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Asaf Bitton

MD, MPH Executive Director

As Executive Director, Dr. Bitton has led efforts globally and nationally to transform primary health care delivery systems and create high quality, integrated care models. His blog on “This is Not a Snow Day” helped spark a national discussion on ways of physical and social distancing to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Bitton’s clinical area of expertise and innovation is in the area of team-based primary care for patients with complex psychosocial and clinical needs. The opportunity to serve these patients by creating a new, team-based primary care practice built from the ground up in 2010 has deeply informed his work on a local, national, and global level. 

He practices adult general internal medicine and serves as the assistant medical director at the Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington, an innovative, patient-centered medical home in Jamaica Plain, Mass. Formerly the director of the Ariadne Labs Primary Health Care Program, Bitton is a leader of the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, launched in 2015 at the United Nations. He has served as a senior advisor to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation since 2012. The author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, Bitton has led research on both disease-specific public health research efforts, as well as primary care measurement and improvement.

Areas of expertise:
Community mitigation, including social distancing
Pandemic preparedness
The future of primary health care
Outpatient care
Health care systems

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Dr. Bitton's Perspectives

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