Mike Wagner, MD

Chief of Internal Medicine & Adult Primary Care
Tufts Medical Center

Dr. Wagner is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH. After completing his chief residency he came to Boston in 1990 to become a member of the academic faculty practice in General Internal Medicine at New England Medical Center. Over the past twenty years Dr. Wagner has held various clinical and administrative posts including residency training program director in Rochester NY, Vice President for Ambulatory Medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center, and recently served as the CEO for a national hospitalist physician practice management company out of Dallas Texas. He returned to Tufts Medical Center in 2008 to be the Chief of Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care.

Clinically, Dr. Wagner is a practicing internist with a focus on inpatient medicine and a limited ambulatory practice. In addition to his work at Tufts, Dr. Wagner has held privileges and worked clinically as a hospitalist at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Lawrence Memorial in Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose Massachusetts. He has also worked in several academic and non-academic hospitals in upstate New York. His experience in academic and community settings, and primary care-inpatient medicine give him a unique experience and perspective on health care delivery.

Currently, Dr. Wagner is working on the design and operations of a hospital based primary care adult medicine practice. General Medical Associates, GMA, is Tufts’ onsite adult primary care practice located above the Wang Theater here in Boston. The practice cares for about 34,000 patients who mostly live in Boston and the surrounding metropolitan area. GMA and Tufts Medical Center are part of the New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA) an affiliated physician network of over 1200 physicians caring for 135,000 covered lives from Lowell to the Cape.

Dr. Wagner also serves as the Vice Chair for the Institutional Review Board of Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University Health Sciences and is the Physician Advisor for Clinical Information Technology at the Medical Center. The major projects Dr. Wagner is working on include re-organizing the primary care practice to fulfill goals of a patient centered medical home, implementing clinical information technology solutions in ambulatory electronic medical records and inpatient computerized order entry, and participates in projects aimed at integrating clinical services across our physician-hospital network.