Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Steven M. Asch MD, MPH is the Vice-Chief for Research, Stanford Division of General Medical Disciplines and the Associate Chief of Staff for Clinical Effectiveness at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. He develops and evaluates quality measurement and improvement systems using implementation science methods. Dr. Asch has led several national projects developing broad-based quality measurement tools for veterans, Medicare beneficiaries, and the community. He directs the Center of Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) that focuses on how to maximize value by testing organizational innovations to make medical care more collaborative and efficient. His educational efforts are focused on training physician fellows in health services research. Dr. Asch is a tenured professor and practicing internist and palliative care physician and the author of more than 400 peer-reviewed articles.