Pierre Named Associate Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Community Health

Claire-Cecile Pierre, MD, has been named the new associate chief medical officer (ACMO) and vice president of Community Health, effective Nov. 1.

In this role, Pierre will lead the Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) and serve as the clinical and programmatic leader of Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center and Brookside Community Health Center.

In partnership with colleagues at the Brigham, across Mass General Brigham and throughout the local community, Pierre will implement a robust agenda to address social determinants of health, improve access to digital health and multilingual health care and build infrastructure for continually measuring and improving the health of the local community. Additionally, she will lead the CCHHE’s efforts aimed at dismantling racism and other forms of inequity through a community-based health care delivery system and community programs.

Pierre comes from Harbor Health Services, where she has served as chief medical officer for a network of seven clinical sites serving more than 30,000 patients in Boston, the South Shore and the Cape since 2018. She has also served in leadership roles at the South End Community Health Center and Partners In Health. She holds a faculty appointment at the Center for Primary Care and Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and serves on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Health Equity Advisory Group. Pierre also holds an interest in Healthcare Entrepreneurship, an area she worked on at Babson College, where she launched the Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. She earned her medical degree at Howard University in the BS/MD combined accelerated program and completed her internal medicine residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, where she also served as chief resident.

Taylor Joins Department of Surgery

Erin Taylor, MD, has joined the Brigham as an associate surgeon in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Taylor received her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Bowdoin College and her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program and received additional fellowship training in microsurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Her research experience includes the National Institutes of Health, Columbia University, Harvard Medical School and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her most recent research focuses on postoperative pain control, patient-reported outcome measures after breast reconstruction, surgeon-based 3D printing in vascularized bone transfer and free functional muscle transfer. She is an active participant in scientific societies and was previously on the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NESPS) Board of Directors, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Resident Council and the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident Advisory Board.

Taylor’s clinical and research interests are complex oncologic reconstruction, microsurgery and lymphatic surgery. She is dedicated to resident and medical student education at Harvard Medical School and national conferences.

Pennell Departs

Page Pennell, MD, has departed the Brigham and joined University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as the chair of the Department of Neurology.

At the Brigham, Pennell was vice chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Neurology and director of research for the Division of Epilepsy, with a secondary appointment in the Division of Women’s Health. She recently completed her term as president of the American Epilepsy Society. Pennell practiced as a neurologist at the Brigham for 12 years, and she served as vice chair for Academic Affairs for two years.