CHSE hosts Dr. H. Gilbert Welch

09/17/13  Portland, Ore.

Researcher on overdiagnosis, overutilization of services addresses SoM audience


H. Gilbert Welch, MD, Dartmouth Institute professor of medicine and health-policy researcher, drops by OHSU September 17 to present SoM Grand Rounds and meet with OHSU delivery-systems researchers and students. In addition to his book, "Overdiagnosed:Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health," Dr. Welch is a regular op-ed contributor to the New York Times, LA Times, and Washington Post on issues of healthcare spending and pricing, medical screening, and risk communication.

He is currently passing through Portland en route to giving the keynote speech at Bend's Pease Symposium, an event sponsored by the Central Oregon Medical Society.At Dartmouth, Dr. Welch teaches course in epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, and clinical practice.