Mary K. Buss, MD, MPH
Dr. Buss will focus her efforts on re-building and expanding the inpatient palliative care program at BIDMC, including an evaluation of the impact of palliative care consultation on outcomes, such as hospital length of stay and re-admission rates. Dr. Buss was recently appointed the Chief of the Section of Palliative Care in the Division of General Medicine. She founded and now directs the Outpatient Palliative Care program. She has led efforts to open a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship in partnership with the Boston Veterans Administration. She will function as the Fellowship Program Director for the first class arriving in July 2017. Dr. Buss completed fellowship training in both medical oncology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She continues to see patients as both a medical oncologist and palliative care specialist.
Rebecca Glassman, MD
Dr. Glassman aims to enhance the integration of primary care residents in Healthcare Associates. Primary care residents currently spend six continuous months in outpatient clinics participating in quality improvement and innovation projects. Glassman hopes to utilize their enthusiasm for practice improvement to influence positive change in the practice. She plans to involve the primary care residents in population health management, where they will serve as teachers, leaders and change agents for the faculty and categorical residents. Glassman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Tufts School of Medicine. She trained in primary care internal medicine at BIDMC and served as Primary Care Chief Medical Resident. She has been a primary care physician in the Central clinic since 2014.
Dr. Glassman piloted the primary care track as a senior resident, and has been co-leading the program since its inception in 2015. She has worked to develop and refine the six-month continuous ambulatory block, actively participating in innovation and quality projects including the implemented of the Lung Cancer Screening Program. She is Assistant Director of Primary Care Track, Healthcare Associates.
Matthew Libby, DO
Dr. Libby is working to develop Outer Cape Health Services – a network of rural Federally Qualified Health Centers on Cape Cod – into a highly-functioning Patient Centered Medical Home, using his home site in Wellfleet as a pilot model. He strives to accomplish change guided by the principles of the Quadruple Aim: to improve patient experience of care, population health, cost efficiency, and clinician and staff job satisfaction. Libby received a BS in Physics from University of Massachusetts and worked for several years afterward in math and physics education. He later earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of New England, and completed his Family Medicine residency at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.
Since 2015 he has been practicing primary care, urgent care, and outpatient addiction treatment at Outer Cape Health Services in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. During that time has taken on roles as Clinical Director of Information Technology and Director of Medical Education, and he will be the Site Medical Director in Wellfleet starting July 1, 2017.
Robert Slocum, DO, MPH
Dr. Slocum plans to develop an integrated primary care/substance use treatment program at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. The program will seek to provide substance use treatment, including buprenorphine for opioid use disorder, which utilizes a chronic disease management model commonly applied to illnesses such as diabetes and COPD. This will include case management and proactive support delivered by a multidisciplinary team, focused on best practices and patient centered care. Dr. Slocum is a 1993 graduate of UMass Amherst with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and a minor in psychology. He worked for several years doing research in San Francisco prior to enrolling at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Northern California. He then completed a Family Medicine residency at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, NY.
In 2014, after working for several years in community health, Dr. Slocum joined the medical staff at Anna Jaques Hospital. He received a Master's degree in Public health from UMass Amherst in 2016 and is very interested in improving primary care delivery at the population level. Recently, Dr. Slocum was named Director of Ambulatory Clinical Informatics at AJH with the goal of improving the quality, efficiency and safety of primary care services.