Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Scholarship and Discovery
Vineet Arora, MD, AM'03 is Assistant Dean of Scholarship & Discovery and Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment and Innovation at University of Chicago. In the latter role, she bridges educational and hospital leadership to integrate residents and fellows into the quality, safety, and value missions of the institution. Dr. Arora is committed to mentoring students in scholarly work and directs the popular NIH-funded Pritzker Summer Research Program. Through AHRQ, NIH, and ABIM Foundation funding, she has developed and evaluated novel interventions that combine systems change with adult learning theory to improve care and learning in teaching hospitals. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, often with medical students, with coverage in the New York Times, NPR, and the Associated Press.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Internal Medicine. As the Director of Educational Initiatives at Costs of Care, she co-chaired the Teaching Value Choosing Wisely Challenge and co-authored Understanding Value-Based Healthcare, from McGraw Hill. 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 to “20 People Who Make American Healthcare Better” by HealthLeaders Magazine.
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 regularly tweets about medical education, technology, and health policy at @futuredocs.