Sanjay Saint


Chief of Medicine, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System; George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine

University of Michigan

Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, is the Chief of Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan.

His research focuses on preventing healthcare-associated infection, implementation science, and medical decision-making. He has authored over 290 peer-reviewed papers with almost 100 appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet or the Annals of Internal Medicine.

He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Detroit News, and Detroit Free Press. He is also the lead author of a book published by Oxford University Press entitled: Preventing Hospital Infections: Real-World Problems, Realistic Solutions. He received the 2016 Mark Wolcott Award for Clinical Excellence from the Department of Veterans Affairs as the National VA Physician of the Year, and presented a recent TEDx Talk on culture change in healthcare.

He received his Medical Doctorate from UCLA, completed a medical residency and chief residency at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), and obtained a Masters in Public Health (as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar) from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been a visiting professor at over 60 universities and hospitals in the United States, Europe, and Japan, and has active research studies underway with investigators in Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Australia, and Thailand.