Joel Katz named as Senior Vice President for Education at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Joel T. Katz, MD, MACP, has been named Senior Vice President for Education at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This new position will focus on the comprehensive training of medical students, residents, and clinical fellows at Dana-Farber. He will also be a member of the Executive Leadership Team and will begin on July 1, 2024.

Katz most recently served as Vice Chair for Education at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he was Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and held the Cynthia and John F. Fish Distinguished Chair in Medical Education. He is a graduate of Earlham College and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

He began his career in education at Brigham and Women's Hospital as Chief Resident. He then served as a residency Program Director at Allegheny General Hospital, before returning to Brigham and Women's as Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency. He led the training of thousands of residents, transformed the teaching curriculum, founded several residency tracks and pathways, and developed strong faculty leadership. 
"A core part of our mission includes training new generations of clinicians and scientists and guiding them along a path to be leaders in their field. Our renowned fellowship and training programs are among the most distinguished in the world. I am confident and optimistic that with Joel leading this new position, we can continue to attract passionate individuals to come to Dana-Farber and help us advance the science and the care of cancer for the benefit of patients everywhere," said Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, president and CEO, Dana-Farber. 

Katz has long been a devoted educator and advocate for trainees and is committed to helping early career physicians grow and find success. In his new role as Senior Vice President for Education, Katz will work with existing fellowship directors and serve as a liaison with Harvard Medical School on educational issues. To enable Dana-Farber to have its own accredited training and continuing medical education programs, he will lead the development of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) offices. Katz will also work closely with Ian Matthew-Clayton, Dana-Farber's Chief Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Officer, to ensure inclusion, diversity, and equity of trainees.

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Joel T. Katz, MD, MACP