Joshua M. Pevnick, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Medicine

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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Joshua M. Pevnick, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Medicine

  • General Internal Medicine

Joshua Pevnick, MD, MSHS, is an assistant professor of Medicine in the Cedars-Sinai Division of General Internal Medicine. He also serves as a hospitalist in the Cedars-Sinai Inpatient Specialty Program. As a health services researcher, Pevnick studies the use of health information technology to improve healthcare quality and efficiency. Pevnick has collaborated with researchers at UCLA and the RAND Corporation to investigate electronic prescribing, health information exchange and clinical decision support. His current research focuses on optimizing health information technology to improve medication management, with special attention to older adults at care transitions. Pevnick studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Pomona College. He subsequently returned to his native state to earn a medical degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia. During medical school, Pevnick was awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to spend a year studying at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai and a fellowship in health services research at the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital. In conjunction with this fellowship, Pevnick was awarded the HIMSS Foundation Masters Scholarship and received a masters degree in health services from UCLA. During the roll out of Cedars-Sinai's inpatient electronic health record, he served an operational role in Cedars-Sinai's Enterprise Information Services. Since being awarded KL2 funding through the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute in 2013, Pevnick has devoted most of his time to research. In January 2014, he joined the American Board of Preventive Medicine's inaugural class of board-certified clinical informaticists. In 2015, he was awarded K23 funding from the National Institute on Aging.

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  • Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine, 2002
  • Residency: Cedars-Sinai, 2005
  • Fellowship: VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 2008
  • Master's: UCLA, 2009

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