Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP
2014 Senior Faculty Scholars
Dr. Arora is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean of Scholarship & Discovery, and Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment and Innovation at the University Of Chicago Medicine. As an academic hospitalist, her work broadly focuses on evaluating educational and clinical practice innovations that aim to improve the quality, safety, and value of care delivered by trainees in teaching hospitals. Her work to improve handoffs, supervision, professionalism and teaching value have been widely used by medical educators and has resulted in over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including JAMA and Annals of Internal Medicine, and have been featured in popular press such as the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and the Associated Press. She has provided testimony to the Institute of Medicine on resident duty hours and handoffs, and has testified to Congress on the need for physician payment reform. She is Principal Investigator of an NIH R01 to evaluate the effectiveness of a peer-led social media intervention to boost interest in research careers among youth and of an NIH R25 to train hospital staff to recognize sleep disorders and improve the sleep environment for hospitalized patients.
For her work, Dr. Arora has been recognized as ACP Hospitalist magazine’s Top Hospitalist in 2009, one of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better” by HealthLeaders Media magazine in 2011, and as a Master to the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators at the University of Chicago. She has also been recognized both locally and nationally for her outstanding mentorship of trainees and faculty through the SGIM’s Midcareer Education Mentorship Award, and the John D Arnold Mentoring Award and the Senior Faculty Education Mentorship Award at University of Chicago Medicine. As Co-Director of the Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching, and Scholarship (MERITS) fellowship, she has also mentored numerous faculty and fellows in their scholarly work. An active user of social media, Dr. Arora regularly tweets about current issues facing medical education @futuredocs.