Editor Profile

Sylvia C.W. McKean, MD, FACP

Past Associate Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Hospital Medicine Board

Dr. McKean is the Medical Director of the BWF Hospitalist Service, which serves inpatients at both Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Faulkner Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is a Scholar in the Harvard Medical School Academy in recognition of excellence in medical education and commitment to improvement and innovation in medical education. During the past decade, Dr. McKean has received more than a dozen awards for leadership excellence and teaching. In recognition of her outstanding classroom skills, she received the Society of Hospital Medicine's 2006 Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. McKean wrote for NEJM Journal Watch Hospital Medicine since its inception in 2007.

This information reflects Dr. McKean's annual report of disclosable interests at the time she was last affiliated with NEJM Journal Watch, in 2009.


Speaker's bureau


Editorial boards

Today’s Hospitalist

Leadership positions in professional societies

Society of Hospital Medicine (Director, 2008 Annual Meeting)

Summaries by Sylvia McKean