Wendy Stead, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care BIDMC
Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases BIDMC
Effects of Interprofessional Education Strategies on Collaborative Attitudes Among Subspecialty Physician Trainees
Dr. Wendy Stead is an Infectious Diseases specialist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stead received her bachelor's degree in English Literature from George Washington University. She attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts and came to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for her residency in Internal Medicine, staying on to serve as a chief resident. She completed her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at BIDMC and joined the faculty with a joint appointment in both the division of Infectious Diseases and the division of General Medicine and Primary Care. She has been actively involved in teaching at both BIDMC and HMS. She served as Co-director of the Medicine Subinternship at BIDMC before assuming her current positions as Assistant Program Director of the ID fellowship and Associate Firm Chief of the Robinson Medical Firm. As a faculty member since 2003, she has won teaching awards in the Department of Medicine and the Infectious Diseases division.
As a Rabkin Fellow, Dr. Stead developed and implemented a lecture series with her cardiology colleagues to study the effects of Interprofessional Education Strategies on the specialty stereotypes and collaborative attitudes of Infectious Diseases and Cardiology fellow trainees. Results of this study are being submitted for publication and, given the positive findings and the favorable reviews by the interdisciplinary fellow trainees, Dr. Stead plans to pursue further projects in Interprofessional Education among other specialty divisions.