Meet the Directors

Harvard Medical School Course Directors

Gerald Smetana, MD, FACP
Gerald W. Smetana, MD, MACP

Professor of Medicine

Dr. Smetana is a general internist in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco and completed his medical internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Smetana is a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) and a series editor for the Annals of Internal Medicine. He has published widely in the peer reviewed medical literature, and is a co-editor of a textbook on evidence based history taking.”He is an active teacher clinician with a large primary care practice and plays a central role in the teaching of medical students, medical housestaff, and senior physicians. Colleagues have repeatedly recognized Dr. Smetana as one of the Best Doctors in America in a peer survey.

Howard Libman, MD
Howard Libman, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, Emeritus

Dr. Howard Libman is Attending Physician, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School (BIDMC), and Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, at Harvard Medical School.  He directs the HIV Program in Healthcare Associates, the hospital-based primary care practice.  His previous positions included Chief of the Education Section of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care; and Ambulatory Training/Primary Care Program Director at BIDMC.

Dr. Libman’s career has focused on training medical residents and students in primary care internal medicine, caring for patients with HIV infection, and educating health care practitioners in this field.  He provides regional and international training through his work with the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and the Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam, respectively.  He is co-editor of the textbook, HIV, three editions of which have been published by the American College of Physicians.  He is also a core faculty member of the International Antiviral Society-USA.

Keynote Lecturers

Charles J. Hatem, MD
Harold Amos Distinguished Academy Professor
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chair, Department of Medical Education
Mount Auburn Hospital

 Quyen Ngo-Metzger, MD, MPH
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Scientific Director, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Russell S. Phillips, MD
William Applebaum Professor of Medicine
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Director, Center for Primary Care
Harvard Medical School

Guest Faculty

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education
Boston University School of Medicine
Director, Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit
Director, Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) Program
Boston Medical Center

Gabriel W. Bell, Esq.
Adler Cohen Harvey Wakeman Guekguezian, LLP

Frank J. Domino, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Attending Physician
UMass Memorial Medical Center

David M. Eisenberg, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Director of Culinary Nutrition
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Andrew J. Hale, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Vermont Hepatitis C Taskforce
Vermont Incarcerated Patients HIV/HCV Care Taskforce

Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP
Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences
Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Senior Editor
Journal of Addiction Medicine

Harvard Medical School Faculty

Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine

Kelly D. Ford, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Marc B. Garnick, MD
Gorman Brothers Clinical Professor of Medicine

Michael W. Kahn, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Mary T. LaSalvia, MD, MPH
Instructor in Medicine

Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD
Professor of Medicine

Murray A. Mittleman, MD, DrPH
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Epidemiology

Edward M. Phillips, MD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Nancy A. Rigotti, MD
Professor of Medicine

Martin A. Samuels, MD, DSc(hon)
Miriam Sydney Joseph Professor of Neurology

Helen M. Shields, MD, FACP, AGAF
Professor of Medicine

Jane S. Sillman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

William Taylor, MD
Associate Professor of Population Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine

Nadine M. Tung, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine