Michael J. Barry, MD

Dr. Michael Barry practices primary care medicine in Internal Medicine Associates and serves as Medical Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Michael became the President of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making in 2009. The Foundation’s mission is to inform and amplify the patient’s voice in health care decisions (see www.fimdm.org). He is a past President of the Society for Medical Decision-Making (SMDM) and the Society of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Barry has led many prominent research studies including the Patient Outcome Research Team for Prostatic Diseases. His research interests have included defining the outcomes of different strategies for the evaluation and treatment of prostate disease, decision analysis, health status measurement, clinical quality improvement, and the use of decision aids to facilitate patients’ participation in decision-making.


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