Teamwork has become textbook at top medical schools. Why it was a necessary shift, and how Michigan Medicine has led the charge.
Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.
Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., is executive vice president for Medical Affairs at the University of Michigan and dean of the U-M Medical School. Runge earned his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed a cardiology fellowship at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, was a faculty member at Harvard and also served as executive dean for the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Runge has been a physician-scientist for his entire career, combining basic and translational research with the care of patients with cardiovascular diseases and education. He is the author of over 200 publications in the field and holds five patents for novel approaches in health care.
The Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI) program enables health care systems to collect, analyze and share real-time evidence about what works in clinical settings.
As Vice President Joe Biden rolls out his “cancer moonshot” program, designed to further treatment breakthroughs and improve patient care, multidisciplinary teamwork is key.