Paul Heidenreich, MD


Bio:   Dr. Paul Heidenreich is Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He serves as a Vice-Chair for Quality in the Department of Medicine. He is also the Acting Medical Director of the Stanford Echocardiography Laboratory. He is a practicing non-invasive cardiologist and active clinical researcher. He has an extensive background in outcomes and health services research in the areas of technology assessment including use of screening with diagnostic tests, quality improvement, and economic analyses. He served as Chair of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association's (AHA) Task Force on Performance Measurement, the AHA Council on Quality of Car and Outcomes Research and the AHA Get With the Guidelines Steering Committee.

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: University of Chicago School of Medicine (1988) IL
  • Fellowship: UCSF Cardiology Fellowship (1995) CA
  • Residency: UCSF-Internal Medicine (1992) CA
  • Internship: University of California, Los Angeles (1990) CA
  • MD, University of Chicago, Medicine (1988)
  • MS, Stanford University, Health Services Research (1998)

Honors & Awards

  • Clinical Divisional Teaching Award, Stanford University, Department of Medicine (2001)
  • Clinical Divisional Teaching Award, Stanford University, Department of Medicine (2008)
  • E. William Hancock Cardiovascular Medicine Teaching Award, Stanford University, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology (2001)

Administrative Appointments

  • Vice-Chair for Quality, Department of Medicine (2015 - Present)

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