Title: Professor Emeritus of Health Management and Policy
Company: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Rashid L. Bashshur, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health management and higher education.
The recipient of a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Michigan in 1962, Dr. Bashshur commenced his career as a senior advisor for E-Health. In 1977, he assumed the role of professor of health management and policy at the University of Michigan, holding the position for 35 years until attaining emeritus status in 2012. Since 1998, he has also served as the director of telemedicine at the University of Michigan Health Systems in Ann Arbor. Alongside his primary endeavors, he was a staff associate at the Institute of Medicine with the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, from 1970 to 1972.
A president emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association, Dr. Bashshur was the former editor-in-chief of Telemedicine and Health from 1995 to 2005. He is most renowned for being the first original evaluator of telemedicine in the United States. In recognition of his contributions to the medical industry, he was a grantee of the Health Care Financing Administration from 1996 to 1998, where he analyzed the effects of telemedicine on cost, quality and access.
Married with two children, Dr. Bashshur immigrated to the United States in 1956. He enjoys watercolor painting and swimming in his spare time.
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