Vineet Arora,MD, Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine.  Dr. Arora is an academic hospitalist and medical educator who specializes in improving the learning environment for medical trainees and the quality, safety and experience of care delivered to hospitalized adults. She serves as Associate Chief Medical Officer for the Clinical Learning Environment at the University of Chicago Medicine and Assistant Dean for Scholarship and Discovery at the Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Arora’s work bridges clinical medicine and medical education to transform the learning environment and the quality of care delivered in teaching hospitals. She is an internationally recognized expert on patient handoffs in health care and also has broad expertise in using technology, such as social media, to improve medical education. She has served as principal investigator of numerous federal and foundation grants that explore novel scientific approaches to improving patient care while also enhancing workplace learning in teaching hospitals.

Dr. Arora is an elected member to the American Society of Clinical Investigation, which recognizes physician-scientists for an outstanding record of scholarly achievement in biomedical research, and serves on the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors. As an advocate for gender equity across health care, she has leadership roles in several organizations dedicated to advancing women leaders and combating sexual harassment in health care, including Women of Impact, TIME’S UP Healthcare and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

Founded in 1970 as the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is one of three academies that make up the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) in the United States. Operating under the 1863 Congressional charter of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that work outside of government to provide objective advice on matters of science, technology, and health. The NAM has more than 2,000 members elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement.