Elizabeth Gaufberg Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD MPH
Associate Proffesor of Medicine and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Elizabeth Gaufberg is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS).  For almost 3 decades Liz’s professional home has been the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an incredible mission-driven public institution, where she trained in both Internal Medical and Psychiatry.  Liz currently directs the CHA Center for Professional and Academic Development and leads the Developing Physician Course for the Cambridge Integrated Clerkship. Liz is an Arnold P. Gold Foundation (Humanism in Medicine) Professor and served for six years as the Jean and Harvey Picker Founding Director of the Arnold P. Gold Research Institute.  She serves as core faculty at the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in the Health Professions where she is responsible for provoking deep consideration of core assumptions about learning and helps scholars ‘make visible’ influential yet hidden forces within our learning environments.  Liz finds the arts to be a powerful catalyst for medical trainees and faculty to reflect on experience, build relationships, grapple with ambiguity and integrate “soul with role”. She serves on the HMS Arts and Humanities Initiative Advisory Board, founded a CHA Literary Arts Journal and art gallery, and has established active collaborations with Boston area art museums. Liz’s interests are broad and include preventing and ameliorating burnout, "coproduction" of healthcare and educational service, responding to discriminatory behavior in health care settings, and cultivating communities of practice. 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. She is married to Slava, an emergency physician, residency director and musician, and together they are raising 4 daughters.