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John Patrick T. Co, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP

Editor in Chief, Pediatrics Open Science


Vice President, Graduate Medical Education (GME), Mass General Brigham
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 


Education
BA (Biology, Economics), Cornell University
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
Pediatric Residency, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
General Pediatrics Academic Development Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management

American Board Certifications
General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Dr. John Co is a board-certified general pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Mass General Brigham. His teaching, scholarly activity, and leadership interests span several areas, including medical education, quality and patient safety, health equity, and clinical informatics. He has practiced primary care pediatrics in academic medical center, community hospital/health center, and private practice settings. Dr. Co served for over a decade as the Director of Pediatric Ambulatory Quality and Safety before becoming MGH’s inaugural Medical Director for Equity, working across departments around issues of access to care, patient experience, and bias/discrimination. As Vice President of Graduate Medical Education at Mass General Brigham, he is responsible for the strategy, operations, and innovation for one of the largest GME enterprises in the United States, which includes over 300 GME programs and 2500 trainees across academic medical centers, specialty, and community hospitals.  He was a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Foundation Board of Directors and the Expert Advisory Panel for the Children’s Hospital GME Quality Bonus System. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the State of Massachusetts’ Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety Education Advisory Group.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Co has served in editorial roles with several journals, including Ambulatory/Academic Pediatrics, Pediatrics (Quality Reports), and JAMA Pediatrics (Clinical Review and Education). He sees journals as having a critical role in translating new knowledge into policy and practices that for improving outcomes for children, families, and society broadly, and open-access journals as a means by which to improve the speed at which that knowledge results in action and improvements worldwide.

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