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Mark Helfand M.D., M.P.H.

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    • Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Mark Helfand, MD, MS, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at the Oregon Health & Science University. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and practices hospital medicine at the Portland VA Medical Center, where he is a staff physician and directs the VA Evidence-Based Synthesis Program Coordinating Center. In 2014, he was named the director of US Cochrane West. He was Editor-in-chief of Medical Decision Making from 2005 to 2012. Dr. Helfand received an AB and BS from Stanford University, an MD and MPH from University of Illinois Medical School, and an MS in health services research from Stanford University.

Areas of interest

  • Peer review, journal editing, and research communication
  • Research synthesis methods
  • Health experiences research


  • B.S., Stanford, Stanford California United States 1979
  • A.B., Stanford, Palo Alto California United States 1979
  • Internship:

    • Straight Medical Internship, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Residency:

    • Medicine Residency, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship:

    • NCHSR Fellow, Stanford University
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine

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