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About Paul Barach


An experienced teacher, researcher, and administrator, Dr. Paul Barach began laying the groundwork for his career at Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, where he received a bachelor of medical science, immediately followed by a doctor of medicine at the same institution all earned by thesis. Two years later, he returned to school to earn a master of public health at the Hebrew University School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Dr. Paul Barach also successfully completed a range of postdoctoral work, starting with internships at Tel Hashomer Hospital and Boston City Hospital and a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His numerous fellowships included cardiac anesthesia, patient safety research, and critical care, all at Massachusetts General. He is double board certified in anesthesiology and critical care by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

As a testament to his commitment and dedication, Dr. Paul Barach has received a number of awards and commendations throughout the course of his career in medicine and public health. In recognition of one of his most important accomplishments, his team earned the Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace for its role in developing and launching the TeamSTEPPS training program. Recently, Dr. Paul Barach received First Prize from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation for his work on “Global Strategies to Improve Patient Transitions.”

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