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David Roberts, MD

Dr. Roberts is the Director of International Programs at the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at BIDMC. Dr. Roberts teaches medical students across the four years of HMS training and is currently course director for both the third year longitudinal Principal Clinical Experience (PCE) at BIDMC and the second year Respiratory Pathophysiology course. Dr. Roberts also teaches residents, fellows and other physicians in practice, and he is a graduate of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education and Harvard-Macy Program for Educators in Health Professions. Dr. Roberts education research interests include studying learners' curiosity and critical thinking skills. Dr. Roberts serves on the National Education Committees for the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians. He also co-directs the annual Harvard CME course "Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing your Teaching Skills." Dr. Roberts has won many teaching awards including "Teacher of the Year" (2005) in the Combined Harvard Program in Pulmonary Medicine, HMS Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2006), the S. Robert Stone Award at BIDMC (2007) and the HMS Best Clinical Instructor at BIDMC (2010). Dr. Roberts is also the Clinical Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at BIDMC and he is responsible for all ambulatory quality improvement activities within the Division. His clinical practice as a pulmonologist is focused on patients with dyspnea and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Roberts developed the patient education website,, which utilizes online interactive animations to teach patients about pulmonary hypertension.

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Center for Education
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, ES-200
Boston, Massachusetts 02215