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Associate Professor of Medicine Chief Quality and Innovation Officer
Vice President, Healthcare Delivery Science

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.


Craig Umscheid, MD, MS, is a general internist and clinical epidemiologist who provides care for patients with acute or urgent conditions. Dr. Umscheid has dedicated his career to improving the quality and safety of patient care. He has been instrumental in developing, implementing and evaluating approaches to integrate research evidence into clinical practice across hospitals and healthcare systems.

In his efforts to advance patient care, Dr. Umscheid has collaborated with and been supported by national agencies, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has also partnered with national groups including the CDC and NIH to assist with guideline development, and co-led an AHRQ supported Evidence-Based Practice Center for over five years. Dr. Umscheid’s work has been described in more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Critical Care Medicine, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and the Journal of Hospital Medicine, and has been cited over 5000 times.


Areas of Expertise

  • Health Care Quality & Safety
  • Medical Informatics

Medical Education

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania

Other Grad Education

  • MS, University of Pennsylvania
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Former member of AHRQ's Patient Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network Steering Committee
  • Former Chair of the PCORI Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research
  • Past-member of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC)
  • Former Deputy Editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2004

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English