Red Sox Honor Healthcare Innovator
JULY 26, 2019
Safety is always a priority at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. A key leader in this arena is Chief Medical Officer Anthony Weiss, MD, who has dedicated his career to quality improvement and innovation.
A psychiatrist by training, Dr. Weiss’ focus in quality improvement began in mental health. Since joining BIDMC, he has led a number of initiatives across the hospital to ensure patients receive the best and safest care possible.
The Red Sox honored Dr. Weiss as Medical All-Star on the field at Fenway on July 26.
“We are so fortunate in the U.S.—and in Boston, in particular—to have extraordinary healthcare providers,” Weiss says. “We are always striving to do even better than the day before, to learn from mistakes and to implement innovations that make our work safer and more effective.”
Dr. Weiss is also an educator, with a focus on neuro-psychiatry and neuro-ethics, helping to train the next generation of physicians at Harvard Medical School. “I am grateful to be able to play a part in that work, and to train new physicians in these improvement skills,” he says.
Get to know this physician-executive outside of the hospital.
Are you a baseball fan?
AW: Yes! I have always loved baseball, and nerded out on baseball stats as a kid. I grew up in Wisconsin, so I was a Milwaukee Brewers fan.
Q: What’s your favorite baseball memory?
AW: When the Red Sox defeated the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS, it was a special moment. Only those of us who were here pre- and post- that series know how incredibly emotional and significant it was for this city.
Q: Who did you bring with you to Fenway for the July 26 game?
AW: I was joined by my wife, Iris, and our two children: Sasha (13) and Theo (10).