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Elizabeth Marie Breen, MD
Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Surgery
General / GI Surgery
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

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Research Narrative:

Elizabeth (Lisa) Breen, MD focuses on research in surgical education.  She and her team work in several areas including:

  • Curriculum design

o        Methods to improve learning in clinical environments

o        Value of various settings for maximizing clinical education, real vs. simulated

o        Assessment tools designed for interactions in real clinical encounters and traditional oral exam formats

  • Faculty development

o        Electronic delivery methods

o        Direct observation and peer review of teaching 

  • Workforce issues within complex clinical environments

o        Challenges around career interest facing today's generation of future physicians

o        Strategies for successful careers for women surgeons