James Hudspeth, MD FACP Selected to Serve as the Next Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs

We are pleased to announce James Hudspeth, MD FACP as the next Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Hudspeth will begin in this role in November 2023. Dr. Hudspeth joined the medical staff at Boston Medical Center in 2011 as a hospitalist and was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at BUSM in 2013. He has established himself as a highly successful clinician-educator with particular expertise in global health and equity.

In his roles as Medical Director of the General Medicine Inpatient Teams and subsequently Associate Director of the Hospital Medicine Unit, Dr. Hudspeth has led a range of initiatives to improve patient care and the educational experience in the inpatient context. Notable efforts include work around regionalizing inpatient care teams to improve patient care, the development of graded autonomy teams for late-year interns in internal medicine, supporting the rollout of an ED boarder program at BMC, and multiple efforts to change the inpatient team structure to better support education including serving as an Associate Program Director of our training program. Critically he led many of our efforts in the organization of our ward teams during the acute phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, Dr. Hudspeth was selected to lead the Ravin Davidoff Executive Fellowship in Health Equity at BMC.

Dr. Hudspeth is a model faculty member and clinician.  He was an inaugural recipient of the ‘Excellence in Care Award’ from the Boston University Medical Group in 2017, and subsequently the inaugural recipient of the ‘Provider of the Year Award for Hospital Wards’ from the BMC Department of Nursing. He received a ‘Gold Society Humanism in Care Award’ in 2021 from BUSM and was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in 2023.

As Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs Dr. Hudspeth will lead our efforts to grow and enhance the capabilities of all Departmental clinical programs ensuring the best use of space and resources to meet the growing needs of patients at Boston Medical Center and in the communities we serve.