Michael Ward, MD, PhD, MBA is a board-certified emergency physician, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a staff emergency physician at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville. He earned his PhD in operations management at the University of Cincinnati after completing a research fellowship in operations research. His research is funded by the NIH and the Department of Veterans Affairs and is focused on healthcare delivery science. His research program involves the development, implementation, and evaluation of systems-oriented interventions in acute, unscheduled care settings such as the emergency department, urgent care, and unscheduled primary care settings. The focus of his mixed-methods research is on healthcare delivery science including operations research, implementation science, qualitative methods, and informatics.


Michael Ward MD, PhD, MBA

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Biomedical Informatics