Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Michael K Rakotz, MD

Michael K Rakotz, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Focus of Work

Bio

Dr. Rakotz oversees efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease for the American Medical Association. A practicing family physician for more than 20 years, Dr. Rakotz recently served as the Director of Population Health and Virtual Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group. In 2014, his office was one of 30 sites in the U.S.to earn the designation as a Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champion. In addition to his position in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, he is a F...[Read full text]Dr. Rakotz oversees efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease for the American Medical Association. A practicing family physician for more than 20 years, Dr. Rakotz recently served as the Director of Population Health and Virtual Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group. In 2014, his office was one of 30 sites in the U.S.to earn the designation as a Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champion. In addition to his position in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, he is a Fellow for the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT).[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

Dr. Rakotz's research centers around blood pressure measurement accuracy in clinical research and clinical practice, including both devices used and technique.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Rakotz focuses on cardiovascular disease prevention, with a primary focus of using health information technology to improve the detection and management of people with hypertension and appropriate treatment with antihypertensive medications and statins. He also trains healthcare professionals to provide brief clinical counseling for healthy lifestyle changes with a particular interest in how healthy eating can impact health.

Education and Certification

  • MD: Rush Medical College (1994)

Contact

312/503-1273

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