Dr. David Bor is Chief Academic Officer at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and the Charles S. Davidson Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Since joining CHA in 1981, he has made major contributions to CHA as a clinician, teacher, and administrative leader. This included advancing patient care by spearheading new programs for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and community-based primary care.
As Chief of Medicine for over 20 years, he recruited outstanding primary care and specialty teams. He co-founded both the Cambridge “Health of the City” program and the Institute for Community Health, which have focused on issues like childhood obesity, men’s health, and substance abuse. He led the steering committee for the Cambridge Integrated Clerkship that has revolutionized clinical medical education and is being adapted world wide.
In the academic arena, Dr. Bor has worked with hundreds of young physicians, fostering an environment of learning, sharing, and innovation. These efforts have earned him the HMS Dean’s Award for Community Service, the A. Clifford Barger Award for Excellence in Mentoring, and membership in the HMS Academy, whose focus is excellence and innovation in medical education.
In his current role, Dr. Bor ingrains academics as fundamental to CHA. He envisions CHA as a national model for integrated public health and health care and for medical education innovation.