LDI Senior Fellow and Perelman School of Medicine Assistant Professor Aaron Schwartz, MD, PhD, has received a 2022 Junior Faculty Scientific Presentation Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). The awards ceremony was part of the organization’s April 9 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Aaron Schwartz

Dr. Schwartz was presented with a Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Scientific Presentation Award for his paper, “Variation in Low-Value Service Use Across Veterans Affairs Facilities.”

A U.S. professional society whose 3,300 members are engaged in internal medicine research and teaching, SGIM is publisher of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The annual awards are endowed by the Zlinkoff Fund for Medical Education.

Dr. Schwartz’s research focuses on understanding and improving health care efficiency and quality. Recent projects have examined the use of low-value care in Medicare, the incentive properties of hospital performance measures, and the role of private and public insurer coverage rules.

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