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Center of Expertise

Medical Education

Encompassing clinical teaching, medical education scholarship, and education administration and leadership, the Center of Expertise in Medical Education creates high-impact opportunities for trainees.


The Center brings together preeminent faculty from across Mass General Brigham hospitals to acquaint trainees with opportunities in Medical Education and to offer mentorship, career development help, and advice.

Keith Baker, MD, PhD

Vice Chair for Education

Mentor areas: Cognitive science of teaching and learning, Feedback and Evaluation, Medical Education Research, Careers in Medical Education

Willing to shadow: Yes

Keith Baker, MD, PhD, is Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Affairs for the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medical at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Baker was the Anesthesia residency Program Director at Mass General for 15 years. He developed an extensive didactic curriculum and a system for having residents evaluate faculty clinical teaching. This process led to enhanced clinical teaching by the faculty. He also developed a system for evaluating resident clinical performance which allows focused educational intervention aimed at improving resident performance.  

More recently he has been focusing on expert performance. He has led a seminar series for residents, fellows and faculty members on expert performance. He was named the Partners Healthcare Outstanding Program Director in 2013 and was awarded the ACGME Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach Award” in 2014. He is an America Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Senior Examiner and has served on the ACGME Anesthesiology Review Committee.

Medical Education Center research grants

Each year, the Center of Expertise in Medical Education accepts proposals for research projects and provides up to five $3,000 stipends for awarded projects. The COE grants are intended to support the scholarship and continued academic growth of medical residents and fellows. Funding can support discreet research studies or collection of preliminary data so that external grants can be pursued. 

Learn more about the research grants, how to access the RFP, and see previously funded projects on our GME SharePoint site (login required).

For additional information or to set up a planning discussion with faculty, email the Centers of Expertise.