About Our Leadership


BIDMC's Internal Medicine Program Leadership

Mark Lawrence Zeidel, MD

Chairman, Department of Medicine

Mark Lawrence Zeidel, MDDr. Mark L. Zeidel, Herrman L. Blumgart Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), is a widely respected scientist, clinician and teacher known for his NIH-funded research in epithelial biology and water transport. He came to BIDMC in July 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where his tenure spanned 12 years, first serving as Chief of the Renal and Electrolyte Division of the Department of Medicine, and then, starting in 1999, as the Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine. A summa cum laude graduate of Yale College, he received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was elected to the national honor medical society, alpha omega alpha. He then served as an intern and resident in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, followed by a renal fellowship at the same institution. He has served on many regional and national committees and is recognized by his peers for his numerous accomplishments, including elected membership to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.

Eileen E. Reynolds, MD

Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine
Vice-Chair for Education, Department of Medicine

Eileen E. Reynolds, MDDr. Eileen Reynolds is Vice Chair for Education and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine. She previously spent 13 years as the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at BIDMC. She is a Harvard College and Harvard Medical School graduate who completed her primary care residency in internal medicine at UCSF. Prior to joining the faculty at BIDMC in 2000, she was the initial Program Director for the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research activities relate to feedback, evaluation, and mentorship of residents and the future of medical training; her clinical practice is in general internal medicine and women's health. She also directs BIDMC's Linde Center for Primary Care, leads the Department of Medicine's Committee on the Advancement of Women, and is one of the editors of the Annals of Internal Medicine Series "Beyond the Guidelines" at BIDMC. She served as President of the Society of General Internal Medicine in 2016-2017.

Christopher Smith, MD

Director, Internal Medicine Training Program
Associate Chair for Education, Department of Medicine

Christopher Smith, MDDr. Christopher Smith is the Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Associate Vice Chair for Education at BIDMC. A graduate of the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine, he completed his internal medicine residency training at BIDMC followed by his Chief Residency. Dr. Smith completed the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School and served for many years as the Director of the Fellowship. In addition to being the Program Director, Dr. Smith continues as Director of the Clinician Educator Track, has a busy primary care practice, teaches in many different venues, and publishes on a variety of clinical and educational topics including the teaching and assessment of procedural skills, assessment of clinical competence, and the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.

Anjala Tess, MD

Associate Chair for Education, Department of Medicine

Anjala Tess, MDDr. Anjala Tess is a hospitalist, Associate Vice Chair for Education, Director of Education for the Hospital Medicine Program, Director of Quality and Safety for GME, and Program Director for the HMS patient Safety Fellowship through CRICO. She is now program director for a new Master Program in Healthcare Quality and Safety at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tess is a former Associate Program Director for the BIDMC Internal Medicine Residency Program. She completed her residency training at BIDMC after attending Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She created the hospital medicine elective and teaches patient safety in the Stoneman Elective in Patient Safety, a requirement for all residents.

Kelly L. Graham, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director
Director of Primary Care Track
Director, Ambulatory Training Program
Kelly L. Graham, MDDr. Kelly Graham is the Director of our Ambulatory Training Program, and of our Primary Care Track. She earned her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine and her internship and residency at BIDMC. After residency, Kelly served as the primary care chief medical resident, and went on to complete her General Medicine Research Fellowship and Masters in Public Health at the Harvard combined program in General Medicine, and at the Harvard University School of Public Health. She also conducts health services research related to unplanned hospital readmissions and educational research on innovative teaching methods. She developed our ambulatory medicine curriculum, and teaches on the topic of cardiovascular primary prevention, which is her area of clinical expertise as a primary care physician and preceptor.

Program Leadership:

Neal Biddick, MD
Associate Program Director
Hospital Medicine

Jonathan Crocker, MD
Associate Program Director, Global Health Track Director, Katherine Swan Ginsburg Director
Hospital Medicine

Jason Freed, MD
Associate Program Director
Hematology Oncology

Margaret "Molly" Hayes, MD
Associate Program Director
Pulmonary and Critical Care

Kenneth Mukamal, MD
Resident Research Liaison
General Medicine

Samir Parikh, MD
Resident Research Liaison
Nephrology

Daniel Ricotta, MD
Associate Program Director, Director of Simulation Training
Hospital Medicine

Elizabeth "Lika" Targan, MD
Associate Program Director
General Medicine

Anita Vanka, MD
Director of Residency Elective Education
Hospital Medicine

Christina Wee, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director, Director of Resident Research Curriculum
General Medicine

Julius Yang, MD, PhD
Director of Quality and Operations
Hospital Medicine

Firm Chiefs:

William Aird, MD
Hematology

Barbra Blair, MD
Infectious Disease

James Heffernan, MD MPH
General Medicine

Shani Herzig, MD, MPH
Hospital Medicine

Zahir Kanjee-Khoja MD, MPH
Hospital Medicine

Deepa Rangachari, MD
Medical Oncology

Wendy Stead, MD
Infectious Disease

Jeffrey William, MD
Nephrology