Visiting Professor: William T. Branch, MD, MACP, FAACH

William_BranchDr. Branch, Carter Smith, Sr. Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, is a visiting professor for the Faculty Education Fellowship in Medical Humanism and Professionalism. He will participate in several events during his visit to Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Branch will present at Medical Grand Rounds on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, from noon to 1 pm in the Folkman Auditorium, Enders Building.

Grand Rounds Topic: “The Road to Professionalism: A Life-Long Journey”

Dr. Branch is a leader and published expert in the domain of medical professionalism.

Before moving to Emory University School of Medicine where he was the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine for many years, Dr. Branch founded the Primary Care Residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1974, among the first primary care residency programs, was a key leader of the New Pathway project at Harvard Medical School, and was instrumental in creating the Patient-Doctor III course at Harvard Medical School.

Currently, Dr. Branch is the leader of the Passing the Torch:  Fostering Medical Humanism Through Faculty Role-Models collaborative faculty development project. Boston Children’s Hospital is one of 10 national sites of this collaborative to implement curricula for humanism and professionalism for faculty.

Dr. Branch is a founding member of the International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare, and a member the Executive Committee of the International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare with which the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice is a Charter Partner.

Dr. Branch’s biography with links to some of his articles can be found here.