Chris Moriates, MD

Assistant Dean of Healthcare Value, Associate Professor

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Dr. Chris Moriates is the Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value and an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. He is responsible for creating an innovative curriculum for value-based healthcare for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education, as well as building a robust value improvement program that engages healthcare providers across the healthcare community in Austin.

Dr. Moriates co-authored the book Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill, 2015), which Dr. Atul Gawande called "a masterful primer for all clinicians". He led the creation of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Cost Awareness curriculum for internal medicine residents, which was described in JAMA Internal Medicine, and featured in a perspective article in the New England Journal of Medicine. He is a founding editor for the "Teachable Moments" series in JAMA Internal Medicine. He is also the Director of Implementation Initiatives at Costs of Care, a global non-profit organization curating clinician insights that drive better care at lower cost.

He previously worked with the American College of Physicians on their national High-Value Care curriculum, and he co-chairs the annual Costs of Care/ABIM Foundation Teaching Value & Choosing Wisely Competition. He speaks internationally on topics related to educating clinicians about healthcare value and how to implement high-value care programs.

Prior to joining Dell Medical School, Dr Moriates was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF, where he led the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value's Caring Wisely program, the Division of Hospital Medicine High-Value Care Committee, and the internal medicine residency's Cost Awareness curriculum.

He recently won the Young Physician Achievement Award from the ACP California Chapter, and the Thomas Evans Teaching Awardfrom the UCSF Department of Medicine.

Dr. Moriates received his Medical Degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSF.

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Research Output 2010 2019

A costly colonoscopy leads to a delay in diagnosis

Moriates, C. & Girard, N. J., Jan 1 2019, In : AORN Journal. 109, 4, p. 539-541 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate


A Modern Snapshot of the Daily Work of Medical Interns-The Burden of Indirect Patient Care

Moriates, C. & Hudson, F. P., Jun 1 2019, In : JAMA internal medicine. 179, 6, p. 767-768 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Patient Care
3 Citations (Scopus)

Applying the ‘COST’ (Culture, Oversight, Systems Change, and Training) Framework to De-Adopt the Neutropenic Diet

Gupta, A., Brown, T. J., Singh, S., Sen, A., Agrawal, D., Li, H. C., Moriates, C., Johnson, D. H. & Sadeghi, N., Jan 1 2019, In : American Journal of Medicine. 132, 1, p. 42-47 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

1 Citation (Scopus)

Association between hospitalist productivity payments and high-value care culture

Gupta, R., Steers, N., Moriates, C. & Ong, M., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Hospital Medicine. 14, 1, p. 16-21 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Safety-net Providers
Value-Based Purchasing
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.)

Building trust through punk rock

Moriates, C. & Baig, M., Jul 16 2019, In : Annals of internal medicine. 171, 2, p. 139-140 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey