Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH, is senior vice president and chief clinical transformation officer at Cedars-Sinai.
Board certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Weingarten has published approximately 100 articles and editorials on healthcare quality improvement and related topics, and has authored numerous chapters on improving the quality of patient care in some of the leading internal medicine textbooks. He has given more than 300 presentations on clinical decision support and related topics throughout the United States and internationally.
Dr. Weingarten has held positions on myriad national committees dedicated to improving patient outcomes, including those of the Institute for Medical Quality, the American Heart Association’s "Get With The Guidelines" program, and the quality improvement committee of the board of directors of St. Joseph's Health System. He served as a member of the Disease Management Advisory Committee of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and was part of the Certification Process Advisory Group for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology.
At Cedars-Sinai, he has been awarded both the President’s Award and the Golden Apple Teaching Award, and was Alumnus of the Year for 2009. Additionally, he is a clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Weingarten was the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Zynx Health, which is now the market share leader for order sets and care plans. He is a co-inventor of three software patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office
After graduating from UCLA’s medical school, Dr. Weingarten completed his internship, residency and fellowship in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai. He later participated in a National Center for Health Services Research Fellowship at the RAND/UCLA Center for Health Policy Study. During the fellowship, he also earned a master’s of Public Health degree at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Dr. Weingarten has also worked as a primary care physician at Kaiser Permanente and was awarded partnership status at Southern California Permanente Medical Group.