Wellforce appoints first Vice President of Education
Kari Roberts, associate professor of medicine, has been appointed to serve as Wellforce’s first Vice President of Education. A highly regarded clinician educator, Kari has been Associate Chief Medical Officer for GME at Tufts Medical Center for the past four years and will continue in that role as part of her new position. Clinically, her practice includes pulmonary hypertension, critical care and general pulmonary medicine. Kari shares her clinical experience in these settings with trainees from the Pulmonary Critical care fellowship and Internal Medicine residency, as well as Tufts medical students. She is consistently acknowledged as an outstanding medical educator and mentor by our MD students
Kari will spearhead system-wide education programs at Wellforce, including undergraduate and graduate medical education (UME and GME). She will work closely with leaders across the system to offer new and robust education programs for residents, fellows and Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) students. This includes clinical experiences, simulations, quality academies, group learning, technology training, faculty education and more. She will also work to expand opportunities for students enrolled in TUSM’s professional degree programs, including physician assistant and physical therapy programs.
Kari began her career at Tufts Medical Center in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Her passions including patient safety and quality improvement, mentorship and pulmonary vascular disease research. Boston Magazine had repeatedly honored her as a Top Doctor in Pulmonary Medicine. She received the Magnani Award for Outstanding Female Faculty from Tufts’ Women in Medicine and Science organization, and in 2020 was one of 21 women nationally selected to participate in the Carol Emmott Foundation Fellowship.
Kari is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and subspecialty training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital.