David Roberts, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Project: Reflections from the other side: Doctors as Patients
Dr. David H. Roberts is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and is the Director of Faculty Development for the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). His clinical practice as a pulmonologist is focused on patients with dyspnea and pulmonary hypertension.
As a Rabkin Fellow, Dr. Roberts' educational project was the development of a curriculum entitled "Reflections from the Other Side: Doctor as Patient." This material has been taught in varied educational settings, including HMS Patient-Doctor I and II courses, the Katherine Swan-Ginsburg Memorial Humanism in Medicine lecture series for BIDMC medical housestaff, and the Kenneth Schwartz Center Rounds.
Dr. Roberts is the Associate Director of the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, and Co-Director of the BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators. Dr. Roberts is also the Associate Director of the Academy at HMS. He is the Director of the BIDMC Principal Clinical Experience (PCE), a year-long longitudinal course for all HMS 3rd year students. Dr. Roberts' teaching responsibilities also include lecturing in the HMS 2nd year course in Respiratory Pathophysiology, attending on the inpatient pulmonary consult service, and precepting fellows in their continuity clinic for which he developed a case-based ambulatory pulmonary medicine curriculum.
Dr. Roberts co-directs the annual Harvard CME course, "Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing your Teaching" and has developed an interactive patient education website focused on pulmonary hypertension (www.knowyourph.org). Dr. Roberts has won several major teaching awards including the "Teacher of the Year" award in the Combined Harvard Program in Pulmonary Medicine (2005), the HMS Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2006), the BIDMC S. Robert Stone Award (2007), and the HMS Award for Best Clinical Instructor at BIDMC (2010).