Stephan D. Fihn
EducationMPH University of Washington, 1981 (Health Services)
MD St Louis University, 1977
BS , 1973 (Chemistry)
Contact Infoemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
VA Health Services R&D
Center of Excellence
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98101
Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
campus box: 359780
Professor Fihn is a general internist with interests in measurement and and evaluating models of health care delivery. He also serves as Head of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine and as Director of the Office of Analytics and Business Intelligence for the Department of Veterans Affairs. In the past he studied interventions to improve quality of care and outcomes for a variety of clinical conditions including urinary tract infections, chronic anticoagulation and ischemic heart disease. His recent work addresses developing and evaluating system-level interventions to enhance primary care delivery and population health such as the Patient Centered Medical Home in the VA system.
Wong ES, Rosland AM, Fihn SD, Nelson KM. Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation in the Veterans Health Administration and Primary Care Use: Differences by Patient Comorbidity Burden. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Dec;31(12):1467-1474. PMID: 27503440 PMCID: PMC5130955
Simonetti JA, Sylling PW, Nelson K, Taylor L, Mohr DC, Curtis I, Schectman G, Fihn SD, Helfrich CD. Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation and Burnout Among VA Primary Care Employees. J Ambul Care Manage. 2017 Apr/Jun;40(2):158-166. doi: 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000160. PMID: 27893518
Nelson K, Schwartz G, Hernandez S, Simonetti J, Curtis I, Fihn SD. The Association Between Neighborhood Environment and Mortality: Results from a National Study of Veterans. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27815763
Levine GN, Bates ER, Bittl JA, Brindis RG, Fihn SD, Fleisher LA, Granger CB, Lange RA, Mack MJ, Mauri L, Mehran R, Mukherjee D, Newby LK, O'Gara PT, Sabatine MS, Smith PK, Smith SC Jr, Halperin JL, Levine GN, Al-Khatib SM, Birtcher KK, Bozkurt B, Brindis RG, Cigarroa JE, Curtis LH, Fleisher LA, Gentile F, Gidding S, Hlatky MA, Ikonomidis JS, Joglar JA, Pressler SJ, Wijeysundera DN. 2016 ACC/AHA guideline focused update on duration of dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with coronary artery disease: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov;152(5):1243-1275. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.07.044. PMID: 27751237
Cohort study conducted at Group Health of Puget Sound
Population-Based Assessments of Health and Satisfaction Using ACQUIP
Secondary analyses of a large, longtitudinal dataset containing information on over 30,000 primary care patients from 7 VA medical centers.
Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI), Ischemic Heart Disease Coordinating Center
Coordinating center for several quality improvement/research projects in the Dept. of Veteran Affairs.