The State of the UCSF Department of Medicine
In this yearly DOM update, Bob Wachter will review the department’s educational, clinical, and research programs and performance over the past couple of years. This particular update will focus mostly on the UCSF Health component of the department, although it should be of interest to our entire DOM community. Bob will highlight some of the emerging challenges — such as burnout, hybrid work, and a tight UCSF Health budget — and opportunities, such as in DEI and digital transformation.
Robert Wachter, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF, a position he has held since 2016. He is also the Holly Smith Professor of Science and Medicine and the Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine. He is author of 300 articles in the medical literature as well as many others in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. He coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is often considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing medical specialty in US history. He has written six books, including The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age(2016), a New York Times science bestseller. His honors include selection as the most influential physician in the United States (Modern Healthcare Magazine, 2015), the John M. Eisenberg award (nation’s top honor in patient safety, 2004), and election to the National Academy of Medicine (2020). From 2020-23, his tweets on Covid-19 were viewed over 500 million times by 275,000 followers and served as a trusted source of information on the clinical, public health, and policy issues surrounding the pandemic.
The talk will will be hybrid, with both in-person and Zoom options. It will also be videotaped and available to those within the UCSF network.
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Lunch will be provided
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