Alan W Dow, MD, MSHA
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Alan Dow, MD, MSHA is the Ruth and Seymour Perlin Tenured Professor of Medicine and Health Administration and Director of the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University. Under his leadership, the Center develops, implements, and studies initiatives in interprofessional education and collaborative practice across seven schools at VCU, the VCU Health System, and the surrounding community. Over 2000 learners and 100 faculty participate in Center programs annually.

He has been supported in this work with funding from the Josiah H. Macy, Jr Foundation as one of the inaugural class of Macy Faculty Scholars, a highly competitive national program focused on developing the next generation of educational leaders. In addition, he has been funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and several foundations.

Alan is the author of The Handbook of Interprofessional Practice: A Guide for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care, the first comprehensive textbook for interprofessional educaiton as well as numerous articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Interprofessional Care and the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice. A practicing internist, Alan attended medical school at Washington University and completed residency in internal medicine and a health administration degree at VCU.