Wed, Oct 19|
VERY SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER (1)
Dr. Mirsky views healthy lifestyle changes, through patient education and empowerment, as the cornerstone of health. He leads Lifestyle Medicine group visits in primary care. and he is also the Medical Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine Healthy Lifestyle Program (HLP)
Time & Location
Oct 19, 2022, 6:00 PM – Oct 20, 2022, 6:00 PM
About the Event
About Jacob Mirsky, MD
Jacob Mirsky, MD, MA is a primary care physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Revere HealthCare Center. Dr. Mirsky attended medical school at the University of California San Francisco and completed residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as part of the Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates primary care track.
Dr. Mirsky views healthy lifestyle changes, through patient education and empowerment, as the cornerstone of health. In addition to his primary care practice, he leads Lifestyle Medicine group visits (also called shared medical appointments) in primary care for symptom management and disease prevention. Dr. Mirsky co-founded and is the Medical Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine Healthy Lifestyle Program (HLP); the HLP has a vision of establishing healthy lifestyle change as the standard of care for preventing and treating chronic disease. He has received several awards to spread lifestyle-focused group visits at MGH, including the MGH Department of Medicine Phoenix Project Award and the MGH Springboard Studio iSolve Grand Prize. He also serves as the Assistant Course Director of Harvard Medical School’s Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine.
Dr. Mirsky also founded the MGH Revere Food Pantry in 2019; he is now its Medical Director. The MGH Revere Food Pantry treats both food insecurity and chronic disease by providing free plant-based foods to patients with food insecurity. To further advocate for food insecurity interventions, he serves as a member of the MGH Executive Committee on Community Health and the Greater Boston Food Bank Health and Research Council.
Dr. Mirsky has published on a wide range of topics, including neurologic disease, patient communication, and primary care redesign. He studied physician burnout while in residency and helped found the Resident Wellness Committee in the Brigham and Women's Hospital Internal Medicine residency program, where he was also a member of the Management and Leadership Track. He received multiple awards for his research at Brigham and Women's Hospital, including the Martin P. Solomon Primary Care Scholarship Award and the Department of Medicine Education Innovations Grant.