Vineet Arora MD MAPP, a board certified internist, is an academic hospitalist, Assistant Dean of Scholarship & Discovery, and Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment and Innovation at University of Chicago. She bridges educational and hospital leadership to engage frontline staff, including physician trainees, to improve quality, safety, and value of care. An accomplished researcher, she is current PI of numerous federal grants to develop and novel ways to use systems change and adult learning theory to improve patient experience and value of care. She has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications, with widespread coverage in the New York Times, NPR, and the Associated Press. Her research has been recognized with honors from numerous medical societies, including election into the nation's premier honor society for physician-investigators, the American Society of Clinical Investigation.
She is Director of Educational Initiatives at Costs of Care, a global non-profit organization curating clinician insights. She co-authored Understanding Value-Based Healthcare, a textbook from McGraw Hill, that was called a "masterful primer for all clinicians" by Atul Gawande. She has been named one of “20 People Who Make American Healthcare Better” by HealthLeaders Magazine.
She is a noted female voice in medicine, and received widespread media coverage in 2016 for calling on medical schools to fix the gender pay gap in medicine. She is a founding member of the Women of Impact, a 501c3 organization dedicated to realigning the health care system to meet the needs of all Americans. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Arora earned her medical degree at the Washington University in St. Louis and completed her residency, chief residency, and Masters in Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Dr. Arora is an avid tweeter @futuredocs.
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