Steven Schroeder, MD

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Steven Schroeder, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine; and Director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, UCSF
Distinguished Professorship in Health and Health Care, UCSF

schroeder@medicine.ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 502-1881 (voice)
Box 1211, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1211

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Cancer Center Membership

Associate Member ยป Tobacco Control

Research Summary

Dr. Schroeder is Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, UCSF, where he also heads the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center . The Center, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Legacy Foundation, works with leaders of more than 50 American health professional organizations and health care institutions to increase the cessation rate for smokers. It has expanded the types of clinician groups that support cessation, developed an alternative cessation message ( Ask, Advise, Refer ), created new ways to market toll-free telephone quit lines, and engaged the mental health treatment community for the first time. Between 1990 and 2002 he was President and CEO, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. During that time the Foundation made grant expenditures of almost $4 billion in pursuit of its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans. It developed new programs in substance abuse prevention and treatment, care at the end of life, and health insurance expansion for children, among others.

Dr. Schroeder graduated with honors from Stanford University and Harvard Medical School , and trained in internal medicine at the Harvard Medical Service of Boston City Hospital and in epidemiology as an EIS Officer of the CDC. He held faculty appointments at Harvard, George Washington, and UCSF. At both George Washington and UCSF he was founding medical director of a university-sponsored HMO, and at UCSF he founded its division of general internal medicine.

He has published extensively in the fields of clinical medicine, health care financing and organization, prevention, public health, the work force, and tobacco control, with over 200 publications in peer reviewed journals.. He currently serves as a member of the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine , a director of the James Irvine Foundation, the Robina Foundation, the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health, the Marin General Hospital, Scientific Review Committees at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and the Dean's Advisory Committee of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He formerly chaired the American Legacy Foundation, was a Council member and Chair of the Health Care Services Committee of the Institute of Medicine , an Overseer of Harvard, and President, the Harvard Medical Alumni Association. He has six honorary doctoral degrees and numerous awards. Schroeder lives in Tiburon, California with his wife Sally, a retired schoolteacher. Their two sons are physicians, one a cardiologist and one a pediatrician. Steve and Sally have four grandchildren.

Education

Stanford University, 1956-1960, B.A.
Harvard University, 1960-1964, M.D.
Harvard University, Res., 1964-1966, Medicine
Harvard University, Fellow, 1968-1971, Medicine


Professional Experience

  • 1966-1968
    Epidemic Intelligence Officer, Chief, Salmonellosis Unit, Bacterial Diseases Section, Epidemiology Program, National Communicable Diseases Center, U.S. Public Health Service
  • 1970-1971
    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • 1971-1974
    Assistant Professor of Medicine The George Washington University Medical Center
  • 1974-1976
    Associate Professor, Departments of Health Care Sciences and Medicine, The George Washington University Medical Center
  • 1976-1980
    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine University of California, San Francisco
  • 1980-1990
    Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco Founding Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1982-1983
    Visiting Professor, Department of Community Medicine St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School, London, England
  • 1990-2002
    President and CEO; and Member, Board of Trustees, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • 1990-2002
    Clinical Professor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • 2003-present
    Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, Department of Medicine; Director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center-- University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 2002
    Second Century Award for Excellence in Health Care, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • 2002
    Special Recognition Award, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • 2003
    Champion Award, Youth Advocates of the Year Awards, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • 2003
    Alvin P. Shapiro Award, American Psychosomatic Society Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 2003
    The Award of Honor, American Hospital Association
  • 2004
    National Public Health Hero, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health
  • 2006
    American Legacy Foundation names tobacco research center after Steven A Schroeder
  • 2007
    James D. Bruce Memorial Award, American College of Physicians
  • 2007
    James D Bruce Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions in Preventive Medicine, American College of Physicians
  • 2007
    Shattuck Lecturer, New England Journal of Medicine and Massachusetts Medical Society
  • 2008
    Smoke Free Champion, The Smoke Free Project, Children's National Medical Center
  • 2008
    Board of Directors Award of Honor, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • 2008
    Shattuck Lecture Panelist, New England Journal of Medicine and Massachusetts Medical Society-Health of the Nation-Coverage for All Americans
  • 2008
    David E. Rogers Award, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • 2013
    Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the Institute of Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. The facts are clear. Addiction. 2015 Jun; 110(6):1025-6.
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  2. Even more illness caused by smoking than previously estimated. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Dec 1; 174(12):1928-9.
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  3. Potential overdiagnosis of basal cell carcinoma in older patients with limited life expectancy. JAMA. 2014 Sep 10; 312(10):997-8.
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  4. Ending the sale of cigarettes at US pharmacies--reply. JAMA. 2014 Aug 6; 312(5):560.
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  5. Tobacco education in U.S. respiratory care programs. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Oct; 16(10):1394-8.
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  6. Is it time for a tobacco-free military? N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 14; 371(7):589-91.
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  7. Ending sales of tobacco products in pharmacies. JAMA. 2014 Mar 19; 311(11):1105-6.
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  8. From the sidelines to the frontline: how the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration embraced smoking cessation. Am J Public Health. 2014 May; 104(5):796-802.
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  9. Physicians, politics, and health insurance expansion. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Feb; 29(2):267-8.
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  10. Smoke, the chief killer--strategies for targeting combustible tobacco use. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 23; 370(4):297-9.
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  11. Tobacco control 50 years after the 1964 surgeon general's report. JAMA. 2014 Jan 8; 311(2):141-3.
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  12. Adding value to relative-value units. N Engl J Med. 2013 Dec 5; 369(23):2176-9.
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  13. Can physicians change their laboratory test ordering behavior? A new look at an old issue. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 23; 173(17):1655-6.
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  14. Smoking-related mortality in the United States. N Engl J Med. 2013 May 2; 368(18):1753-4.
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  15. Phasing out fee-for-service payment. N Engl J Med. 2013 May 23; 368(21):2029-32.
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  16. Helping smokers quit around the time of surgery. JAMA. 2013 Mar 13; 309(10):993-4.
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  17. New evidence that cigarette smoking remains the most important health hazard. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 24; 368(4):389-90.
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  18. Smoking among hospitalized patients: another opportunity to improve patients' health. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Nov 26; 172(21):1675-6.
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  19. Does the moral arc of the universe really bend toward justice? J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Nov; 27(11):1397-9.
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  20. How clinicians can help smokers to quit. JAMA. 2012 Oct 17; 308(15):1586-7.
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