December 2021 Faculty Appointments, Promotions Announced

Congratulations to the following faculty on their recent appointment or promotion.


Headshot of Dr. FischerMichael Fischer, MD, BUSM, Medicine/GIM, is a leader in the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practice in medicine and health services research. Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine, Fischer previously served as an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Harvard Medical School/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and was a primary care clinician, educator and investigator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research has focused on medication adherence; dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices; prescription drug reimbursement policy; and the impact of electronic prescribing. Building on this research program and experience as an active clinician-educator, in 2010 he created the National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (NaRCAD), which he directs. NaRCAD supports healthcare organizations and professionals in developing, implementing, improving and evaluating programs of academic detailing –evidence-based educational outreach to engage clinicians in data-driven practice changes to improve patient outcomes. Through NaRCAD, Fischer has collaborated with state and local governments throughout the U.S. to design and implement quality improvement interventions, including the development of a training program that has been delivered to almost 900 health professionals.

Clinical Associate Professor

Headshot of Dr. Berz.Jonathan Berz, MD, BUSM, Medicine/GIM, is a clinician-educator with special interests in diet and health and nutritional epidemiology. He has built his career on practicing general internal medicine with a spotlight on prevention. Berz was director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program from 2014-20 where he focused on curriculum development, trainee mentoring and creation of a novel HRSA grant-funded combined training program in preventive medicine and internal medicine. Since 2009 Berz has been a preceptor in the internal medicine resident continuity clinic at Boston Medical Center; an inpatient ward attending on the internal medicine residency teaching service; lecturer for the pre-clinical and the fourth-year ambulatory medicine curriculums on nutrition topics; and lecturer for the Preventive Medicine Residency on prevention, public health and clinical teaching topics. He also serves as a member of the Academy of Medical Educators.

Headshot of Dr. CrichlowRenee Crichlow, MD, BUSM, Family Medicine, focuses on health policy and advocacy for community health. She serves as vice-chair for health equity and chief medical officer at the Codman Square Community Health Center. Crichlow comes to BUSM from the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine where she was the inaugural Mac Baird Endowed Chair in Family Medicine Advocacy and Policy. Crichlow received her BA in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her MD from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in family medicine. She has fellowships in health policy through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and in medical education from UCSF. Crichlow is the current president-elect of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and a commissioner on federal and state policy for the American Academy of Family Medicine.

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