Jason Fish, MD, MSHS, is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, and Director of Outpatient Quality and Safety for the UT Southwestern General Internal Medicine practice. He did his internal medicine training at UCLA and is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA, earning a Master of Science in Health Services Research from the UCLA School of Public Health. He practices General Internal Medicine with a passionate commitment to providing physician-patient partnered primary care that aims to be the most patient-centered as possible. Before joining UTSW, he was on faculty for 3 years at UCLA as a general internist and a translational researcher focused on the patient centered medical home and anticoagulation management in the ambulatory setting, earning him national recognition as well as an invited participant as a chapter writer of the Chest AT9 guidelines.  Joining UTSW faculty as the Director of Outpatient Quality and Safety, with expertise in quality improvement using LEAN and Six Sigma methodology and continued interest in quality metrics and measurement, he will assist UTSW General Internal Medicine continue its pursuit of excellent primary care delivery within its already nationally recognized NCQA Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. In addition, with experience teaching principles of QI to medical students and residents, and mentoring faculty, residents and students in translational research projects, he will help facilitate an quality improvement and patient safety educational program for residents and medical students.


Medical School
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Science (2003)
UCLA Medical Center (2004), Internal Medicine
Graduate School
UCLA School of Public Health Department of Health Services (2008)
UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (2008), Internal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Research Interest

  • Anticoagulation management
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Patient Centered Medical Home
  • Preventative Care
  • Translational Research/Quality Improvement


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Association of perceived neighborhood safety with [corrected] body mass index.
Fish JS, Ettner S, Ang A, Brown AF Am J Public Health 2010 Nov 100 11

Honors & Awards

  • UCLA Star Award
    Dedication to Excellence: Patient or Colleague Recognition Award (2010)
  • Second Prize
    UCLA Evidence Based Medicine Conference, Using Research to Change Practice (2009)
  • Lipkin Finalist
    Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Scientific Abstract, UCLA (2008)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society of General Internal Medicine (2004)
  • American College of Physicians (2003)