May 9th, 2014
Dr. David Bor is Chief of Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and the Charles S. Davidson Associate 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 has included advancing patient care by spearheading new programs for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and community-based primary care. As Chief of Medicine he has recruited outstanding primary care and specialty teams. He also 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.
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.
Dr. Bor’s current work includes helping create a new clinical practice model for CHA, the Patient-Centered Medical Home, which will improve both patient care and reduce medical costs. This effort, key to our transformation to an Accountable Care Organization, furthers his vision that patient-centered, coordinated, high value care is not only possible, but sustainable for CHA and our communities.