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Authors > Joseph E. Scherger, MD

Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH is Vice President of Primary Care and Academic Affairs at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. He is Clinical Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD), and at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). He is a co-author of Swanson’s Family Medicine Review, 7th Edition.

Dr. Scherger graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine, as well as a Master’s in Public Health, at the University of Washington. He has served in the National Health Service Corps as a migrant health physician, has been in private practice, and has taught medical students and residents at UC Davis. Dr. Scherger was a Fellow in the Kellogg National Fellowship Program, focusing on health care reform and quality of life, as well as Vice President for Family Practice and Primary Care Education at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and the Associate Dean for Primary Care at the University of California Irvine, College of Medicine. Dr. Scherger was founding dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine and Consulting Medical Director for Quality and Informatics at Lumetra Healthcare Solutions.

Dr. Scherger has received numerous awards, including being recognized as a “Top Doc” in San Diego. He was voted Outstanding Clinical Instructor at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and was named Family Physician of the Year by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the California Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Scherger was president of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and was nominated by the UC Irvine medical students for the AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award.  He served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America, as well as on the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Scherger serves on the editorial board of Medical Economics and is an assistant editor of Family Medicine. He was the Men’s Health expert and a consultant for Revolution Health, and he has covered California for eDocAmerica since 2003. He has authored more than 400 medical publications and has given over 900 invited presentations.

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