Postcards from the Edge: Science Confronts Practice
Michael LeFevre, M.D., MSPH is the Future of Family Medicine Professor and Vice Chair of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri - Columbia, and the Medical Director for Population Health for MU Health Care.
Physicians, physicians assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, residents, fellows and students
Creighton University School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education
- Know elements of the history of evidence-based medicine
- Understand the limitations of science to change practice
- Be aware of contrasting approaches to clinical practice guidelines and the promise and pitfalls of guidelines influencing practice
Presented By Michael L. LeFevre, MD, MSPH
Michael LeFevre, MD, MSPH is the Future of Family Medicine Professor and Vice Chair of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri - Columbia, and the Medical Director for Population Health for MU Health Care. As Medical Director for the Department of Family Medicine, he has administrative oversight of family medicine, urgent care and quick care practices in eight locations with over 150,000 annual visits. He teaches residents and medical students in the inpatient and outpatient settings and maintains an active practice across the full breadth of Family Medicine including inpatient work and, through 2012, obstetrics. He has been a member of the executive committee of University Physicians including serving as vice chair from 2000-2002. He served as Chief Medical Information Officer for MU Health Care and directed the implementation of the electronic medical record across the system from 2002 through 2012. Much of his academic effort has been in the area of evidence based medicine and clinical policies, and he completed more than a decade of work on the United States Preventive Services Task Force in April of 2016, including three years as co-vice chair and a year as chair. He was also a member of the Joint National Conference on Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Hypertension (JNC 8). He was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2011. He has received numerous awards, including the University of Missouri School of Medicine Medical Alumni Association 2010 Distinguished Service Award, 2013 Citation of Merit and the University of Missouri Alumni Association 2013 Faculty-Alumni Award. He has B.S.E.E., M.D. and M.S.P.H. degrees from the University of Missouri and has been on faculty there since 1984.
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