Alan W. Dow, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 08/19/2021


Alan Dow, MD, MSHA is a general internist and the Ruth and Seymour Perlin Tenured Professor of Medicine and Health Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Beginning in 2021, he began serving as the interim division chief for hospital medicine, reprising a role he held as the founding director of the academic hospitalist service from 2004 to 2008. In this position, he oversees a dynamic division of over 65 physicians and twenty advanced practice providers who are the engine of inpatient clinical care and education at his institution. Concurrently, he has been the founding director of the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at VCU since 2011.  Through this center, over 2500 learners and 100 faculty participate in interprofessional programs annually. Finally, he is also President and CEO of UHS-PEP, his institution’s continuing education enterprise, which produces and credits thousands of hours of programs each year. In all of these roles, he seeks to translate needs defined by practice and the community into high-quality educational and clinical programs that advance health services and improve health. Alan attended medical school at Washington University and completed residency in internal medicine and a health administration degree at VCU.