Deborah Blazey-Martin

MD, MPH, Chief, Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care

Tufts Medical Center

Dr. Blazey-Martin is the Chief of Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and the Medical Director of Tufts Medical Center Community Care. She is a board member of the Wellforce MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO), and former member of the New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA) Board of Trustees.  She was also a founding board member of and NEQCA Accountable Care, Inc., which created a successful Medicare Shared Saving Program ACO across the NEQCA network. In addition to leading primary care at Tufts, she sees patients, precepts internal medicine residents, and is a founding member of the Tufts Medical Center Physician’s Organization Women in Medicine and Science Committee.

From 2007-2010, Dr. Blazey-Martin left Tufts to work as the Medical Director of Women of Means (now known as Healthcare Without Walls), a physician-run non-profit organization that brings volunteer physicians to Boston-area women’s shelters to provide free medical care. During her time as Medical Director, she studied access to primary care for homeless women in the mainstream health care system.

In 2010, Dr. Blazey-Martin returned to Tufts Medical Center as Assistant Chief for Quality in the Division of Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care. In 2012, she completed her MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health in Clinical Effectiveness, and in 2013 assumed her current role as Chief of the Division of Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care, becoming the first woman Division Chief in the Department of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center.

Since becoming Chief, Dr. Blazey-Martin has worked towards increasing primary care access and services. She has led growth in primary care adding multiple affiliated community practices and growing the academic medical center practice to serve more than 38,500 patients. The main practice has repeatedly certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) at the highest level, is recognized as a Massachusetts PCMH Prime Integrated Behavioral Health practice, and has been recognized nationally for work on better managing patients on chronic opioids.

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