Joshua Metlay, M.D., Ph.D.

General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Medicine-General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Medicine, Mass General Research Institute
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
MD Weill Cornell Medical College 1991
PhD Rockefeller University 1990
anti-bacterial agents; antibiotic resistance; antibiotic use; bacteremia; clinical epidemiology; community research; community-acquired infections; health services; medical error reduction; medicare; pneumonia; respiratory tract infections

Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD, is Chief, General Medicine Division at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Metlay received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University, his PhD in Immunology from Rockefeller University, and his MD from Cornell University Medical College.  He completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and a fellowship in general internal medicine and epidemiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  He also received a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Metlay’s research spans two major areas, the epidemiology of drug resistance among common bacterial respiratory pathogens, particularly S. pneumoniae and the development and evaluation of interventions to improve the quality of treatment decisions for respiratory tract infections.  This research has led to numerous federal grants from NIAID, CDC, and AHRQ and roles on national advisory committees in the area of infectious diseases epidemiology.

As a dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Metlay has distinguished himself as an effective and accessible teacher of medicine.  He has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards and honors including the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2008 (Penn’s highest teaching honor), the Mid-Career Research and Mentorship Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine in 2010, and the Arthur Asbury Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. 


Publications Clinical Profile

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