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If you were trained as a resident or worked on staff at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, you questioned, innovated and kept patient care at the center of your work.
Our top priority is to provide stipends for LHMC residents and fellows to further their education and grow into the confident, expert doctors that our patients deserve. We also fund grand rounds, support the Richard B. Cattell Library and host an annual summer social event for current residents and alumni.
Your participation in the Lahey Clinic Foundation’s Alumni Association reflects your commitment to support our upcoming Lahey-trained residents’ journey to practice medicine as your colleagues.
Today’s Alumni Association boasts more than 2,700 physicians. We invite you to learn more about the Alumni Association, and we hope to see you at one of our events soon!
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Thomas Read Appointed Chief Academic Officer, LHMC
Thomas E. Read, MD, recently was appointed Chief Academic Officer and Lahey Dean, Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Read succeeds David T. Martin, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, Chief Academic Officer, who is leaving LHMC after 25 years of dedicated service.
Dr. Read received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, where he completed residency training in general surgery, along with a research fellowship. He completed fellowship training in colorectal surgery here at Lahey, after which he served on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and then at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, an affiliate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Read returned to Lahey in 2008 as a member of the professional staff in the Division of Colorectal Surgery and as Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. Since January 2017, he has served as Chief Education Officer.
Dr. Read is a nationally renowned academic colorectal surgeon. In addition to building a vibrant practice with an international referral base, Dr. Read has authored or co-authored nearly 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, five books, and 30 chapters in books. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, and has been actively involved in curriculum development in surgical medical education. Dr. Read has previously served as the president of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and is presently secretary of the Executive Council of the American College of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He also currently serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Read’s appointment is made by both LHMC leadership and by Dean Harris Berman at Tufts University School of Medicine, where Dr. Read enjoys strong support.
Congratulations and thank you to both Drs. Read and Martin for their commitment to supporting, sustaining and growing our academic programs.