Timothy Gregg Ferris
Tim Ferris (MD) is a practicing general internist and pediatrician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the medical director of the Mass General Physicians Organization. He is formerly the Vice Chair for Quality for Partners Pediatrics and Mass General Hospital for Children. He is also a senior scientist in the Partners/MGH Institute for Health Policy.
His research has focused on the measurement and improvement of health care quality for adults and children, particularly focused on the roles of financing and health information technology. In addition to quality improvement interventions, he has published studies on the effects of the organization and financing of care on the costs and quality of care, risk adjustment of quality measures, and disparities in health care. He has over 50 publications including those in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Pediatrics, and Health Affairs.
Dr. Ferris has been leading efforts at Partners healthcare to improve the care of patients with multiple chronic conditions with specific responsibility for design, oversight, and evaluation of programs to improve quality and efficiency of care for high-risk patients such as those with heart failure.
Before joining Dana-Farber, Dr. Jacobson served as the Chairman of Medicine at North Shore Medical Center. As part of the Partners Healthcare system, he co-developed and currently co-directs the Partners Clinical Process Improvement Leadership Program. He has an extensive track record in quality measurement and quality improvement, serving as a founding member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, as co-developer of the ASCO/ONS Chemotherapy Safety Standards and as recent past Chair of the ASCO Quality of Care Committee.