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Heidi Wald, MD, MSPH

Associate Professor

Heidi Wald

Division of Health Care Policy & Research
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus

13199 East Montview Blvd, Suite 400
Campus Box: F480
Aurora CO 80045-7201

Heidi Wald, MD, MSPH,  is an Associate Professor of Medicine within the Division of Health Care Policy Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Wald is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She completed fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, a NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship, and an MSPH at the University of Colorado Denver.

Dr. Wald has a longstanding interest in patient safety and quality of care for the geriatric patient with a focus on the hospital setting. She is a 2009 recipient of a Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging and was a 2009-10 Atlantic Philanthropies Health and Aging Policy Fellow. She is the principal investigator of a multisite study on the prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and leads the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Acute Care of Older Patients Priority Setting Partnership. She has also published in the areas of hospital acquired conditions, models of acute care of older patients, postoperative infections, sentinel event reporting, and root cause analysis.

At the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), Dr. Wald serves as the co-director of the Acute Care for Elders Service, leads the Multidisciplinary CAUTI Prevention Workgroup, and—between July 2011 and July 2013—directed the Quality Improvement Small Grants Program. In 2012, she received the 2012 President’s Award for Leadership from the UCH Medical Staff.

Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Dr. Wald was director of the Hospitalist Group at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she was on faculty from 1998-2002. Dr. Wald is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine