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Robert Wachter, MD, Chair of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco: “Covid-19: What Have We Learned, and How Will it Change the Future of Healthcare?”
October 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Robert M. Wachter, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. 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 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety. Thirteen times, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked him as one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S.; he was #1 on the list in 2015. 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. In 2020, his frequent tweets on Covid-19 were viewed over 60 million times by 112,000 followers and served as a trusted source of information on the clinical, public health, and policy issues surrounding the pandemic.