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Medical Director’s Message

Alan Weitberg, MD
Senior Medical Director
Academic Institute

Atrius Health has had a long history of developing innovative approaches to healthcare delivery and implementation. As you learn more about the Atrius Health Academic Institute – its vision, mission and strategic goals and structure – you will see how our researchers, educators and administrators are transforming the healthcare landscape in the 21st century.

By partnering with government and industry, we are developing novel approaches to the design and implementation of programs across the healthcare spectrum. These innovative programs are designed to be diffusible, embedded in other healthcare systems, and thus be truly transformative.

We are excited by how we can impact change. As you explore the Academic Institute, we hope you see yourself as a potential colleague and contributor.

Center for Education

Jonathan Harland, MD 
Medical Director
Center for Education

Thank you for visiting the Atrius Health physician careers website. I am pleased you are interested in learning more about teaching opportunities at Atrius Health.

The Goals of the Center for Education include:

Enhancing the health and enrichment of our providers

Creating a stronger medical workforce for the future.

Promoting the generation and dissemination of knowledge through
medical research, conferences, publications, and other initiatives.

Training the Next Generation of Health Care Providers

Our organization has been training the next generation of physicians for over 50 years.  Over 300 of our faculty teach more than 350 students, residents and fellows per year. Atrius Health’s long-term relationships with prestigious medical schools, like Harvard Medical School and the Tufts University of School of Medicine, as well as nursing schools, hospitals and universities allows us to sponsor teaching programs across the health care profession.

Our Residency in Primary Care and Population Medicine, run in conjunction with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, is a cherished part of our organization. Our residency is notable for its distinctive training and the many graduated residents over the years who have assumed leadership roles primary care.  This program provides medical residents with unparalleled exposure and experiences in the realm of health care innovation, management and leadership

Below is a link to learn more about this unique residency program. The website is designed by the residents themselves.

Link to residency

Center for Clinical Research

John Zambrano, MD
Medical Director
Center for Clinical Research

The Center for Clinical Research at Atrius Health assists clinician investigators through a variety of services. We offer support with grant writing, contracts, compliance management, data analysis, and management of clinical trials and research projects from start to finish. With extensive management and coordination experience, our team is ready to assist clinicians to conduct research spanning across a broad range of clinical areas and collaborate with many local and nationally recognized organizations.

The clinicians involved in research also have a clinical practice. My clinical and research focus is on the intersection of chronic disease management and high performance team-based care.

We welcome you to learn more about some of the innovative research activities by reviewing the experiences of our clinician investigators on this page. To learn more about research opportunities and our strategic focus areas, please feel free to contact me at We look forward to working with you!

Center for Healthcare Innovation

Eliza “Pippa” Shulman, MD, MPH
Director of the Center for Health Care Innovation,
Chief Clinical Innovation Engineer

The purpose of creating the Center for Healthcare Innovation was to incorporate truly innovative change into our practice through the identification, testing and implementation of novel care delivery solutions. Change and re-engineering are never easy, but when done well, they ensure that we retain the very best foundational parts of the practice and embrace the new. The Center for Healthcare Innovation strives to be a catalyst for change by pulling together initiatives throughout Atrius Health to foster a culture of innovation as well as opportunities for collaboration, learning, and evaluation.

Our goal is to accelerate the introduction of care delivery models that improve the well-being of our patients, contribute to the vitality of our organization, and meet the needs of the future marketplace. This includes developing ideas into effective and sustainable solutions and establishing partnerships to help us bring our ideas to fruition.

Our work reflects our belief that the future of patient care is in the home; we are passionate about building healthcare that meets our patients where they are. Using our system of innovation to solve problems that patients and providers face every day, we work towards a health system that shatters barriers to wellness, adapts to the needs of its users, and integrates into people’s lives. Our portfolio of projects reflects our commitment to disrupting existing care delivery models with an eye towards bringing care to the patient in a safe and effective manner.

Current Innovation work

  • Telemedicine (various pilots – Adult Urgent Care, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics; OB pre-natal visits)
  • Behavioral Health teletherapy
  • Medically Home Group
  • External partnership on detection of CHF decompensation to improve patient outcomes
  • Patient journey mapping (external partnership – payer)

Past Innovation work:

  • Care in Place (urgent home care visits for high risk patients and frail elderly)
  • Teledermatology
  • E-consults

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