Anthony P. Weiss, M.D., director of quality management within the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry and the associate director of Health Services Research at Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health, Boston
Anthony P. Weiss, M.D., is the director of quality management within the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Psychiatry in Boston. Additionally, Weiss is the associate director of Health Services Research at Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health, also located in Boston. He’s worked in quality for six years. Weiss also maintains an active psychiatric practice and serves on a number of key healthcare quality and safety-related committees at the departmental, hospital and systemwide levels.
Weiss’ current role spans several different areas of quality, including review and root cause analysis of safety event reports, tracking of healthcare outcome measures related to mental health and regulatory readiness about mental health-related issues. He also serves as the Clinical Policy and Records Committee Chair at MGH, so he is deeply involved in clinical policy development and use of the electronic medical record promotion.
In addition to his work there, Weiss—an ASQ member for six years—is the co-chair of the ASQ Healthcare Division newsletter committee. Prior to his work in healthcare quality, he was primarily involved in translational neuroscience research, using functional magnetic resonance imaging to understand the neural basis for memory difficulties in patients with schizophrenia.
Weiss earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacology and toxicology and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds a master’s degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston and an MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, MA.
Throughout his career, Weiss has been most influenced by completing the advanced training program in quality improvement at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, which is led by Brent James, M.D. “It’s an incredible program for clinicians who are interested in having a greater role in the quality of care we provide,” Weiss said.
Weiss can be reached at email@example.com.