The Department of Surgery Office of Professional Development is led by Jennifer J. Shin, MD, SM, vice chair for Faculty Development.

Jennifer J. Shin, MD, SM
Associate Surgeon, Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Vice Chair, Faculty Development, Department of Surgery
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs at Longwood, Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Shin is a graduate of Harvard Radcliffe College and Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency and fellowship training in the Harvard Program and was a fellow of the National Institutes of Health and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She also holds a degree in epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Shin has a longstanding interest in evidence-based practice and has served as chair of the Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Leadership Group for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. She also served as co-chair of the expert panel convened by the academy to develop their national clinical consensus statement on pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis, and she served as vice chair of the clinical practice guideline on otitis media with effusion, a multidisciplinary effort supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also chairs one of the specialty’s seven clinical advisory committees, which are cooperative endeavors encompassing the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and subspecialty societies, such as the American Laryngological Association and the American Neurotology Society.

Dr. Shin also serves as the deputy editor for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and her first book, Evidence-Based Otolaryngology (2008), was among the publisher’s most accessed works and has had over 55,000 downloads.


Ashley Morales-Garcia, BA
Program Manager, Office of Professional Development
Department of Surgery

Morales-Garcia is a graduate from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she majored in psychology and pre-medical sciences. She holds a master’s in healthcare administration (MHA) from Boston College Woods College of Advancing Studies.




Nathan J. Burke, MBA
Program Advisor, Office of Professional Development
Department of Surgery

Burke is a graduate of Suffolk University and completed his MBA at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, where he graduated with a distinction in business and social innovation. Prior to joining Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Burke worked most recently at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), where he held a number of positions related to accountable care, project management and innovation. Burke is currently a co-chair of the Higher Education Network for the American College of Healthcare Executives of Massachusetts, as well as an alumni board member and leadership development coach at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Burke also previously served on the Board of Directors for the Special Olympics of Massachusetts.

In addition to his role as program advisor, Burke also serves as administrative director for the Division of Oral Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.