Featured speaker: Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH
Chief of Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan
 

Dr. Sanjay Saint is the Chief of Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan.

His research focuses on patient safety, implementation science and medical decision-making. He has authored approximately 300 peer-reviewed papers with over 110 appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet or the Annals of Internal Medicine. He serves on the editorial board of seven peer-reviewed journals including the Annals of Internal Medicine, is a Special Correspondent to the New England Journal of Medicine, and is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP).

He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, and has given a TEDx talk on culture change in healthcare. He is also the lead author of the book Preventing Hospital Infections: Real-World Problems, Realistic Solutions published by Oxford University Press. In 2016, he received the Mark Wolcott Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs as the National VA Physician of the Year and was elected as an international honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London).

Dr. Saint received his medical doctorate from UCLA, completed a medical residency and chief residency at the University of California at San Francisco, and obtained a Master of Public Health (as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar) from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been a visiting professor at over 75 universities and hospitals in the United States, Europe and Japan, and has active research studies underway with investigators in Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Australia and Thailand.