Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare
Saul Weiner, MD
Dr. Weiner is Deputy Director of the Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Health Care and Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has served as Medical Education Dean, University Vice Provost and currently is Senior Advisor to the Provost. Dr. Weiner’s research focuses on identifying and preventing contextual errors in clinical decision making and care planning. His research extensively employs unannounced standardized patients, patients who audio record their visits, and clinical decision support tools enhanced with contextual information in the electronic medical record. He currently leads studies funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Weiner is the University of Illinois at Chicago 2013 Distinguished Researcher of the Year in the Clinical Sciences. His recent book Listening for What Matters: Avoiding Contextual Errors in Health Care (Oxford University Press) received the 2017 American Publishers Award for Professional & Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in the life sciences from the American Association of Publishers. Dr. Weiner’s research has been translated into practice in a variety of settings, including a national initiative he leads to improve care and services to homeless Veterans in over 30 cities. His latest book, On Becoming a Healer: The Journey from Patient Care to Caring about Your Patients is published by Johns Hopkins University Press (April 2020). He is a graduate of Harvard College, and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Weiner completed his residency at the University of Chicago, and is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar.