Who We Are

Pieter Cohen, MD

Dr. Pieter Cohen along with his colleagues Drs. Hochman and Bedard co-authors the educational series “Updates in Slow Medicine.”  Dr. Cohen is a general internist at Cambridge Health Alliance in Somerville, Massachusetts and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His area of clinical expertise and research includes weight loss, preventive medicine and dietary supplements. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine and the American Journal of Public Health. You may e-mail Dr. Cohen at: PCohen@challiance.org

Michael Hochman, MD, MPH

Dr. Michael Hochman is a board certified general internist who attended Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance and completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Hochman has written for the Boston Globe and other lay media publications, and is the founding editor of the 50 Studies Every Doctor Should Know series published by Oxford University Press. In addition, Dr. Hochman enjoys teaching and has won several clinical teaching awards. Currently, Dr. Hochman is the director of the Gehr Family Center for Implementation Science at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, in Los Angeles. You may e-mail Dr. Hochman at: mhochman@med.usc.edu or request him for a speaking engagement here.

Rachael Bedard, MD
Rachael Bedard, MD is a geriatrician and palliative care specialist in the New York City jail system. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). Dr. Bedard was admitted to ISMMS via the Humanities and Medicine program and completed her MD in 2010. She completed a primary care-internal medicine residency and chief residency at the Cambridge Health Alliance. After residency Dr. Bedard went on to complete the integrated Geriatrics and Palliative Care dual fellowship back at Mount Sinai.  Her areas of interest are palliative care and geriatrics for underserved communities, the intersections between public health and the criminal justice system, the challenges affecting aging and seriously ill incarcerated people, and writing and medicine. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two-year old daughter.