Red Sox Honor Healthcare Innovator

BIDMC Contributor

JULY 26, 2019

MASWeiss450x282Safety 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).

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.

BIDMC is in the community with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Community Care Alliance and Atrius Health. BIDMC is also clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Jackson Laboratory. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org.

BIDMC is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.