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Robert M. Golub, MD
Robert M. Golub, MD

    Dr. Robert M. Golub is senior editor of JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association), and associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Golub received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his internship and residency at Northwestern University School of Medicine/Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he also served as chief medical resident. He is board certified in internal medicine.

    Dr. Golub developed the Northwestern University medical school curriculum on medical decision making (which includes critical appraisal of the medical literature) and has served as course director since 1992. For this curricular work, he received the 2000 Society of General Internal Medicine National Clinician-Educator Award for Teaching Innovation. He has also received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence from Northwestern and the Department of Medicine Teaching Award. He served for five years as chair and four years as vice chair of the Northwestern University Medical School Curriculum Committee.

    Dr. Golub’s areas of research are in medical decision making, including decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, psychology of decision making, and assessing patient preferences. He served on the board of trustees for the Society for Medical Decision Making, for which he was director of an international symposium, “Medical Decision Making in Latin America,” in 1997. He has served as visiting faculty for the Stanford University Faculty Development Program; lectured on decision analysis at the Congreso Nacional de Medicina, Sociedad Argentina de Medicina; and served as visiting faculty in the University of Buenos Aires Program in Clinical Effectiveness, jointly sponsored with the Harvard School of Public Health.

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