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Chairman, department of medicine,
UCSF Medical Center
Considered by many as the guru of the hospitalist movement, Wachter was the founding chief of UCSF's hospital medicine division. He is a past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine and a former chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine. His New York Times bestseller, "The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age," examined the missteps healthcare has taken on its digital journey, and how the industry can improve its use of technology.