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Robert J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD

Robert J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD

​Vice President of Continuing Professional Development



​Robert J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD is the Vice President of Continuing Professional Development at Partners Healthcare. Dr. Birnbaum is a practicing psychopharmacologist. His PhD research was in molecular neurobiology. He has devoted much of his career to managing large-scale CME efforts, developing courses and studying education methodology and impact. Dr. Birnbaum is the founding Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Psychiatry Academy and the founding Executive Director of the MGH Academy. He serves on the Education Review Board (ERB) of Partners Healthcare and the Partners Education Committee (PEC). He is a member of the Foundation Board of the Alliance for Continuing Education in The Health Professions (ACEHP). Dr. Birnbaum has served on Harvard Medical School’s Standing Committee on Continuing Medical Education and is the Member-at-Large of the Education Research Committee of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME).