Anjala Vaishampayan Tess, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
A resident curriculum in quality improvement
Dr. Anjala V. Tess is a hospitalist in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an assistant professor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. She attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where she received a Sc. B. in chemistry. She attended medical school at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently completed her internship and residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During her second year as a hospitalist she completed a Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education. Dr. Tess currently teaches on the medical wards and attends on the medical consultation service. She is Director of Education for the hospitalist program and runs both a faculty development series and the Hospitalist Elective for medical residents. She developed a faculty development seminar on the problematic learner as well a workshop on curriculum development. At Harvard Medical School she has been a mini-case leader in the Gastroenterology Pathophysiology Course and has served as a tutor in the Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Course. As a Rabkin Fellow, Dr. Tess created a model to teach quality improvement to residents in the Department of Medicine housestaff program. She has developed a curriculum in patient safety that has trained over 250 residents and is now an Associate Program Director for Patient Safety and Curriculum for the internal medicine residency. In 2005 she served as a Morgan Zinsser Fellow in Medical Education at the Academy at Harvard Medical School. In 2008, she received the Society of Hospital Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award.