Stephen C. Schimpff, MD, ArMel Scientifics Center for Technology & Public Policy Research Associate on Medical Technology and Public Health, is a graduate of Yale Medical School and is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases and medical oncology. His illustrious career encompasses numerous achievements as an active clinician, groundbreaking researcher, highly respected teacher and holder of top-level managerial and leadership positions over some 25 years. His past posts include those of Chief Operating Officer of a health service system which today includes twelve hospitals, and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center, which serves 40 000 patients a year, maintains the world’s foremost trauma center and employs over 5000 people with a budget of about $1 billion. This background has ideally equipped Dr. Schimpff to study and report on the evolution of medicine and medical services and on how health policies and practices will likely evolve in response to changing demographics, consumerism, medical conditions and technologies.
Dr. Schimpff has advised multiple companies developing medical technologies and he has advised the US Army on the operating room, patient safety and hospital of the future, as well as serving on a Congressionally directed review team on the design of the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
He has edited three textbooks and published over 200 scientific articles as well as two books for general readers, The Future of Medicine and The Future of Health Care Delivery.
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