Bernard Ewigman, MD, MSPH
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Bernard Ewigman, MD, MSPH

Professor and Owen L. Coon Foundation Chair of Family Medicine at NorthShore


  • 1985 MSPH, Public Health, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • 1982 Family Medicine Residency, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • 1979 M.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • 1974 B.A., Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS


The author of 80 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals, Dr. Ewigman is the founding editor of the monthly journal, Evidence Based Practice; the founding editor of a point of care electronic knowledge "textbook" with 2,400 "chapters"; the founding editor of a series of over 500 evidence based structured reviews of the world literature addressing clinical problems identified by practicing physicians in the course of patient care; and the founding editor of a literature surveillance system that reviews over 10,000 research studies annually to identify new recommendations for dissemination and implementation in family medicine practice. He is the founder and current President of the Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN), a national academic consortium of over 3,000 academic and practicing physicians dedicated to translating research into practice and generating research from practice. He has served as Principal Investigator on 17 federal or foundation grants and contracts with total direct costs of $17 million and is the lead for the Knowledge Transfer Unit and the NorthShore Practice Based Improvement Research Network on the $21 million Clinical Translational Science Award grant from the National Institutes of Health to The University of Chicago.

Selected Publications

  • Ewigman BG, Crane JP, Frigoletto FD, LeFevre ML, Bain RP, McNellis D (1993). Routine Antenatal Diagnostic Imaging with Ultrasound Study Group. Effect of prenatal ultrasound screening on perinatal outcome. The New England Journal of Medicine; 329 (12), 821-827.
  • Ewigman B, Kivlahan C, Land G (1993). The Missouri Child Fatality Study: underreporting of maltreatment fatalities among children younger than five years of age, 1983 through 1986. Pediatrics; 91 (2), 330-337.
  • Balas EA, Austin SM, Ewigman BG, Brown GD, Mitchell, JA (1995). Methods of randomized controlled clinical trials in health services research. Medical Care; 33 (7), 687-699.
  • Balas EA, Stockham MG, Mitchell JA, Austin SM, West DA, Ewigman BG (1995). The Columbia Registry of information and utilization management trials. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2 (5), 307-315.
  • Dickinson P, Stange K, Ebell M, Ewigman B, Green L (2000). Involving all familyphysicians and family medicine faculty members in the use and generation of newknowledge. Family Medicine, 32 (7), 480-90.
  • Lindbloom, E., Ewigman B and Hickner, J. Practice-Based Research Networks: The Laboratories of Primary Care Research. Medical Care, Volume 42, Number 4 suppl, April 2004
  • Ebell MH, Siwek J, Weiss BD, Woolf SH, Susman J, Ewigman B, Bowman M. Strength of recommendation taxonomy: a patient-centered approach to grading evidence in the medical literature. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice 2004; 17(1): 59-67 54.
  • Huang ES, Brown SE, Ewigman BG, Foley EC, Meltzer DO. Patient perceptions of quality of life with diabetes-related complications and treatments. Diabetes Care 2007; 30 (10): 2478-2483.
  • Ewigman B, Michener L. North American Primary Care Research Group. CTSAs and family medicine research--time to get connected. Ann Fam Med. 2008 Mar-Apr;6(2):181-2.
  • Huang E, Brown S, Thakur N, Carlisle L, Foley E, Ewigman B, Meltzer D: Racial/Ethnic Differences in Concerns about Current and Future Medications Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2009;32:311-316.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • North American Primary Care Research Group
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • Illinois Medical Society
  • Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Informatics Association
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