David Satin

Associate Professor
Director of courses in ethics, law and public health, Medical School
Faculty Advisor, Medical School


David Satin, MD, is the department compliance officer and risk management leader. He also serves as faculty in the University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency, teaching and advising medical students. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics and researches ethical issues in performance-based quality improvement incentive programs (visit his online Pay for Performance Research Clearinghouse). Satin sits on several AMA workgroups, designing performance measures for CMS.Dr. Satin combines his interests in Bioethics, Quality Improvement, and Healthcare Finance in his roles as a course director in the medical school, a researcher, and frequent national speaker. Within the State, he chairs the Risk Adjustment and Segmentation Committee of Minnesota Community Measurement, serves on the University of Minnesota Medical Center's Medical Executive, as well as on the Boards of Stratis Health and the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety. He was recently appointed to the Minnesota Department of Health's Statewide Quality Measurement and Reporting System Steering Team.

Research Summary

Ethics of pay for performance, especially risk-adjustment for social factors, informed consent, and shared decision-making, medical education, and general bioethics.

Clinical Summary

Underserved medicine, hospital medicine, bioethics, family medicine, and inpatient medicine.




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