Our Fellowship Program Leadership
Eileen Reynolds, MD
Director, Linde Family Institute for Primary Care Leadership
Dr. Reynolds is the Vice Chair for Education and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. As vice chair she oversees the education at all levels throughout the Department including student, resident, fellowship and faculty development programs. She moved to this role after spending 13 years as Residency Program Director. In addition, she is the Faculty Director of the Linde Family Institute in Primary Care Leadership, which includes an endowed year-long development program for emerging leaders and an Innovations Grants program. As division chief, she learns from and oversees a large faculty-resident primary care practice, a five-hospital-wide network of hospitalists, a general medicine research section and a growing palliative care group. Her clinical practice is in primary care and women's health.
For the past three years, Dr. Reynolds has chaired the Department of Medicine's Advancement of Women Committee, which tracks culture change and leadership advancement for women faculty.
Dr. Reynolds graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude in history and science and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She served as a house officer in primary care internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and then stayed on as a faculty member. After a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, she joined the faculty at Penn, where she served as the initial Program Director for their Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. She returned to Boston and BIDMC in 2000. She has won teaching awards as a faculty member at UCSF, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Medical School. In 2010, she won the ACGME's highest teaching honor, the Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award.
Eileen served a seven-year term on the Residency Review Committee in Internal Medicine, including one year as Vice Chair. She has participated in numerous efforts of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Society of General Internal Medicine to define the future of the internal medicine and of residency training. She served SGIM as President from 2016-2017. She edits the "Beyond the Guidelines" series for the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Joanne T. Ayoub
Executive Coach, Linde Family Fellowship Program
Jo Ayoub is the Senior Director of Organizational Effectiveness for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Working closely with the executive team, physician leaders and staff alike, she is responsible for building leadership capacity across the Medical Center and for designing and implementing learning interventions to increase overall organization-wide performance — improving the delivery of care to patients and quality of work life for employees.
With over 30 years of experience as a human resources professional, Jo's expertise is in large group facilitation, employee engagement and in executive coaching. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Marlboro College as well as a Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from the Harvard School of Public Health; Jo is a Lore-certified Executive Coach and a Myers-Briggs-certified Facilitator. During the past 10 years, Jo has consulted on numerous international healthcare projects in Turkey, India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE, focusing on human resources and leadership development. She serves as faculty for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and is also Past-Chair of Fenway Community Health.
Executive Coach, Linde Family Fellowship Program
As an organizational development consultant, Dan brings over 25 years of experience in leadership development, building effective teams and collaborations and facilitating organizational change. He's consulted, taught and coached executive, physician and nursing leaders as well as ancillary, middle and front-line leaders across the continuum of care. Dan brings a seasoned perspective on the changing healthcare landscape and the critical leadership competencies needed to move a health care system to the next generation of value-based care.
Prior to joining BIDMC, Dan was a senior director and faculty member with the Advisory Board Company for over six years. He's presented cutting edge health care research and taught leadership development to over 165 leading hospitals and health care systems across the United States and Australia. He's provided guidance to executive teams on leadership and high performing culture, team performance and organizational change.
In addition to the above, Dan had a successful consulting business for eight years. He began his business part-time back in 2001, when he also worked for the BIDMC Organizational Development team part-time. He is very excited to be back working at BIDMC, as the Senior Program Manager for Talent Management and Linde Fellows Program after a long hiatus.
Dan has also been the lead adjunct professor at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA for 13 years where he taught master's courses in management, leadership and organizational change. He received his Master of Science degree in Organizational Development from the American University/NTL in Washington, DC.