Mark Helfand, MD, MS, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at the Oregon Health & Science University. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and practices hospital medicine at the Portland VA Medical Center, where he is a staff physician. He directs the VA Evidence-Based Synthesis Program and the Scientific Resource Center for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Effective Health Care Program. He is President of the Society for Medical Decision Making.  Dr. Helfand received an AB and BS from Stanford University, an MD and MPH from University of Illinois Medical School, and an MS in health services research from Stanford University.

Conflicts of Interest

As of January 10, 2020

Financial or Business Associations:

  • VA Portland Health Care System, Employer
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Consultant
  • Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Faculty

Personal Associations:

  • American College of Physicians, Member
  • Cochrane, Member
  • Society for Medical Decision Making, Member


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