Robert Wachter, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||505 Parnassus Avenue|
San Francisco CA 94117
|Stanford University||Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars||Health Policy, Ethics, Epidemiology||1990|
|University of California, San Francisco||Chief Resident||Internal Medicine||1988|
|University of California, San Francisco||Residency ||Internal Medicine||1986|
|University of Pennsylvania||M.D.||School of Medicine||1983|
|Modern Healthcare magazine||2015||#1 Most Influential Physician-Executive in the United States|
|The New York Times||2015||"The Digital Doctor" on the Science Bestseller List|
|American Board of Internal Medicine||2013
||2014||Chair of the Board|
|Assoc of Specialty Professors of Medicine||2011||Neilson Distinguished Professor Award (leadership of specialty medicine in US)|
|Fulbright Commission||2011||US-UK Fulbright Scholar (study at Imperial College London)|
|Society of Hospital Medicine||2010||Master of Hospital Medicine|
|UCSF||2008||Holly Smith Award for exceptional service to School of Medicine|
|2007||Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine|
|Modern Healthcare magazine||2007
||2015||Named one of 50 most influential physician-executives in US|
|National Quality Forum/Joint Commission||2004||John M Eisenberg Award (nation's top honor in patient safety)|
|Society of Hospital Medicine||2000||First elected president|
|UCSF||1996||Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award|
Robert M. Wachter, MD is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also directs the 60-physician Division of Hospital Medicine. Author of 250 articles and 6 books, he coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine. He is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine, and the immediate past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
In the safety and quality arenas, he edits the US government’s two leading websites on safety (they receive about one million yearly visits). In 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety. For the past eight years, Modern Healthcare magazine has named him one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S.; in 2015, he was first on the list. He has served on the healthcare advisory boards of several companies, including Google. His blog, www.wachtersworld.org, is one of the nation’s most popular healthcare blogs. His 2015 book, "The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age," received stellar reviews and was a New York Times science bestseller.
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