Read Pierce, M.D.

Read G. Pierce, M.D., co-leads the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency based at University of Colorado, and is concurrently serving as Interim Chief of the university’s Hospital Medicine Division (DHM), where he oversees a practice of more than 75 hospitalist clinicians.

Dr. Pierce has broad interests in coaching and education, health systems design, health care financing, policy, and physician leadership. He attended medical school at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he completed an Area of Concentration in Health Systems/Health Leadership, and then did his internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston before returning to UCSF for residency and chief residency in internal medicine. He has received advanced training from UCSF’ Teaching Scholars Program, UCSF’s Institute for Physician Leadership, Intermountain Healthcare’s Advanced Training Program, and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.

Following residency, Dr. Pierce founded the Hospital Medicine Section at San Francisco VA Medical Center, where he led rapid expansion of the group to include more than a dozen hospitalists covering surgical co-management, medical consultation, and inpatient medicine teaching services. He simultaneously directed an intensive, 2-year training program for UCSF residents seeking advanced skills in quality, safety, health policy, and leadership.