Philadelphia, PA

Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Represented: Hospitals/Health Systems

Craig Umscheid, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Vice Chair for Quality and Safety in the Department of Medicine, a practicing hospitalist, and Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Evidence-based Practice, an evidence-based practice center funded by Penn to summarize, disseminate, and implement scientific evidence to inform institutional decision making. As Medical Director of Clinical Decision Support at Penn, he has also helped develop and deploy decision support interventions and care pathways to facilitate high-value care.

Outside of Penn, Umscheid collaborates with organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist with guideline development. He also serves as the Senior Associate Director of the ECRI Institute - Penn Medicine Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC). He is an invited member of the AHRQ EPC Methods Steering Committee and the AHRQ Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network Steering Committee,a past member of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee, a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and former Chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Evidence-based Medicine Task Force.

Umscheid received his undergraduate degree from Cornell, his medical degree from Georgetown, a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from Penn, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago.

Umscheid previously served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems and the Chair of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research from August 2016 to August 2019.

Conflicts of Interest

As of January 18, 2018

  • University of Pennsylvania, Employer
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Contracts
  • PCORI, engagement award and contracts
  • Northwell Health, Grand Rounds Honorarium
  • Queen Village Animal Hospital, Veterinarian (spouse)
  • DynaMed, Advisory Board Member


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