Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA is the Constance B. Wofsy Distinguished Professor and Vice-Chair of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, and Chief of Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. He has experience in patient-oriented research, clinical epidemiology and outcomes and effectiveness research using randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, cost-effectiveness analysis, meta-analysis, retrospective analyses of administrative databases and survey research. He has developed and measured patient outcomes in chronic kidney disease. Prior to his role at UCSF, Dr. Powe was the James F. Fries University Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins University where he directed the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research and the Training, Education and Career Development Programs for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. A former chair of the National Advisory Committee of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Dr. Powe earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School and a master's in public health at Harvard School of Public Health. He completed residency, was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and completed a master's in business administration at the University of Pennsylvania.

Conflicts of Interest

As of November 23, 2020

Financial or Business Associations:

  • University of California San Francisco, Employer
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Grants
  • American Society of Nephrology, Editor
  • National Institutes of Health, Grants

Personal Associations:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Advisory Board member
  • Institute of Medicine, Member
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation, Member
  • Association of American Physicians, Member
  • Society of General Internal Medicine, Member
  • American College of Physicians, Member
  • American Society of Nephrology, Member
  • AcademyHealth, Member
  • American Public Health Association, Member
  • American Epidemiology Society, Member
  • American Clinical and Climatological Association, Member
  • Journal of the American Medical Association, Advisory Council Member (Non-compensated position)


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