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Society of Hospital Medicine Awards Jeffrey L. Schnipper, MD, MPH, MHM With Exclusive Master in Hospital Medicine Designation

May 18, 2021

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Dr. Schnipper Honored for Wide-Reaching Research Efforts and Extensive Quality Improvement Portfolio in Partnership with AHRQ and SHM

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently named three new Masters in Hospital Medicine to honor those who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the principles of leadership, teamwork, and quality improvement within the specialty of hospital medicine.

“As a society, we have always called the Masters the ‘hospital medicine hall of fame,’ and this year’s inductees exemplify why,” explains Eric E. Howell, MD, MHM, Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Hospital Medicine. “Our newest Masters in Hospital Medicine are beyond deserving of this distinction and have contributed immeasurably to the field of hospital medicine. We are extremely grateful for the impact they have had on our profession and on our patients.”

Jeffrey L. Schnipper, MD, MPH, MHM has been elected a Master in Hospital Medicine in celebration of his commitment to hospital medicine as an accomplished hospitalist, researcher, and quality improvement enthusiast. His contributions to hospital medicine are demonstrated through his research efforts focused on improving the quality of healthcare delivery for general medical patients, including inpatient diabetes management, care transitions, medication reconciliation, and hospital-at-home care.

Dr. Schnipper’s research efforts and impact on the medical field can be found in over 150 peer-reviewed publications including JHM, JAMA Internal Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Schnipper has also received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including SHM’s Award of Excellence for research in 2013.

His medication reconciliation research project, known as MARQUIS, was funded through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and led to a partnership with the SHM Center for Quality Improvement for more than five years. When Dr. Schnipper obtained a second AHRQ grant for the MARQUIS2 study, he also partnered with SHM’s Center for Quality Improvement.

Dr. Schnipper joined the Society in 2005 and remains an engaged member of the Boston Association of Academic Hospital Medicine Chapter. He has been a member of SHM’s Annual Meeting Committee and serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine. He has also been invited to speak at numerous SHM annual conferences.

Dr. Schnipper currently serves as the Director of Clinical Research of Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Hospital Medicine Unit. In addition, he is the Research Director of its General Internal Medicine and Primary Care Division and the Fellowship Director of the Harvard-Brigham Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine. He is also an associate physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Schnipper graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1996 and went on to receive his Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2001. Dr. Schnipper also completed his residency, along with a General Medicine Fellowship, at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2001.

Masters in Hospital Medicine were recognized on May 5, 2021 at SHM’s annual conference, SHM Converge, which was held virtually. For more information on SHM’s Master in Hospital Medicine designation, visit