Dr. Brian W. Jack, a South End resident, has been named the chief of family medicine at Boston Medical Center and chairman of the department of family medicine at BU's School of Medicine.
Jack has worked for the Boston hospital since 1997. He has served as a physician and vice chairman of family medicine at BMC and a professor at the medical school.
While at the hospital and university, Jack has been the principal investigator of Project RED (Re-engineered discharge), a process for improving and standardizing communication between doctors and patients when they are discharged from the hospital.
The process has reduced 30-day readmissions and emergency department visits by about 30 percent and more than 300 hospitals worldwide have implemented Project RED.
Before joining BMC, Jack completed his residency in family medicine at Brown University, and a fellowship in high risk obstetrics at Sacred Heart Medical Center, an affiliate of the University of Washington.
As a physician in Brown’s family medicine department, Jack founded the maternal and child health fellowship program--the first academic fellowship program based in a community health center.
“Dr. Jack’s commitment to improving the health care experience will be of great benefit to our patients,” Kate Walsh, the hospital’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “We look forward to the leadership he will provide to the department of Family Medicine and to the hospital.”