Anne Fabiny, MD
Saal Fellow in Medical Education
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Establishment of a teaching laboratory for an HMS physical diagnosis course
Dr. Anne Fabiny received her AB degree in German literature cum laude from Bryn Mawr College, and then went on to become a professional gourmet baker and small-business owner for several years. She received her MD degree in 1992 from the University of Wisconsin, where she also completed a residency in family medicine. From 1995-97, she was a Fellow in Geriatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Fabiny joined the BIDMC faculty as a clinician-educator in 1997 and has been strongly committed to geriatric education ever since. In 1999 she received a five-year Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) from the Bureau of Health Professions to develop expertise as an educator. She served as Director of the Harvard Geriatric Fellowship Program and Director of Education for the BIDMC Gerontology Division from 2000-2005.
Dr. Anne Fabiny is Chief of Geriatrics at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and medical director of the CHA Elder Service Plan.. She is associate director of the 4th Year Comprehensive OSCE at HMS, a Scholar in The Academy at HMS and director of the Teachers' Section of the American Geriatrics Society. She was the 2011 recipient of the HMS Charles McCabe, MD Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Fabiny's project as a Rabkin Fellow was the development of a long-term care institution into a teaching site for second-year medical students, as well as her own teaching skills. As she began the fellowship, she simultaneously began teaching a group of six, second-year Harvard medical students in the Patient-Doctor II (PD II) physical diagnosis course. The convergence of the fellowship and her PD II responsibilities allowed her to conduct her own teaching laboratory at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HCR). The HRC is now an important teaching venue for the PD II course.