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Steven M. Asch MD, MPH is a Vice-Chief for Research, Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University and the Associate Chief of Staff for Clinical Effectiveness at the Palo Alto VA. Dr. Asch also serves as an Associate Dean for Research, leading the KL2 Research Training Program, the Stanford Intermountain Fellowship, and VA fellowships in Health Services Research and Informatics. In total, he has mentored and supervised over 80 graduate student and post-doctoral fellows and physicians.Dr. Asch’s research evaluates quality measurement and improvement systems, testing organizational innovations to make medical care more collaborative and efficient using implementation science methods. He is a practicing internist and palliative care physician and the author of more than 450 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Asch has been awarded and honored for his teaching and research including: VA Health Services Career Development Award, 1997, 2000, 2001; Presidential Early Career Scientists and Engineer Award (PECASE), 2004, Daniel Deykin Mentorship Award 2016; and Under Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research, VA’s highest HSR&D honor, 2019.
Steven M. Asch MD, MPH is the Vice-Chief for Research, Stanford Division of Primary Care and Population Health 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 has directed the Center of Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i), focusing on how to maximize value by testing organizational innovations to improve medical care. His educational efforts are focused on training physician fellows in health services research and junior faculty in the KL2 program, for which he serves as an Associate Dean. Dr. Asch is a tenured professor and practicing internist and palliative care physician and the author of more than 450 peer-reviewed articles.