Course Director Bios

David J. Kanarek, MD

Dr. Kanarek is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He began his career at MGH, following a fellowship, in the role of Director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory. He established a fully computerized pulmonary function laboratory, sleep laboratory, and the combined cardiopulmonary exercise laboratory. His current clinical and research interests are the interface and interaction between cardiac and pulmonary disease and the management of interstitial disease. He also practices general pulmonary medicine. He has been involved in the direction of the postgraduate course since its inception.


Kathryn A. Hibbert, MD

Kathryn A. Hibbert, MD is Director of the Medical ICU and Vice Chief for Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She received her MD degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then completed residency and chief residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and fellowship in the Harvard Pulmonary and Critical Care program. She is the Site Director for the Harvard Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship as well as the MGH site PI for the NHLBI Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Clinical Trials Network. She has completed the Harvard Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education and serves as a course director for the HMS-MIT joint medical school curriculum.


Angela Frank, MD, MPH

Angela Frank, MD, MPH is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, completed internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and pulmonary/critical care fellowship in the MGH-BWH-BIDMC Harvard combined program. She received her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She previously did research in the genetic epidemiology of AKI in septic shock. Her clinical practice now focuses on pulmonary nodules, complications of lung cancer treatment, and interstitial lung disease.


Eric Schmidt, MD

Dr. Schmidt is a physician-scientist with expertise in the pathogenesis and management of sepsis and septic organ injury (including acute kidney injury, ARDS, and persistent cognitive impairment). After obtaining his MD at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Schmidt completed residency, chief residency, and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He joined the faculty at the University of Colorado, where he received clinical and teaching awards as well as international recognition for his investigations of the glycobiology of organ injury. In July 2022, he was recruited to the Massachusetts General Hospital as the Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.