Dr. Gordon (Gordy) Schiff is a practicing general internist; associate director of Brigham and Women’s Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice (Quality); safety director for the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Center for Primary Care; and associate professor of Medicine at HMS. He also serves as the course director of the HMS Masters Program in Quality and Safety Special Topics course.
Dr. Schiff worked for more than three decades at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where he directed the General Medicine Clinic, led the Department of Medicine Quality program, and chaired the institution’s P&T (Formulary) Committee, in addition to serving as professor of medicine at Rush Medical College.
Dr. Schiff has published widely in the areas of medication and diagnosis safety, having authored 250 papers and chapters, including several papers detailing conservative prescribing and diagnosis practices as ways to transform current unsafe and costly use of drugs and diagnostic testing. He chairs the editorial board of Medical Care and serves on editorial boards of the Journal of Public Health Policy and BMJ Quality and Safety in Healthcare.
A longtime advocate for Medicare for All, Dr. Schiff is a founding member and past president of PNHP.