Aaron Neinstein, MD

Associate Clinical Professor
Center for Digital Health Innovation

Aaron Neinstein, MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Director of Clinical Informatics at the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Clinical Informatics, and maintains an active clinical practice in Endocrinology. His expertise in the development and use of novel diabetes technologies spans publishing peer-reviewed articles, consulting and advising companies, speaking at conferences and educational events, and blogging for Medscape. Dr. Neinstein believes in empowering patients and physicians to access, share, understand, and use health information in day-to-day care, including outside of traditional healthcare settings. He has devoted his informatics career to advancing health policy and creating tools that facilitate connected, collaborative care as well as ecosystems that enable integration of innovative software into care delivery workflows. He helped lead UCSF's Epic EHR implementation and optimization and was on the founding team of Tidepool, a non-profit that creates open-source software to empower people with diabetes. At the UCSF CDHI, he leads a multi-disciplinary team focused on digital transformation of care delivery at UCSF, development and commercialization of novel technologies, and enablement of the national digital health ecosystem. He majored in American Studies at Northwestern University, graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and did his Internal Medicine residency and Endocrinology fellowship at UCSF. He was selected as one of the inaugural inductees as a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA).