Debra Weinstein, MD, is Vice President for Graduate Medical Education at the Partners HealthCare System. In this role she oversees 280 graduate medical education (GME) programs with more than 2,200 residents and fellows, and has been responsible for a number of initiatives that have served as national models for innovation in GME.
Debra is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she majored in music. After receiving her MD degree from Harvard Medical School, she completed clinical training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital, was selected as Chief Resident, and later served as Associate Chief and Director of Residency Training in Medicine. She is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is involved in teaching and research related to graduate medical education.
Debra has been a trustee of MGH Institute for Health Professions since 2008. She previously served on the Board of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and chaired the Massachusetts Medical Society's Committee on Publications as well as the Association of American Medical Colleges' Group on Resident Affairs. She has led or served on several national task forces related to graduate medical education, including chairing the 2011 Macy Foundation conference focused on reforming GME. She was recently a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Governance and Financing of GME, and serves as Deputy Editor of the journal Academic Medicine. Debra was a 2006-2007 American Council on Education Fellow and is a recipient of the ACGME’s "Parker Palmer Courage to Lead Award".