BOSTON – Tufts Medical Center has tapped highly respected physician and educator Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD as the new physician leader for its Graduate Medical Education program. Dr. Kuvin will serve as Associate Chief Medical Officer for Graduate Medical Education, effective October 1, 2011. He will also assume the roles of Designated Institutional Officer for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee. Dr. Kuvin has been an outstanding leader at Tufts Medical Center for over 12 years and currently serves as the Associate Chief of the Division of Cardiology, among other responsibilities. In addition to his new position, Dr. Kuvin will continue to play an active clinical, educational, research and administrative role within the CardioVascular Center.
“Tufts Medical Center trains 440 residents and fellows in more than 45 specialties every year. We are committed to providing them an outstanding educational experience to best prepare them to be future leaders in their respective fields,” said Michael Wagner, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer at Tufts Medical Center. “Dr. Kuvin’s leadership roles at Tufts Medical Center and his outstanding work with national medical and educational societies, provide him with unique experience and insight to expertly guide our graduate training programs for many years to come. Dr. Kuvin has also skillfully served as the Director of CardioVascular Education and Fellowship Training for more than a decade and this program regularly receives exceptional reviews for its high quality training experience.”
Tufts Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program is an essential component of both the present and the future of medical care, research and education at Tufts MC. Virtually every patient, whether inpatient or outpatient, benefits from the talents of GME personnel, working under the supervision of an attending physician. The GME office, which Dr. Kuvin will oversee, is responsible for driving the overall planning for GME enterprises and creating an ideal learning environment for both trainees and physicians.
“I look forward to building upon the outstanding educational programs offered to our residents and fellows,” said Dr. Kuvin. “Graduate medical education is constantly changing and evolving, and I am excited to meet future challenges and help guide our young clinicians to ensure they receive a top-notch education in a supportive and nurturing environment.”
Dr. Kuvin’s responsibilities will include providing administrative institutional oversight for all GME services and duties and ensuring that the Medical Center is in compliance with ACGME rules and regulations. He will supervise GME strategic planning, work closely with Tufts University School of Medicine and oversee communications with program directors, faculty, residents and affiliates. Dr. Kuvin will also work with the GME office staff to develop curricula, evaluate the competency of trainees and adhere to work hour regulations.
Dr. Kuvin’s lengthy resume features an impressive and varied list of competencies and accomplishments, both locally and on a national stage. At Tufts Medical Center, he has served as the Director of CardioVasuclar Education and Fellowship Training since 1999 and as the Director of CardioVascular Quality Improvement and Outcome Measures since 2006. Named Associate Chief of the Division of Cardiology in 2010, Dr. Kuvin has been repeatedly recognized as a superb educator, winning eight Excellence in Teaching Awards at Tufts University School of Medicine. Nationally, he is widely recognized as an expert in preventive cardiology and adult congenital heart disease and is the Principal Investigator in nine active clinical research studies focused on cardiovascular risk factors and vascular function. Dr. Kuvin is the author of more than 50 research articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals, and has presented his research findings around the world. He also currently serves on a number of education oversight committees for major national organizations, including the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, and is a member of the ACGME Standing Panel for Accreditation Appeals (Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease).
“We are very fortunate to be able to appoint a natural leader of national renown, prominence and reputation to this critically important position,” said Ellen Zane, President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center. “Dr. Kuvin’s tremendous contributions to Tufts Medical Center and to Tufts University School of Medicine in leadership, medical education, clinical and research roles, attest to his broad skill set, versatility and complete understanding of the necessary measures to achieve success.”
Dr. Kuvin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1988 and graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1992. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiovascular Fellowship training at Tufts Medical Center, where he was Chief Medical Resident in 1995-96. A Tufts MC faculty member since 1999, Dr. Kuvin has held the title of Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine since 2006.
About Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children
Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center is affiliated with the New England Quality Care Alliance, a network of more than 1,800 physicians throughout Eastern Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org.