fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Yeshiva University in 2011, graduating as valedictorian. After spending a year designing and leading global service programs for Yeshiva University, Adam received his MD in 2016 from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he was a member in the specialized Management and Leadership Pathway. Prior to starting his clinical cardiology fellowship, he was an NIH-funded T32 research fellow in preventative cardiology research. His interests include developing and researching innovative methods of care delivery to improve cardiovascular health outcomes.

Laura Dean, MD, 2022-2024

Laura Dean, MD

Laura Dean, MD is finishing her Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) with training at Mass General, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Before starting her medical training, Laura worked as a speechwriter for President Barack Obama, which included efforts on communication strategy around healthcare reform and implementation. Her specific areas of interest are hospital regionalization and integration and aligning reimbursement with value.

Previous Fellows
  • Clay Ackerly, MD
  • Jordan Bohnen, MD
  • Stephen Dorner, MD
  • Zach Feldman, MD
  • Zhi Ven Fong, MD
  • Daniel Frendl, MD, PhD
  • Ishani Ganguli, MD
  • McKinley Glover, MD
  • Craig Jarrett, MD
  • Andrew Loehrer, MD
  • Lydia Maurer, MD
  • Imani McElroy, MD
  • Kathleen McKee, MD
  • Creagh Milford, DO
  • Danny Mou, MD
  • Marcus Ortega, MD
  • Neelam Phadke, MD
  • Jack Rowe, MD
  • Kyan Safavi, MD
  • Naveen Sangji, MD
  • Naomi Sell, MD
  • Sachin Shah, MD
  • Sahael Stapleton, MD
  • Ryan Thompson, MD
  • Luis Ticona, MD
  • Jason Wasfy, MD