Patrick E. McBride, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Students
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Patrick McBride, MD, MPH, received his medical degree from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and master's degree in public health from the University of South Carolina, where he also completed a family practice residency.
A professor in the Department of Medicine's section of cardiovascular medicine and the Department of Family Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, McBride also directs UW Hospital and Clinics' Preventive Cardiology program, which has more than 30 professional staff and includes inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, a preventive cardiology/cholesterol clinic and other clinical initiatives for people at risk for cardiovascular disease.
In 2004, he became associate dean for students at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
McBride's experience encompasses the three broad areas of academic medicine: education, research and clinical care. He has served on several national advisory boards including the National Cholesterol Education Program's Children and Adolescent Treatment Panel and the NCEP's Adult Treatment Panel III.
Eleven local and national teaching awards bestowed upon McBride include a Distinguished Physician Alumni Award from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and a Distinguished Education Award from the University of Wisconsin. He received a lifetime position in the University of Wisconsin Teaching Academy.
With his primary research focus in preventive cardiology, cholesterol treatment and the quality of cardiovascular disease prevention in practice, McBride has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications. He is the principal investigator for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Nutrition Academic Award, with which he and his Preventive Cardiology team are developing a nutrition curriculum for health professionals. He and his team developed a similar curriculum in heart disease prevention.
McBride is a leader in developing and implementing statewide teaching programs for health care professionals on cholesterol screening and management and smoking cessation. As part of an NIH-funded clinical trial, he implemented quality improvement interventions in cardiovascular disease risk factor screening and management in 45 midwestern primary care medical practices.