MAKING PRIMARY CARE STRONGER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE
Several CHA physicians are integral members of the Center for Primary Care at Harvard Medical School
, which is developing programs to train
leaders in primary care, influence policy, and contribute to innovation in primary care delivery in the US and globally.
Barbara Ogur, MD
Dr. Barbara Ogur is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical
and the Associate Director for Innovation in Medical Education at the Harvard Center for Primary Care. For the last 27 years she has been a primary care physician at our Windsor Street Health Center where she has been
committed to caring for underserved patients.
Most recently, Dr. Ogur has been actively involved in medical education, medical
education reform, and in the dissemination of information about longitudinal
integrated learning. She helped to develop community-based curricular
experiences for first year Harvard Medical School students in the year-long
Patient-Doctor course on medical interviewing and the patient-doctor
relationship. Her goal is that these real-life connections to patients in need
will inspire the next generation of doctors to seek careers in providing
academically-rigorous, community-based, and culturally-appropriate care.
In 2004 she co-created and, until 2010, co-directed the Cambridge Integrated
Clerkship, an innovative year-long course, based upon grounding students’
clinical education in the longitudinal care of patients over time. Inspired by
the moving stories of students’ caring and educationally-motivating connections
with their patients, she is presently involved in the creation of an innovative
reform of the Cambridge Primary Care Internal Medicine residency program in
conjunction with transformation to a patient-centered medical home under the
auspices of the Harvard Center for Primary Care’s Academic Innovations
Soma Stout, MD
Dr. Somava Stout is currently the VP of Patient Centered Medical Home
Development at Cambridge Health Alliance, and is on the core faculty at the the Harvard Center for Primary Care. She is also
Co-Director for the Primary Care Innovation Fellowship at Harvard Medical
School, where she is engaging the next generation of primary care physicians to
be part of health system innovation.
Her work involves helping redesign the health
system so that it works better for underserved patients. A primary care
physician deeply committed to improving the health of underserved communities,
Dr. Stout helped to create a community health center that has achieved NCQA Level 3
recognition and has been highlighted as a national “best practice” for
patient-centered medical home transformation.
Stout received her Bachelor’s from Harvard-Radcliffe and her MD from the
University of California Berkeley-San Francisco Joint Medical Program, where she
also completed a master’s on sustainable development of health in underserved
communities in Guyana. Stout has been invited to share her experience of
developing the patient-centered medical neighborhood model of care throughout
the country. In her free time, Stout volunteers as the Founder and Director of
the Raising Peacemakers program, which helps to empower children to make a
difference in the world.