Jodi Abbott Named to AMA Post

Jodi Abbott, MD, MSc, HCM, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology (OB/GYN), has been selected as the Medical Director of the Education Center Curriculum and Outreach for the American Medical Association (AMA), effective Jan. 9, 2019.

Dr. Abbott will join the senior team of the AMA’s new Education Center to provide physician leadership for the development and oversight of a comprehensive curriculum that serves the lifelong learning needs of physicians and the broader healthcare team. She will be responsible for national strategy and development, external collaborations, as well as research and evaluation for this new initiative.

Dr. Abbott, who also serves as BUSM’s Assistant Dean for Medical Education, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, directs the core clerkship and is OB/GYN’s Vice Chair for Education. A maternal fetal medicine specialist, she has developed numerous innovations in medical student quality improvement clinical initiatives leading to national student recognition. She is the recipient of the 2017 BUSM Clinical Educator of the Year Award and the 2016 Association for Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Teaching Award.

Dr. Abbott will continue as a clinician in the OB/GYN Antenatal Testing Unit at Boston Medical Center, as well as teaching patient safety and quality improvement, and directing the OB/GYN prenatal aspirin project.

She received her MD from Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, and completed her residency at Tufts University Affiliated Hospitals, Boston, and fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.

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