About Steve Atlas, MD, MPH

Dr. Atlas received his MD degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a master's degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and completed a fellowship in general medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Atlas is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine at MGH where he is a practicing primary care physician. He is the Director of the primary care practice-based research and quality network and the Medical Director implementing population health management within primary care practices at MGH. He is a medical editor for Healthwise, a non-profit company with a mission to help people make better health decisions, and with UpToDate, a comprehensive evidence-based electronic clinical information resource for clinicians.

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Mass General Internal Medicine Associates
55 Fruit St.
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-6200

Medical Education

  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Dr. Atlas has received research support from the National Institutes of Health and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He is a health services researcher with content expertise in spine disorders, cancer prevention, chronic disease management and population health. His research addresses how health information technology can foster population-based, patient-centered cancer prevention and chronic disease services. He has also developed shared decision making programs for patients with spine conditions in his role as medical editor for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, now part of Healthwise


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