Grand Rounds : Archive, 2003-2013

Dr. David Roberts

Dr. David H. Roberts is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and he is the Clinical Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). His clinical practice as a pulmonologist is focused on patients with dyspnea and pulmonary hypertension.

Dr. Roberts is the Associate Director of the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, and Co-Director of the Resource Faculty Program at BIDMC. Dr. Roberts is the Director of the BIDMC Principal Clinical Experience (PCE), a year-long longitudinal course for all HMS 3rd year students. Dr. Roberts is also course co-director, lecturer and tutor for the HMS 2nd year course in Respiratory Pathophysiology. Dr. Roberts’ teaching responsibilities also include attending on the inpatient pulmonary consult service and precepting fellows in their continuity clinic for which he developed a case-based ambulatory pulmonary medicine curriculum.

Dr. Roberts co-directs the annual Harvard CME course, “Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing your Teaching” and he developed an interactive patient education website focused on pulmonary hypertension ( Dr. Roberts has won several major teaching awards including the “Teacher of the Year” award in the Combined Harvard Program in Pulmonary Medicine (2005), the HMS Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2006), and the BIDMC’s S. Robert Stone Award (2007).