Read G. Pierce, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where he is a hospitalist, clinician, educator, and physician leader. Dr. Pierce has broad interests in medical education, health systems improvement, health care financing, and policy.
He is a graduate of UCSF’s Teaching Scholars Program, UCSF’s Institute for Physician Leadership, and Intermountain Healthcare’s Advanced Training Program. He attended medical school at UCSF, where he completed an Area of Concentration in Health Systems/Health Leadership, and then did his internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston before returning to UCSF for residency and chief residency in internal medicine.
He subsequently founded the Section of Hospital Medicine at San Francisco VA Medical Center, where he led rapid expansion of the group to include more than a dozen hospitalists covering surgical co-management, medical consultation, and inpatient medicine teaching services. He simultaneously directed an intensive, 2-year training program for UCSF residents seeking advanced skills in quality, safety, health policy, and leadership.
In 2012, he moved to University of Colorado (CU), where he directs a longitudinal, 3-year leadership development curriculum embedded in CU’s internal medicine residency. He oversees quality improvement and clinical innovation for CU’s Hospital Medicine Group, and is Director of the Certificate Training Program, an advanced systems improvement course for clinical leaders supported by CU’s Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency. He is an active member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and Society of General Internal Medicine.