Aaron R. Hoffman, DO, MPH, is Medical Director and Assistant Professor for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions. He is the Chief Clinical Innovation Engineer and a practicing family physician at Atrius Health in Boston, where he focuses on primary care for adults in an innovative, team-based practice.

His particular clinical interests include reproductive health, clinical education, and approaching primary care with a broad scope, including an array of procedures.

In addition to deep involvement in teaching IHP and Harvard Medical School students both clinically and in didactic sessions across several courses, Dr. Hoffman is also a faculty member at the Harvard Center for Primary Care, where is he is co-director of the Harvard Home for Family Medicine.

Dr. Hoffman completed his undergraduate degree in Ancient Societies and Biology at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and his Master's in Public Health with a focus on health economics and policy at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency and chief residency in family medicine at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine.

  • BA, Ancient Societies and Biology, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • MPH, Public Health, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • DO, Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Hoffman's research interests involve examining the importance and impact of clinician leadership in healthcare organizations.

Dr. Hoffman regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see his CV for a complete list of presentations.

Leadership Development for Canadian Primary-Care Physicians, Charting the Future of Primary Care: Leadership, Teams, and Culture.

Innovation Roundtable Facilitator at GDS Healthcare Innovation Summit.

SCOPE: Reproductive Health Advocacy at the Scaling Community Outreach in Primary Care series.

Leadership Lessons for Navigating Disruption: Optimizing the Physician Experience at the Clinical Directors’ Network.

Leadership Lessons for Navigating Disruption: Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers at the Clinical Directors’ Network

Awards and Honors

Charles McCabe, MD Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2020

Harvard Medical School annually bestows teaching awards on its most outstanding teachers, who, through their excellence in teaching, will impact and influence the professional lives of students long after graduation.