David Liebovitz

Associate Professor
Section of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Chicago

David Liebovitz is a general internist committed to optimizing health for individuals and populations of patients, addressing both routine care and chronic disease management.

Dr. Liebovitz received his electrical engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and earned an MD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago and served as chief resident at Weiss Memorial Hospital, after which he held a faculty appointment at the University of Chicago until 2002. He then held a variety of operational, research, and educational responsibilities at Northwestern University, focusing on informatics as its Chief Medical Information Executive. He also served as site principal investigator for informatics privacy and security related grants sponsored by the National Science Foundation and by the Department of Health and Human Services. In addition to maintaining his internal medicine clinical practice at the University of Chciago, he serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer.

His research focuses on improving electronic medical records with regard to patient safety, health care quality, and application usability. His work has included approaches to automate learning strategies to safeguard patient privacy, and to provide decision support tools for medication safety, laboratory follow-up, and problem list optimization. In terms of the microbiome, he is interested in helping to identify patient characteristics available within EHRs that predict a particular microbiome distribution.