Thanks for visiting my website!

I am an infectious diseases fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  My interests include the prevention and treatment of HIV and tuberculosis, medical education, and health and human rights.

From 2012-2014, I was an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS. Before that, I worked for one year in Mozambique as clinical director of the UCSD-Maputo Central Hospital Educational Collaboration. I completed internal medicine residency in 2011 at UCSD, medical school in 2008 at the University of Pennsylvania, and my bachelor’s degree in 2003 at Brown University. Perhaps as influential as my formal education was the year I spent as an Americorps volunteer from 2003-2004, working in a Providence, Rhode Island health center. That experience taught me that the social determinants of health are found in the community and should be addressed there.

I speak decent Spanish and Portuguese and have been trying to learn Korean. My wife is also a physician and we have a young son. My father is a retired university professor and my mother is a retired nurse and poet. In my spare time, I play the fiddle, banjo, and guitar.

Please get in touch!

With best regards,

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2 thoughts on “Thanks for visiting my website!

  1. Dear Philip,

    Thanks for your note on Twitter – I tried to reply, but my note may not have come through. Although my experiments have led me to believe strongly that early exposure to tone language is conducive to developing absolute pitch, it’s still somewhat of a mystery why this ability is so rare in speakers of non-tone language. I recently published an article indicating a relationship with short term memory for verbal materials – this is posted at
    and hopefully provides a clue to the answer.
    Best wishes,

    Diana Deutsch

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