Asher A. Tulsky, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and associate chief for education in the Section of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine. He is also Director of Resident Development at the internal medicine residency program at Boston Medical Center where he established and runs the professional development coaching program and directs the remediation program for residents in need. His passion is in the care of patients from vulnerable populations, enhancing the education of training physicians and mentoring and advocating for early and mid-career faculty. Other areas of involvement include supporting clinicians in optimizing their patients experience in care and communication skills training.
Boston University School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine
2009 University of Pittsburgh:
Faculty Inductee, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Academy of Master Educators
2008 University of Pittsburgh:
Faculty Inductee, Alpha Omega Alpha
1999 University of Pittsburgh:
Teacher of the Year, Internal Medicine Residency Program
1995 Society of General Internal Medicine:
David E. Rogers Junior Faculty Education Award, Society of General Internal Medicine
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Palamara K, Chu JT, Chang Y, Yu L, Cosco D, Higgins S, Tulsky A, Mourad R, Singh S, Steinhauser K, Donelan K. Who Benefits Most? A Multisite Study of Coaching and Resident Well-being. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jun 07. PMID: 34100238
Morrell ED, Katz WE, Tulsky AA. Morbid obesity: obscuring the diagnosis of aortic stenosis in a patient with cardiogenic wheezing. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Jan; 28(1):155-9. PMID: 22810357; PMCID: PMC3539027; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-012-2155-9;
Williams BC, Weber V, Babbott SF, Kirk LM, Heflin MT, O'toole E, Schapira MM, Eckstrom E, Tulsky A, Wolf AM, Landefeld S. Faculty development for the 21st century: lessons from the Society of General Internal Medicine-Hartford Collaborative Centers for the Care of Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Jun; 55(6):941-7. PMID: 17537098; DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2007.01197.x;
Tannery NH, Foust JE, Gregg AL, Hartman LM, Kuller AB, Worona P, Tulsky AA. Use of Web-based library resources by medical students in community and ambulatory settings. J Med Libr Assoc. 2002 Jul; 90(3):305-9. PMID: 12113515; PMCID: PMC116403
Barnard K, Elnicki DM, Lescisin DA, Tulsky A, Armistead N. Students' perceptions of the effectiveness of interns' teaching during the internal medicine clerkship. Acad Med. 2001 Oct; 76(10 Suppl):S8-10. PMID: 11597858
Chodosh J, Tulsky A, Naumburg E, Branca L, Frankel RM, McCann RM, Katz PR, Hall WJ. What residents want to know about geriatrics: an approach to curriculum development. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 1999; 20(2):19-35. View Publication
deLahunta EA, Tulsky A. Resistance to adding curricula about domestic violence. Acad Med. 1998 Jul; 73(7):726-7. PMID: 9679459
Tulsky AA, Kouides RW. Abstract presentations: what do SGIM presenters prefer? Society of General Internal Medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 1998 Jun; 13(6):417-8. PMID: 9669572; PMCID: PMC1496961
deLahunta EA, Tulsky AA. Personal exposure of faculty and medical students to family violence. JAMA. 1996 Jun 26; 275(24):1903-6. PMID: 8648871
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I am associate professor of medicine and associate chief for education in the section of general internal medicine. I am committed to the growth and advancement of clinician educators to both achieve professional fulfillment and contribute to the mission of the Department of Medicine. I am open to mentor trainees, early and mid-career faculty who wish to develop their careers as successful educators. In addition to mentoring, I am trained as a coach and use a positive psychology framework that incorporates ones strengths and past successes to navigate towards a future vision of themselves. I advocate for the successful promotion of educators using metrics not reflected in the usual measures of researchers. Examples include websites, online curricula and altmetrics that represent dissemination and the scholarship of teaching other than traditional publications.
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