Dr. Schiff is a practicing general internist and Associate Director of Brigham and Women’s Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, and Quality and Safety Director for Harvard Medical School (HMS) Center for Primary Care.
He has published widely in areas of medication and diagnosis safety. He was a reviewer and contributor to the 2015 National Academy of Medicine Report Improving Diagnosis in Health Care. He chairs editorial board of Medical Care. He has authored more than 200 papers and chapters including several recent papers detailing conservative prescribing and diagnosis practices as ways to transform unsafe and costly use of drugs and diagnostic testing.
He is recipient of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, the 2019 Mark Graber Diagnosis Safety Award by the Society for Improving Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), and in 2020 John Eisenberg Award by the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission.