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Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP

Professor of Medicine

Assistant Dean for Scholarship and Discovery

Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment Innovation

Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, is an academic hospitalist who specializes in improving the learning environment for medical trainees and the quality, safety, and experience of care delivered to hospitalized adults. She is an internationally recognized expert on patient handoffs in healthcare and also has extensive expertise in using technology such as social media to improve the workplace learning in teaching hospitals on a variety of topics. Her educational videos on handoffs, supervision, professionalism and costs of care have been used by numerous educators around the country and have been featured on NPR and in the New York Times.

Through her leadership roles, Dr. Arora enables incoming medical students to participate in longitudinal mentored scholarly projects. She also is working to ensure residents from all specialties are integrated into hospital quality initiatives.

An accomplished researcher, Dr. Arora has served as the principal investigator of numerous federal and foundation research grants. Most notably, Dr. Arora has developed tools to evaluate handoff quality among hospitalists and residents. She also is investigating the effect of sleep loss on hospitalized patients and working to create novel interventions to optimize patient experience in hospitals through workplace learning and systems change. Through R-01 funding, Dr. Arora currently is studying the impact of a novel social media intervention to boost interest of minority youth into medical research careers. Dr. Arora's work has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, the National Institutes on Aging and the American Sleep Medicine Foundation.

Dr. Arora academic work has resulted in more than 75 peer-reviewed publications and has been recognized with awards from the Society of Hospital Medicine, Society of General Internal Medicine, Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. She has also testified to Congress on the primary care crisis as well as to the Institute of Medicine on residency duty hours and handoffs. For her work, she was been recognized as ACP Hospitalist Magazine's Top Hospitalist in 2009, one of "20 People Who Make Healthcare Better" by HealthLeaders Magazine in 2011, and as a Master to the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators at the University of Chicago.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Medical School

Washington University Medical School, St. Louis

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine

Additional Graduate Degrees

MAPP, Public Policy, University of Chicago


American Board of Internal Medicine
American College of Physicians
American Geriatrics Society
Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine
Society of General Internal Medicine
Society of Hospital Medicine

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-8157

Office Fax

(773) 834-2238

Office Postal Address

Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2007
Chicago, IL 60637

Clinical Interests

  • Quality and safety in teaching hospitals
  • Patient handoffs
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Social media in healthcare

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Read More About Dr. Arora

Dr. Arora authored a study examining the misconceptions of who pays the bills when patients leave against medical advice. Learn more.

Dr. Arora's research found that restrictions on physician work hours may lead to more miscommunication during patient handoffs. Read more.

In a recent study, Dr. Arora raised awareness about "presenteeism" – the issue of medical residents coming to work even while sick.

Dr. Arora is director of the Medical Education Research Innovation and Teaching Scholarship (MERITS) Fellowship, a faculty development program to develop and evaluate educational interventions to improve patient outcomes.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Arora's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.