Benjamin Rome

Assistant Professor

Dr. Rome is a general internist and health policy researcher at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member in the Division of Pharmacology and Pharmacoeconomics in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Within the Division, Dr. Rome works within the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL), where he studies how federal and state policies influence the regulation, use, and cost of prescription drugs and the resulting effects on patient access, affordability, and clinical outcomes. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Health Affairs, and BMJ. His research has also been featured in a Congressional report about rising prescription drug prices and he has testified about the regulation and cost of medications in front of the US House of Representatives. In 2022, he was selected as an Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Rome trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a practicing primary care physician at the Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He serves as the Site Co-Director for the HMS Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care and the Assistant Director for the Brigham and Women's Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Management and Leadership Pathway. He received his undergraduate degree in community health from Brown University, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and his Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.