May 1, 2012

Mark Graber Named RTI International Senior Fellow


  • Mark Graber, M.D. has been named a senior fellow at RTI International
  • Graber is a senior research public policy analyst
  • His work focuses on improving the reliability of medical diagnosis.

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Mark L. Graber
Mark L. Graber

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Mark Graber, M.D., a senior research public policy analyst at RTI International, has been named a senior fellow by RTI President Wayne Holden.

Graber has more than 30 years of experience in academic medicine and health care research and is an internationally recognized authority on diagnostic errors in medicine and patient safety. He also has an extensive background in medical informatics, clinical decision support and knowledge management.

Since joining RTI in 2011, Graber's work has focused on improving the reliability of medical diagnosis.

Graber is a professor emeritus of medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Prior to joining RTI, he was associate chair of the State University of New York at Stony Brook Department of Medicine and chief of medical service at the Northport Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center for 18 years. He has served as president of the Association of VA Chiefs of Medicine (2000-2002), chair of the VA Chiefs of Medicine Field Advisory Committee (2002-2009) and chair of the VA Decision Support Workgroup (2005-2009).

In 2002, Graber coordinated the first Patient Safety Awareness Week, an event now recognized internationally. He also founded and chaired the Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference series in 2008 and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine in 2011.

Graber has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications throughout his career. He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association, Society for Medical Decision Making, New York Academy of Science and the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety.

Graber earned an M.D. degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and a B.S. in biophysics and biochemistry from Yale College.

The RTI Fellow Program was established in August 2001 to provide professional opportunities for exceptionally talented staff committed to science, technology, research and policy analysis in support of RTI's mission to improve the human condition. The program has three levels: Fellow, Senior Fellow and Distinguished Fellow.