Doug Schaad, PhD

Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

schaad@uw.edu


Interests:

Career trajectories in the medical profession; Health outcomes associated with new orthopaedic techniques and materials; Compassion, empathy and cynicism in the professional development of physicians; Interprofessional teams and learning outcomes; Curriculum enhancement and associated performance assessment.

Background:

BS degrees in Zoology and Psychology; M.Ed in Counseling and Ph.D in Measurement and Evaluation all from the University of Washington.  Hired as a graduate research assistant in the Office of Research in Medical Education in 1974.  Continuously employed within the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education since that time.  Currently, Professor and Division Head of Medical Education and Evaluation; Chairman of the First Year Curriculum committee; Senior member of the Student Progress Committee; Member of the Council on University Relations and Member of the Faculty Senate.

Research:

Career trajectories in the medical profession; Health outcomes associated with new orthopaedic techniques and materials; Compassion, empathy and cynicism in the professional development of physicians; Interprofessional teams and learning outcomes; Curriculum enhancement and associated performance assessment.

Representative publications:

  • King JC, Manner PA, Stamper DL, Schaad DC, Leopold SS.  Is minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty aoosciated with lower costs than traditional TKA.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2011;469(6):1716-20.
  • Norris TE, Schaad DC, DeWitt D, Ogur B, Hunt DD.  Longitudinal integrated clerkships for medical students: An innovation adopted by Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United States.  Acad Med 2009;Jul 84(7):902-7.
  • King J, Stamper DL, Schaad DC, Leopold SS.  Minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty compared with traditional total knee arthoplasty.  Assessment of the learning curve and the postoperative recuperative period.  J Bone Joint Surg Am 2007;July 89(7):1497-1503.
  • Mitchell PH, Belza B, Schaad DC, Robins LS, Gianola FJ, Odegard PS, Kartin D, Ballweg RA.  Working across the boundaries of health professions disciplines in education, research and service: Lessions from the University of Washington Experience.  Acad Med 2006;Oct 81(10):891-896.
  • Mouradian WE, Reeves A, Kim S, Evans R, Schaad DC, Marshall SG, Slayton R.  An oral health curriculum for medical students at the University of Washington.  Acad Med 2005;May 80(5):434-442.