Dr. Elizabeth Gaufberg is a double-boarded internist-psychiatrist, an Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and an educational leader in the areas of professionalism and communication skills.
As the Research Institute’s founding director, Dr. Gaufberg is responsible for guiding the development of our strategic plan. She also works collaboratively with researchers, medical educators and clinicians to support the discovery of new knowledge in the field of humanism and medicine.
Dr. Gaufberg’s educational and administrative roles span the spectrum of physician professional development; she is Director of the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Center for Professional Development, Director of the Psychosocial Curriculum for the CHA Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Patient-Doctor III Site Director for the HMS Cambridge Integrated Clerkship. Dr. Gaufberg co-founded the CHA Medical Humanities Initiative, and is a founding editor of Auscultations, the award-winning CHA Employee Literary Arts Journal.
Dr. Gaufberg holds several national leadership roles in medical education, including an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professorship, which has allowed her to pursue a longitudinal research study on graduates of the HMS Cambridge Integrated Clerkship. Her innovative curricula on professional boundaries, the stigma of addictions, and the hidden curriculum are in use in hundreds of medical training institutions world-wide.