Valerie Pietry, MD
CMO, Family Health Center of Worcester
Dr. Valerie Pietry serves as Chief Medical Officer at Family Health Center of Worcester, a culturally diverse, urban, teaching community health center, where she has practiced Family Medicine for 25 years. Dr. Pietry is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Dr. Pietry's clinical focus has been on the care of underserved children and their families within Family Medicine and School-based Health Center models. In particular she has developed models for family-centered and school-based ADHD care and developmental-behavioral approaches to building awareness of the impact of toxic stress on children and families in urban underserved communities.
Dr. Pietry championed practice transformation and the development of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model at Family Health Center of Worcester, working in collaboration with state-level initiatives and national-level accrediting organizations. In her role as CMO, she has championed the adoption of Lean management strategies and inclusive systems approaches to practice improvement and innovation at the health center. She continues to lead the health center forward into the value-based environment of the Accountable Care Organization model of care delivery.
Dr. Pietry attained her MD with honors from Dartmouth Medical School and completed her Family Medicine residency at Brown University. She holds a Master of Science degree in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she completed research in medical decision analysis and medical informatics. She completed her undergraduate studies in physics, with honors, at the Johns Hopkins University.