Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and Professor of Medicine
Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH, leads clinical transformation efforts that result in innovation and best practices across the care continuum. His goal is to improve quality and clinical efficiency to achieve better outcomes for patients at lower cost. He assumed his current role in 2013 after serving as director of Health Services Research at Cedars-Sinai for nearly two decades.
Board certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Weingarten has published roughly 100 articles and editorials on healthcare quality improvement, clinical decision support and related topics, and has given more than 300 presentations on these issues throughout the United States and internationally. He is co-founder and chair of the board of Stanson Health, a clinical decision support and analytics company.
Dr. Weingarten was also the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Zynx Health, which was sold to the Cerner Corporation and later to the Hearst Corporation. He is a co-holder of three software patents. He also has worked as a primary care physician at Kaiser Permanente and was awarded partnership status at Southern California Permanente Medical Group.
Dr. Weingarten has received Cedars-Sinai’s Golden Apple Teaching Award and was named Cedars-Sinai Alumnus of the Year in 2009. He has served on many national boards of directors and committees dedicated to improving patient outcomes, including those of the Institute for Medical Quality, the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines program and the quality improvement committee of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph Health System. He is a board member of the Scottsdale Institute. He is also a New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst Thought Leader.
Dr. Weingarten earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mechanics at USC and a medical degree at UCLA, and completed his internship, residency and fellowship in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai. He later participated in a National Center for Health Services Research Fellowship at the RAND/UCLA Center for Health Policy Study. During the fellowship, he earned a master of public health degree at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.