Craig Umscheid, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

Craig A. Umscheid, MD, MSCE is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Vice Chair for Quality and Safety in the Department of Medicine, a practicing hospitalist, and Director of the Center for Evidence-based Practice (CEP), an evidence-based practice center funded by the University of Pennsylvania to support patient care quality, safety, and value through evidence-based practice. To accomplish this mission, CEP performs rapid systematic reviews to inform institutional decision-making, translates evidence into practice through clinical decision support interventions and clinical pathways, and provides education in evidence-based quality improvement to trainees, staff, and faculty. He is also Medical Director of Clinical Decision Support at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Senior Fellow in the Institute for Biomedical Informatics and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Dr. Umscheid directs the Critical Appraisal course (Epi 806) in the research certificate program and the graduate student course in Systematic Reviews (Epi 582). Outside of the University of Pennsylvania, he collaborates with organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist with guideline development. In addition, he serves as the Senior Associate Director of the ECRI Institute – Penn Medicine Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC), one of 12 such centers funded to perform comparative effectiveness reviews to inform national healthcare policy. He is Chair of the PCORI Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research, and an invited member of the  AHRQ Patient Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network (PCCDS-LN) Steering Committee and the AHRQ EPC Methods Steering Committee, a past-member of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC), a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and former Chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine's Evidence-based Medicine Task Force. Dr. Umscheid received his undergraduate degree from Cornell, his medical degree from Georgetown, and a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where he is a Senior Scholar. His post graduate training includes a Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, and a Physician-Scientist Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.