Locations + Directions
Tufts Medical Center
260 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617 636 7761
Fax #: 617 636 4235
Honors + Awards
1990 Finalist, Patient Information Category
New York Film Festival
Videocassette, 20 min., Boston, Eidetics, 1990.
Frederick Gale, Robert Pearlstein, James Kirk, and George Mabry with PBS filmmakers.
From the Heart: People Talk About Lowering Their Cholesterol
This video was conceived and produced by my company, in combination with PBS filmmakers. The goal was to improve patient adherence with what was then new therapy for high cholesterol.
The video featured real patients on medication for high cholesterol. Also included were Dr. Bill Castelli of the Framingham Heart Study, and actor Peter Faulk of Columbo fame. Mr. Faulk served as host because he was on medication for high cholesterol, and talked about it in the video.
1983 Francis Daniels Moore Award, Surgery
Clinical Teaching Excellence by a Surgery Resident
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
1978 Platinum Loop Award, Clinical Microbiology
Clinical Teaching Excellence in Infectious Diseases
Washington University School of Medicine
Publications + National Presentations
Shah, J., Sheffield, P., Fife, C. (editors)
Co-author of Chapter 33: Post-Course Practice Exam
Wound Care Certification Study Guide, Second Edition, Best Publishing Company, 2016.
Arnold, R., DiMatteo, G., Gale, F.
Dig & Dig Deep. Book, 2 Flowers Publishing, 2012. Memoir of one soldier’s WWII experiences.
Metcalf, M., Brown, N., Peterson, S., Feld, A., Gale, F., Kirk, J., Mabry, G.
Health Care Costs Associated with Chronic Hepatitis B. Am J Health-Syst Pharm, vol. 56: 232-236, 1999.
Edited by Kirk, J., Gale, F., Mabry, G.
Partnerships in Clinical Trials: Pharmaceutical Company and Managed Care Alliance. Book, Parexel, 1998.
Edited by Gale, F.
Tales in Pursuit of Quality in Health Care. Book, American College of Physician Executives, 1994.
Favorable book review in JAMA, October 1995—Vol 274, No. 15, p 1245
Edited by Gale, F.
Health Care Policy and Reform: A Survival Guide for Physician Executives.
Book, American College of Physicians Executives, 1994.
Edited by Gale, F.
Improving Compliance In the Patient with Hypercholesterolemia: A Realistic Summary.
Monograph, Eidetics, 1990.
I have a special interest in patient-care continuity, patient advocacy, and communication, often reaching out to talk with their other providers, Visiting Nurses, and responsible staff at other hospitals and facilities.
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society
Music: I am part of a 17-person live Rock and Roll band called The Regressions, especially playing hits from the 1960s-1980s, For 10 years, we donated the live music for Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger, most often performing for them on the Boston Common.
1. Practical Overview of Hyperbaric Oxygen.Urologists. Otolaryngologists, Infectious Disease specialists, Radiation Oncologists
2. Understanding How Clinicians Think. A workshop requiring several sessions. For medical students and those interested in the drivers of clinician choice behavior. Explores both the logical and non-logical factors at play when making trade-off decisions. There are at least 8 drivers, and each can lead to either better care, or worse — depending on the clinical context.
3. Make an Impression, Not Just a Presentation. Coaching for healthcare students, medical students and residents who have to present to their professional seniors at anything from journal club to Grand Rounds.
4. The Next Leap in Outcomes Improvement: Talking. Case examples of how live conversations across boundaries of specialty and institution led to healthcare that is better, faster, or safer. For anyone in the field of healthcare.