Harvard Medical School Professor of Medicine Russell S. Phillips has been appointed inaugural director of HMS’s Center for Primary Care by Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine. Andrew L. Ellner, instructor in medicine, will assume the position of co-director. Both Phillips and Ellner, along with Professor of Medicine David Bates, co-led the center on an interim basis. Bates will continue to work with the center closely as an adviser.“As the national crisis in primary care looms, the need is as great as ever for leaders who will guide innovative solutions,” said Flier. “Drs. Phillips and Ellner clearly possess the leadership, expertise, and passion essential for effecting transformative, global impact in primary care.”Read the full announcement.