Sara Fazio, MD

Sara Fazio, MD

Advisory Dean and Director
Walter Bradford Cannon Society
Chair, PCE Subcommittee
Sara Fazio

Sara Fazio, MD, FACP practices General Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

At Harvard, she is the Advisory Dean and Director of the Walter Bradford Cannon Society and chairs the Principal Clinical Experience Committee, which oversees the core clinical curriculum and all clerkships. She is the Associate Director of Medical Education at the HMS Center for Primary Care. She directed the BIDMC Internal Medicine clerkship from 1999-2015 and was the CME Editor for the New England Journal of Medicine from 2011-2014. Dr. Fazio has received numerous teaching awards including the best clinical teacher award from HMS on three occasions, the S. Robert Stone Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine Educational Program Development Award and the Society of General Internal Medicine National Award for Scholarship in Medical Education.

Dr. Fazio was the first clerkship director to serve as chair of the Board for the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), an organization of academic internists which includes Department Chairs (APM), Subspecialty Chiefs (ASP), Program Directors (APDIM), Clerkship Directors (CDIM) and Administrators (AIM) from medical schools across the US and Canada. She served a two-year term as board chair and is also a past president of CDIM. Dr. Fazio served as the SGIM (Society of General Internal Medicine) editor of the national CDIM/SGIM Curriculum in Internal Medicine, chaired the AAIM Undergraduate Medical Education Task Force on Competency-Based Medical Education, co-chairs the AAIM Women in Medicine Leadership Development Forum and serves on the AAIM Competency-Based Education and Training Taskforce. She is a co-investigator with the HMS and HSDM Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH). Her area of expertise is in the domain of undergraduate medical education and competency-based assessment.

Dr. Fazio received her undergraduate and medical degree from Brown University magna cum laude. After completing her internal medicine training at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, she was a chief resident at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and subsequently completed a Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education. She has been an advisor in the academic societies since 2009 and is passionate about mentorship. An avid dancer in her spare time, she lives in Brookline with her husband Dr. Lindsey Baden (BWH/ID) and their two children.

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