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 Truth Initiative, works with leaders of more than 80 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 and addictions treatment community for the first time. The Center's current work is focused especially on how to reduce the huge health burden from smoking that falls upon those with mental illnesses and/or substance abuse disorders. SCLC works collaboratively with SAMHSA, HRSA, the CDC, and multiple health professional groups to provide technical assistance to help strengthen smoking cessation capabilities. The Center has also facilitated summit meetings involving 18 states that conduct tobacco cessation summits enabling states to achieve targeted reductions in smoking rates among behavioral health populations.

Between 1990 and 2002, Dr. Schroeder was President and CEO of 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 the founding medical director of a university-sponsored HMO, and at UCSF he founded its division of general internal medicine. He is a director of, the Marin General Hospital, the Marin Community Foundation, Mathematica Policy Research, and the Robina Foundation, and former member of the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine (for 19 years) and former chair of the Health Care Services Board of the Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine). He formerly chaired the American Legacy Foundation (now Truth Initiative), was a Council member of the Institute of Medicine, an Overseer of Harvard, President, the Harvard Medical Alumni Association, and director of the James Irvine Foundation. In 2014 he was named a public member of the Congressionally-mandated federal Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health. He has won numerous awards, including six honorary doctoral degrees and the Gustav O. Leinhard Award from the National Academy of Medicine. He and his wife Sally live in Tiburon, CA. They have two physician sons and 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. Schroeder SA. Social Justice as the Moral Core of Family Medicine: A Perspective from the Keystone IV Conference. J Am Board Fam Med. 2016 Jul-Aug; 29 Suppl 1:S69-71.
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  2. Schroeder SA. Commentary on a smoke-free medical campus in Jerusalem: data for action. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2016; 5:27.
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  3. Schroeder SA. Smoking cessation should be an integral part of serious mental illness treatment. World Psychiatry. 2016 Jun; 15(2):175-6.
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  4. Cullen EB, Hauer KE, Eisenstein L, Boscardin CK, Schroeder SA. Southern Medical Students' Views on Medicaid Expansion. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb 1; 176(2):254-6.
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  5. Schroeder S, Guydish J. The facts are clear. Addiction. 2015 Jun; 110(6):1025-6.
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  6. Schroeder SA. Even more illness caused by smoking than previously estimated. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Dec; 174(12):1928-9.
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  7. Linos E, Schroeder SA, Chren MM. 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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  8. Brennan TA, Schroeder S. Ending the sale of cigarettes at US pharmacies--reply. JAMA. 2014 Aug 6; 312(5):560.
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  9. Hudmon KS, Mark M, Livin AL, Corelli RL, Schroeder SA. Tobacco education in U.S. respiratory care programs. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Oct; 16(10):1394-8.
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  10. Smith EA, Jahnke SA, Poston WS, Williams LN, Haddock CK, Schroeder SA, Malone RE. Is it time for a tobacco-free military? N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 14; 371(7):589-91.
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  11. Brennan TA, Schroeder SA. Ending sales of tobacco products in pharmacies. JAMA. 2014 Mar 19; 311(11):1105-6.
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  12. Santhosh L, Meriwether M, Saucedo C, Reyes R, Cheng C, Clark B, Tipperman D, Schroeder SA. 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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  13. Schroeder SA. Physicians, politics, and health insurance expansion. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Feb; 29(2):267-8.
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  14. Fiore MC, Schroeder SA, Baker TB. 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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  15. Schroeder SA, Koh HK. Tobacco control 50 years after the 1964 surgeon general's report. JAMA. 2014 Jan 8; 311(2):141-3.
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  16. Stecker EC, Schroeder SA. Adding value to relative-value units. N Engl J Med. 2013 Dec 5; 369(23):2176-9.
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  17. Schroeder SA. 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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  18. Schroeder S. Smoking-related mortality in the United States. N Engl J Med. 2013 May 2; 368(18):1753-4.
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  19. Schroeder SA, Frist W. Phasing out fee-for-service payment. N Engl J Med. 2013 May 23; 368(21):2029-32.
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  20. Khullar D, Schroeder SA, Maa J. Helping smokers quit around the time of surgery. JAMA. 2013 Mar 13; 309(10):993-4.
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