Dr. Valerie Stone is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital and the Charles S. Davidson Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition to overseeing the clinical activities of the Department, Dr. Stone provides leadership to the Department’s educational endeavors, including those for Harvard medical students and Mount Auburn’s internal medicine residency program.
She is a clinically active physician and educator in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Dr. Stone is a nationally recognized expert in HIV/AIDS care, and is the author of numerous publications on HIV/AIDS care and policy, including the textbook “HIV/AIDS in U.S. Communities of Color.” Her research focuses on disparities in HIV/AIDS care by race/ethnicity and gender, and strategies for optimizing the care of the diverse patients living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Stone has also written extensively on innovations and challenges in residency education. She is a passionate medical educator who has been in residency leadership roles for more than 20 years, and is committed to training the next generation of physician to be knowledgeable, compassionate and responsive to the needs of patients of all backgrounds.
Previously, from 2001-2014, Dr. Stone was Director of the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program and Associate Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In these roles at MGH, Dr. Stone enhanced the medicine residency program through curricular innovations in cross-cultural care, health policy, public health, community medicine, women’s health, HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance use disorders, LGBTQ health as well as the care of other special populations.
Dr. Stone was a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians and Chairperson of their Education Committee until 2014. She served on the Board of Directors of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts for nearly a decade, and she has been a community health educator for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) for more than 20 years; she received their Community Hero Award in 2017. Dr. Stone received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland. She completed a health policy research fellowship and an MPH in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and completed a fellowship in infectious diseases in the Boston City Hospital / Boston University School of Medicine program.