Allen B. Kachalia, MD, JD

Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Chief Quality Officer
Brigham Health

Allen Kachalia, M.D., J.D., is an academic hospitalist at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

As a practicing clinician, Dr. Kachalia regularly attends and teaches on the hospital wards with medical students and residents. Administratively, he serves as the Chief Quality Officer at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. In this role, Dr. Kachalia is charged with overseeing all of the institution-wide inpatient and ambulatory quality, safety, and performance improvement activities. Dr. Kachalia also has a law degree, and maintains research pursuits in legal issues in medicine, including malpractice system reform and disclosure of medical error, and how they relate to the quality and safety of medical care.