Adam Gaffney, MD, MPH


Dr. Adam Gaffney

Dr. Adam Gaffney, M.D. M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a pulmonary and critical care physician at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a health policy researcher, and a writer and commentator on issues of medicine and policy.

His research focuses on national healthcare reform, healthcare equity, and disparities in lung health.  He has authored or co-authored more than 60 journal articles, with first-author publications in such journals as the Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, the American Journal of Public Health, and elsewhere.  He is also the author of the book To Heal Humankind: The Right to Health in History, published in 2017 by Routledge.

A past-president of the nonprofit research and advocacy organization Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), Dr. Gaffney is also a frequent writer on matters of healthcare and policy, and has published articles in outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, New Republic, USA Today, and the Boston Globe.  He is also a frequent media guest, and has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, Fox Business News, the BBC, and elsewhere.

Dr. Gaffney received his MD from New York University and his MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  He completed his residency at the Columbia University Medical Center, where he served as chief resident, and his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.