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Meet the Harvard Health Experts

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH Featured Expert:

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH

Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt is Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also a Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Senior Investigator in the TIMI Study Group. Dr. Bhatt’s research interests include heart attack and other acute coronary syndromes, preventive cardiology, and advanced techniques in cardiac, cerebral, and peripheral intervention.  He is the author or coauthor of more than 700 publications. Dr. Bhatt earned his medical degree from Cornell University and a masters of public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and was a fellow in interventional cardiology and cerebral and peripheral vascular intervention at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bhatt has been listed in Best Doctors in America since 2005. He was selected by Brigham and Women’s Hospital as the 2014 Eugene Braunwald Scholar.

Gregory D. Curfman, MD

Gregory D. Curfman, MD

Dr. Gregory Curfman is the Editor in Chief of Harvard Health Publications. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the affiliated faculty of Harvard Law School. Before joining Harvard Health Publications, Dr. Curfman was the Executive Editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, which has the highest impact factor of any medical journal. While at the Journal, he founded Perspective, the journal's lead section, which focuses on the intersection between medicine and society, including health policy and health-care reform.

Dr. Curfman is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and trained in internal medicine and cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He directed the Coronary Care Unit at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Cardiovascular Health Center, a heart disease prevention program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

In addition to writing scores of editorials and Perspective articles for The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Curfman has given testimony to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He has also contributed amicus briefs in Supreme Court health law cases.

Anne Fabiny, MD

Anne Fabiny, MD

Dr. Anne Fabiny is a primary care physician and geriatrician at Cambridge Health Alliance and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is Chief of Geriatrics at Cambridge Health Alliance and Medical Director of its Elder Service Plan. In 2011, Dr. Fabiny was awarded Harvard Medical School’s Charles McCabe, M.D., Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School, where she did her internship and residency in family medicine, and completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Nancy Ferrari

Nancy Ferrari

Nancy Ferrari is a managing editor at Harvard Health Publications and a former editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. Before joining Harvard Health, Nancy was a writer and editor in the Clinical Publications Program at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She began her work there as a women's health writer creating patient education materials and then became the manager of the program. Nancy's writing and editing experience includes work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she worked at the Journal of Science, Technology, and Human Values and served as editor of a conference proceedings on energy and the environment.

Suzanne Olbricht, MD

Suzanne Olbricht, MD

Dr. Suzanne Olbricht is a dermatologist at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Olbricht graduated from Indiana University in 1973, earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas and completed her internship in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital in 1977. She received her residency training in dermatology at Boston City Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. She did a fellowship in Mohs' micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Olbricht's special interest is Mohs' micrographic surgery for the removal of difficult skin cancers.