Steven J. Atlas, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine

Steven J. Atlas, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine

Dr. Steven J. Atlas reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Atlas is an associate physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Atlas is a national expert on low back pain disorders. His research focuses on quality improvement efforts to understand patterns of care for patients seen in primary care networks and to create new ways to manage those patients.

Education and Training

MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1987

Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1987–1990

MPH in Quantitative Methods: Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1990

Clinical and Research Fellow in Internal Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1990–1993


American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

  • Associate Professor in Medicine, 2010–present
  • Assistant Professor in Medicine, 2002–2009
  • Instructor in Medicine, 1993-2001

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

Dr. Atlas has been a speaker at the annual meeting of the North American Spine Society.

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