This week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) awarded Creagh E. Milford, DO, MPH, the first-ever Anniversary Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine. As the newest addition to the IOM Anniversary Fellows Program, this award was created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of IOM’s founding. Dr. Milford earned his osteopathic medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (CCOM/MWU), and his Masters in Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Care Management and Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Dr. Milford also served as an AACOM Osteopathic Health Policy Intern in 2005. He is currently a staff physician practicing internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), serves as an Associate Medical Director for Population Health Management at Partners HealthCare, and works as an Assistant Medical Director at the Massachusetts General Physician Organization (MGPO). The two-year fellowship provides Dr. Milford with a research stipend of $25,000 to participate in and gain hands-on experience with the work of the IOM.
Fellows are expected to continue working at their main academic post and are assigned an IOM board member senior mentor. Fellows also have the opportunity to attend IOM meetings, contribute to the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, participate in the IOM Annual Meeting, and engage in a one-week orientation to health policy in Washington, DC. Learn more about the purpose of the Anniversary Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine here.
Congratulations, Dr. Milford!