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Timothy Wilt

Timothy Wilt, MD, MPH is a general internist and health services researcher whose work is at the intersection of health care practice, research and policy. He aims to enhance delivery of high value health care and improve evidence-based medical decision making. His work cuts across health care conditions, disciplines and methods with the goal of reducing harms while maintaining benefits of medical test and treatment interventions. Dr. Wilt focuses on health promotion as well as prevention, detection and treatment of chronic diseases in older adults commonly managed by primary care providers (especially cancer and urological conditions). He conducts clinical trials, database studies and systematic reviews and meta-analyses of existing evidence to evaluate the effectiveness and harms of health care interventions. Dr. Wilt serves on national health care practice and policy committees in order to identify, disseminate and implement research findings and make a widespread positive difference in health care delivery.  Dr. Wilt is the Director of the VA-Evidence-based Synthesis Program at the Minneapolis VA and the Co-Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center.

• Director, VA Evidence-Based Synthesis Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN
• Co-Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Funded Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center, Minneapolis, MN
• Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN
• Staff Physician, Section of General Internal Medicine, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN
• Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
• Adjunct Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN

• Evidenced-based chronic disease management
• Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Detection, Treatment; particularly cancer screening and early treatment
• Urological conditions in older adults
• Defining, identifying, communicating and implementing high-value care, primarily through reducing overuse of low-value care
• Chronic disease epidemiology and health outcomes research
• Preparing, maintaining and disseminating systematic reviews
• Clinical Practice Guidelines

BA, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota Department of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
MPH, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology


Check out a full publication list on Google Scholar.

Health Care Delivery
Preventive Medicine