Dr. Christine Cassel - A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Healthcare Today

2/14/2019; 55 minutes

Dr. Christine Cassel, Presidential Chair in the Department of Medicine at UCSF, talks with Dr. Wachter about her career in healthcare and policy, including her burgeoning interests in new technologies and their impact on the practice of medicine. Cassel has had a storied career in a several areas in healthcare, including geriatrics, ethics, and health policy. She served as chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Mt. Sinai, the Dean at Oregon Health Sciences University, and the CEO of two major national organizations: the National Quality Forum and the American Board of Internal Medicine. While at ABIM, she launched campaigns to promote professionalism in medicine and cost consciousness ("Choosing Wisely"). Before coming to UCSF, she was the planning dean for Kaiser Permanente's new medical school in Southern California. She also served on President Obama's Council on Science and Technology. (#34468)

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