Michael J. Neuss, MD, PhD is a hospitalist and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Neuss’s current research is on the early history (ca. 1960s-1970s) of what we now call the electronic health record. His interest in the history of medicine also extends to projects including “COVID-19 and Vanderbilt: A Community Oral History Project,” for which he served as PI, as well as extramural commitments, including participation on the editorial committee for the journal CHEST’s “Humanities in Chest Medicine” section. Dr. Neuss also has broad interests in medical education and quality improvement. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the inaugural edition of Vanderbilt’s internal medicine residency handbook, which provides specific, systems-based guidance for residents on clinical practice at Vanderbilt and the Nashville VA.
Dr. Neuss completed medical school at Duke University and his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prior to medical school, he completed a PhD in History at Columbia University, where a Richard Hofstadter fellowship supported his doctoral studies. Specific areas of interest were the history of science and medicine, as well as early modern European history. The focus of his dissertation was William Harvey’s description of the systemic circulation of blood.