John D. Birkmeyer, MD | VA Outcomes

John D. Birkmeyer, MD


George D. Zuidema Professor of Surgery


Research Interests

Dr. Birkmeyer moved to the University of Michigan in 2004, where he is the George D. Zuidema Professor of Surgery and Director of M-SCORE. Dr. Birkmeyer has broad interests in outcomes research, claims data analysis, and value-based purchasing strategies in surgery. With funding from the National Cancer Institute, his current research is exploring why some hospitals and surgeons have better outcomes than others, with ultimate goal of improving care in all settings. Research funded by the National Institute on Aging is aimed at developing hospital-level measures of costs and quality with administrative data. He chairs the expert panel on evidence-based hospital referral for the Leapfrog Group, a large coalition of public and private health care purchasers. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2006.


Selected Publications


Education and Training

Medical School Residency Harvard Medical School, NY, NY
General Surgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, NH
Fellowship Outcomes Research
Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, NH