Leading Change in Primary Care

Closed, March 21st, 2019: CHA Cambridge Family Health & CHA Cambridge Family Health North will be closed this Thursday. We apologize for this inconvenience.


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

Barbara Ogur, MD

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 Collaborative.