Positions

Professor
Medicine-Health Srvcs Research
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Associate Chief of Staff for Research
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston, Texas, United States
Director, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety (IQuESt)
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston, Texas, United States

Education

MD from Case Western Reserve University
Internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Internal Medicine
Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Internal Medicine
Fellowship at Harvard Medical School
General Internal Medicine
BS from University of California, Davis
MPH from Harvard School of Public Health

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

Member, Strategic Advisory Committee
Member, External Advisory Board
Member, CMS Technical Expert Panel
Member, Executive Committee
Member, National Advisory Committee
Member, Technical Expert Panel
Member, Quality Measures Workgroup
Established Investigator Award
Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award
Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year

Professional Interests

  • Assessment of the influence the financing and organization of health care services (structure) upon the quality (process and outcome) of health care to enhance the value of health care
  • Implementing best evidence into best clinical practice, emphasizing the results of comparative effectiveness research
  • Development of state-of-the-art methods for assessing the quality of health care for cardiovascular disease
  • Rigorous studies of health policy interventions

Memberships

American College of Physicians
Association of American Physicians
American Clinical and Climatological Association