Meet the faculty and staff of the Center for Faculty Development at Massachusetts General Hospital.


Joshua Goldstein, MD, PhD

Joshua Goldstein

Director, Center for Faculty Development (CFD)
Tel: (617) 724.0818 |

Dr. Goldstein is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for Faculty Development, MGH Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine Research, and he also serves as Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs in the MGH Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Goldstein brings a wealth of mentoring and faculty development expertise to his new position. He established a novel mentorship program in the Emergency Department in which he works with each junior faculty member to build an individualized mentorship committee. He coordinated across Mass General Brigham Emergency Medicine to help establish bimonthly Center for Faculty Development sessions that cover areas including wellness, burnout, clinical updates, and academic and personal development. Dr. Goldstein currently manages a clinical research program integrating neurology, hematology, neurocritical care, and emergency medicine. His program has been funded by NIH, foundations, and industry. He has consulted with multiple pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on both early and late-stage programs to help bring new innovations to patients and worked with and supported physician-scientists building careers in innovation, technology, and drug development. At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Goldstein has served on the HMS Promotions and Reappointments committee, on the Subcommittee of Professors, and currently serves as Chair of the HMS Faculty Council.

Mary L. Bouxsein, PhD

Mary Bouxsein

Director, Office for Research Careers (ORC)
Tel: (617) 643.1606 |

Dr. Bouxsein is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Director of the High-Resolution Peripheral Computed Tomography Core Facility at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Director of the Graduate Student Division within the Center for Faculty Development's Office for Research Careers at MGH. She is also a faculty member in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program where she directs a course in Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology. Dr. Bouxsein has an extensive track record of mentorship of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. She received the A. Clifford Barger Award for Excellence in Mentorship from Harvard Medical School and the Thomas A. McMahon Award for Outstanding Mentorship from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program.

Jodi M. Gilman, PhD

Jodi Gilman

Director, Graduate Student (GSD) and Postdoctoral Division (PDD)
Tel: (617) 643.1606 |

Dr. Gilman is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Neuroscience at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Addiction Medicine. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from Brown University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at MGH in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Gilman’s research uses multi-modal neuroimaging, as well as behavioral and cognitive testing, to understand the effects of addiction on the brain. Specifically, she studies the effects of cannabis use on addiction and other health outcomes. Former recipient of a NIDA K01 Career Development Award, she currently holds a NIDA K02 Mid-Career Development Award in addition to several R01 grants to support her research. Among the many awards Dr. Gilman has received is the Fellows Award for Research Excellence from the National Institutes of Health.

Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD

Steven Greenberg

Director, Office for Senior Faculty Affairs (OSFA)
Tel: (617) 724.0818 |

Dr. Greenberg is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Vice Chair of Neurology for Faculty Development and Promotions, John J. Conway Endowed Chair in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Director of the Office for Senior Faculty Affairs within the Center for Faculty Development at MGH.The MGH Neurology Program in Faculty Development and Promotions was founded under Dr. Greenberg’s leadership in 2012 and has grown into an MGH- and HMS-wide leader in promoting a culture of effective mentoring, career growth, diversity, equity and inclusion. Through the program’s efforts, Neurology has made pioneering use of multiple systems for development of its faculty including an online system for organizing and enhancing annual career conferences, systematic review of each faculty member’s readiness for promotion via mentor-to-mentor meetings, a transparent and constructive promotion review process, online tools for tracking the promotion process, and a dedicated promotion system for outstanding clinician-educators. The program was recognized for its impact on mentoring with the 2021 HMS Program Award for a Culture of Excellence in Mentoring (PACEM).

Darshan H. Mehta, MD, MPH

Darshan Mehta

Director, Office for Well-Being (OWB)
Tel: (617) 724.0818 |

Dr. Mehta is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Medical Director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Director for the Office for Well-Being within the Center for Faculty Development at MGH, internal medicine consultant to the Home Base Program at MGH, and Education Director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and HMS. His educational and research interests include curricular development in complementary and integrative medical therapies, mind/body educational interventions in health professions training, and promotion of professionalism in medical trainees. Dr. Mehta sees patients in a consultative role for use of complementary and integrative medical therapies, as well as mind/body interventions for stress management and stress reduction.  He is the MGH site director for the Practice of Medicine curriculum required of all 1st-year HMS students and leads their well-being curriculum. Dr. Mehta is also active in the Massachusetts Medical Society and is a member of the American College of Physicians. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine and has completed professional training in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Shannon E. Scott-Vernaglia, MD

Shannon Scott-Vernaglia

Director, Office for Clinical Careers (OCC)
Tel: (617) 724.0818 |

Dr. Scott-Vernaglia is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Associate Chief for Clinical Faculty Development in the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Director of the Office for Clinical Careers within the Center for Faculty Development at MGH and a primary care pediatrician in the Mass General for Children Pediatric Group Practice. Additionally, she is a trained coach through the WellCoaches School of Coaching. She is a medical educator who teaches residents, medical and nurse practitioner students and serves on the HMS Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) writing committee. She is a senior pediatrics editor for New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)’s Knowledge+ and Resident360 educational projects. Her areas of interest include mentorship, simulation, humanizing medical errors, using family voices in teaching, and integrating mental health treatment into primary care. She is passionate about physician mental health and decreasing stigma associated with mental illness among clinicians and staff.

Louisa G. Sylvia, PhD

Louisa Sylvia

Director, Office for Women's Careers (OWC)
Tel: (617) 724.0818 |

Dr. Sylvia is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a staff psychologist, Director for the Office for Women's Careers within the Center for the Faculty Development at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Associate Director at Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation at MGH, and the Director of Health and Wellness at the Red Sox Foundation. Her major research interests are developing resilience and wellness programs for veterans and individuals with mood disorders. Dr. Sylvia has authored the Complete Wellness Workbook for Bipolar Disorder, co-authored a workbook for Bipolar II Disorder and presented her work at numerous local, national and international conferences. She assisted in creating MoodNetwork, a patient-powered research network, funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Initiative. MoodNetwork brings together thousands of individuals with mood disorders to improve their overall wellness.

CFD Administration

Maire Leyne, MS, MBA

Maire Leyne

VP Research Strategy and Faculty Development
Center for Faculty Development (CFD)

Ms. Leyne has been at MGH since 1997, where she started in the lab after completing her Masters of Science at McGill University. After many years in the lab, Maire pursued an MBA and moved into research administration, working as the Director of the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) since 2012. In 2020, her role was expanded to include oversight of the Center for Faculty Development at MGH, and she now holds the title of Vice President for Research Strategy and Faculty Development at MGH.

Anne S. Levy, PhD

Anne Levy

Senior Program Manager
Center for Faculty Development (CFD)

Dr. Levy was hired in October 2020 to serve in a newly created role at the CFD, working with all Directors to initiate, grow, and maintain programs, with a particular emphasis on building a strong mentoring culture at MGH and supporting faculty through the HMS promotion process. She served as Manager of Faculty Affairs for Harvard Ophthalmology from 2016-2020. Before joining the HMS community, she was a high school literature teacher and college counselor, in France and in Boston. She holds an MA in French from Middlebury College and a PhD in American Studies from Yale University.

Lauren E. Olson, MPH

Lauren Olson

Program Manager
Center for Faculty Development (CFD)

Ms. Olson is a Program Manager for the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) with a focus on the Office for Clinical Careers, Office for Well-Being, and Office for Women's Careers. She earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) from Boston University. She brings experience with program coordination, strong skills in qualitative research, website development and maintenance, as well as event planning.

Karan A. Patel, MHA

Karan Patel

Program Manager
Center for Faculty Development (CFD)

Mr. Patel is a Program Manager for the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) with a focus on the Office for Research Careers, Graduate Student Division, and Postdoctoral Division. He earned his Master of Health Administration (MHA) from Columbia University, NY. He first joined MGH as an administrative intern in MGH’s Research Institute. His role has since increased to his current position in the Center for Faculty Development.

Brenda I. Vega

Brenda Vega

Office Manager
Center for Faculty Development (CFD)

Ms. Vega is the Office Manager for the Center for Faculty Development (CFD). She has worked at the Mass General Hospital since January 2000 where she began as a patient care coordinator. She then worked in a research laboratory office before starting at the Office for Women's Careers (OWC) in 2002. Her role in the office has expanded since she began at the OWC, as it has also grown and expanded through the years to include the CFD, OCC, ORC, OSFA, OWB and its divisions. Ms. Vega brings a lot of experience and accomplishments to the CFD, including graphic design, project management, organizational skills, leadership skills and strong interpersonal skills. She earned an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design and Multimedia from Westwood College Online and a Bachelors of Science in Management Studies at Cambridge College. She is fluent in both English and Spanish which adds to her repertoire.