KSG Associate Faculty

Jonathan Crocker, MD

Director, KSG program

Jonathan Crocker, MDDr. Jonathan Crocker is a hospitalist at BIDMC and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Formerly a Boston-based primary care physician, and then global health physician in Malawi, Africa, Dr. Crocker joined the BIDMC faculty in 2009. He completed the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education in 2012 and is a clinician educator in the medicine residency program at BIDMC, where he serves as an Assistant Program Director. He directs the Global Health Track within the residency program, and established the Global Health Fellowship in Medicine at BIDMC. He received the 2017 Society of Hospital Medicine's Excellence in Humanitarian Service award, and was also the KSG Faculty award recipient the same year.

Virginia "Ginny" Brady, MD

Virginia Brady, MDDr. Brady is an Associate Program Director for the BIDMC Internal Residency Program and a pulmonary and critical care attending. She received her BS in Neuroscience from Brown University and her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine before completing her internal medicine residency, Chief Residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care training at Yale University. She completed the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education as well as the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in medical education research, and is the Director of Critical Care Education as well as the clerkship director for the Critical Care Clerkship. Her clinical and research interests are in critical care education, simulation, and situational awareness. Her interests outside of the hospital include playing flag football, softball, and basketball as well as trying to solve every escape room in the greater Boston area".

Leonor Fernandez, MD

Leonor Fernandez, MDDr. Fernández is Medical Director for Health Equity, Beth Israel Lahey Health and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is a graduate of the Linde Leadership and Rabkin Medical Education Fellowships. She sees a diverse panel of patients at Healthcare Associates, a large hospital-based academic primary care practice at BIDMC. She served as Associate Firm Chief in Medicine at BIDMC. She currently leads the development of health system strategies to promote and measure equitable transformation, with a special interest in language, transparency, and digital access. She is co-investigator for an AHRQ funded grant on closing quality loops. She has published on the effects of sharing notes with patients, and on the language of notes. She is a proud recipient of the BIDMC Latino Achievement Award and serves on the Institute for Community Health Board.

Margaret "Molly" Hayes, MD, ATSF

Molly Hayes, MD, ATSFDr. Hayes is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Units at BIDMC, the Co-Chair of the Critical Care Executive Committee at BIDMC, and the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Humanizing the ICU at BIDMC. She obtained her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and then completed Internal Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care training at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She also served as Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident) for one year at Johns Hopkins. During that year, she realized her passion for medical education and since then has taught in numerous CME courses. She also directs two highly rated Harvard Medical School CME courses. She is an active member of the American Thoracic Society, where she serves multiple educational roles. She is a deputy editor of CHEST Critical Care where she oversees invited content and medical education submissions. Dr. Hayes enjoys teaching learners of all levels and has won numerous local and national educator awards. Dr. Hayes has advanced training in medical education research and is passionate about critical thinking, adult learning theory, and high stakes communication specifically around end of life in the intensive care unit. She is an ardent advocate for humanizing the ICU experience for patients, visitors, and staff. She has numerous publications on teaching communication skills as well as the importance of critical thinking in medicine. She is also interested in international education as the Director for External Education at the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research and has travelled extensively teaching medical education.

Michelle Silver, MD

Michelle Silver, MDDr. Silver is a primary care physician at Healthcare Associates (HCA), and Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Silver joined BIDMC faculty in 2022. Her interests include medical education and the role of narrative medicine in physician development. Her involvement started at UMASS Medical School where she hosted campus-wide storytelling events. In residency, she expanded the narrative medicine curriculum for the UPenn IM residents and served as a regional member of SGIM’s Arts and Humanities Committee. At BIDMC, she leads narrative sessions for IM residents and HCA Faculty, mentors residents in reflective writing, and is a member of HCA’s Young Rourke Wellness Committee. She also continues to write and publish patient stories and perspective pieces for lay media and medical journals, ranging from The Philadelphia Inquirer to the NEJM.

Wendy Stead, MD

Wendy Stead, MD

Dr. Stead received her MD from the University of Massachusetts and completed her Internal Medicine Residency and ID Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, joining the BIDMC faculty with a joint appointment in the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and General Medicine and Primary Care in 2003. She completed a Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education in 2010 and dedicates herself to patient care, medical education, and curriculum development work at the residency and fellowship levels, having won awards for her teaching, mentorship, and humanistic care. She currently serves as the Program Director of the BIDMC Infectious Diseases Fellowship and as Chief of the Hermann Blumgart Firm for BIDMC’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. Her active research interests include examining the effects of interdisciplinary education strategies on collaboration between specialty services, communication skills in patients with opioid use disorders, trainee wellness, and gender bias in academic medicine. She also loves narrative medicine and writing stories about her inspiring patients. She is married to a primary care pediatrician and is mom to Izzy (age 20), Nicky (age 17), and Fezzik the dog, (age not really known, but probably around 7).