Robert Wachter, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||505 Parnassus Avenue|
San Francisco CA 94117
|Stanford University||Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars||1990||Health Policy, Ethics, Epidemiology|
|University of California, San Francisco||Chief Resident||1988||Internal Medicine|
|University of California, San Francisco||Residency ||1986||Internal Medicine|
|University of Pennsylvania||M.D.||1983||School of Medicine|
|Modern Healthcare magazine||2016||#4 Most Influential Physician-Executive in the United States|
|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|
|Perelman Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine||2015||Alumni of the Year award|
|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
||2016||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 Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. The department is generally ranked among the top handful in the U.S., and is the nation’s leading recipient of NIH grants. Wachter is author of 250 articles and 6 books. He coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is often 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 past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine. In the safety and quality arenas, he edits the U.S. government’s leading website on patient safety and has written two books on the subject, including Internal Bleeding and Understanding Patient Safety, the world’s best selling safety primer. In 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety. In 2016, Modern Healthcare magazine ranked him as the fourth most influential physician-executive in the U.S., his ninth consecutive year in the top 50 (he was #1 on the list in 2015). He has served on the healthcare advisory boards of several companies, including Google. His 2015 book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, was a New York Times science bestseller. He recently chaired a blue ribbon commission advising England’s National Health Service on its digital strategy.
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