Voices that Transform ABIM: Dr. Vineet Arora

Dr. Vineet Arora, a board certified internist, is an academic hospitalist, Assistant Dean of Scholarship & Discovery, and Director of Graduate Medical Education, Clinical Learning Environment and Innovation, at University of Chicago. She has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, with coverage in The New York Times, NPR and the Associated Press.  For her work, she has received the American College of Physicians Walter J. McDonald Young Physician Award, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Excellence in Hospital Medicine Research Award and the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Fred Brancati Leadership and Mentorship Award. In 2011, she was named as one of 20 People Who Make American Healthcare Better by HealthLeaders Magazine.

As a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors, she believes that her voice as a physician is important for promoting safe, quality care for patients.

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“I serve because I believe strongly that we have a voice and physicians should use their voice to basically promote health for patients. So when I think about how to ensure quality and safety care for the patients that we have with this evolving new medical information coming our way, I think of making mastery, making sure that we’re keeping up. How do we signal to the public that we’re keeping up, to each other, and to ourselves? So I think I believe that I serve because there are good ways to do that and we have an impact that we can make in making sure that our diplomates are keeping up, and that’s why I serve.”