Michael Pfeffer, MD
Michael Pfeffer, MD, FACP serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer for the UCLA Health Sciences, which is comprised of the UCLA Hospital System, the UCLA Faculty Practice Group, and the David Geffen School of Medicine.
Michael is responsible for the development and operations of the information systems, the overall health IT strategic plan, and the implementation of transformative and innovative technologies to further UCLA’s mission of healing humankind one patient at a time. With UCLA’s initial “Big-Bang” go-live in March 2013, Michael was the lead physician for UCLA’s electronic health record encompassing over 26,000 users.
Michael also serves as a core faculty member for the internal medicine residency program, focusing on information technology solutions for educating residents and improving transitions of care. In addition, he continues to practice as an academic hospitalist, working with residents and medical students in the care of patients.
Michael graduated from Brown University with a degree in chemical engineering. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical School and completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at UCLA.