Instructor Profile

Valerie Press, Biomedical Informatics instructor

Valerie Press, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Chicago

Valerie Press is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, and is the Executive Medical Director of specialty value-based care, and Medical Director of the Care Transitions Clinic at the University of Chicago. She received her undergraduate, medical, and public health degrees from the University of Michigan before completing her internal medicine-pediatrics combined residency training at the University of Chicago. After residency, she completed a Hospitalist Scholars Health Services Research Fellowship. Since Fellowship she has completed both an internal KM1 and an NIH K23 career development award and is currently funded by an NIH R01 and an ARQQ R01.

She has published dozens of papers related to her research and has received awards for this work, including the Junior Investigator Award from the Society of Hospital Medicine in 2017 and the Early Career Achievement Award from the American Thoracic Society in 2019. She had mentored over two dozen undergraduate and medical students, fellows, and junior faculty. She was awarded the John D. Arnold Mentor Award from the Pritzker School of Medicine in 2019 and the Society of General Internal Medicine Frederick L. Brancati Mentoring and Leaders Award in 2021.