Faculty Profile


Craig Umscheid
Section of General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
CraigUmscheid@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
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Chief Quality and Innovation Officer, Vice President for Healthcare Delivery Science, and Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation, University of Chicago Medicine

Academic Interests

Dr. Umscheid is a practicing general internist and clinical epidemiologist who serves as the Chief Quality and Innovation Officer, Vice President for Healthcare Delivery Science, and Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation at the University of Chicago Medicine. His career has been dedicated to improving the quality, safety and value of patient care by developing, implementing and evaluating systems and methods to integrate research evidence into practice across provider organizations. This work has been supported by AHRQ, PCORI, CDC and NIH, and has been described in over 100 peer-reviewed publications and cited over 5000 times. Until recently he was an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Vice Chair for Quality and Safety for Penn's Department of Medicine, and Director of Penn Medicine's Center for Evidence-based Practice. Dr. Umscheid has collaborated with organizations including the CDC to assist with guideline development, and co-led an AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center for over five years. He is a member of AHRQ's Patient Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network Steering Committee, a former Chair of the PCORI Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research, a past-member of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC), and a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Umscheid provides care to patients with urgent or acute general internal medicine needs. He provides this care to patients who visit the general internal medicine urgent care clinic, as well as patients admitted to general internal medicine units at the University of Chicago Medicine
 

Publications

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Training

  • BA, 1996, Cornell University, Biology
  • MD, 2001, Georgetown University, Medicine
  • Residency, 2004, University of Chicago, Internal Medicine
  • Physician-Scientist Fellow, 2006, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Medicine
  • MSCE, 2006, University of Pennsylvania, Clinical Epidemiology
  • AMIA Program Certificate, 2010, Oregon Health and Science University, Biomedical Informatics - AMIA