David Rind, MD, MSc

Chief Medical Officer

David is Chief Medical Officer for the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review. In this capacity, David is responsible for leading teams conducting analyses and critical appraisals of medical evidence across a wide range of clinical interventions. David also has a leadership role at ICER, helping to guide high-level policy discussions of the interpretation and application of evidence.

David is a primary care physician with expertise in evidence-based medicine and with particular experience in reviewing the evidence for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Before coming to ICER, David worked at UpToDate for 13 years where he held senior positions within the editorial group.

David received a BA in chemistry from Yale University and his MD from the University of Rochester. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and then did a joint fellowship in general internal medicine and clinical computing at Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He received a Master of Science in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

In 2003, David became the primary care Deputy Editor at UpToDate. David was central to restructuring how UpToDate presents recommendations and led their work collaborating with the GRADE Working Group, introducing graded recommendations into UpToDate in 2005. David remains a member of GRADE. At UpToDate, David was also responsible for training physician editors in clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, and evidence-based medicine. His roles at UpToDate, where he worked until 2016, included Senior Deputy Editor, Director of Evidence-Based Medicine, Co-Executive Editor, and the Vice-President of Editorial and Evidence-Based Medicine.

David continues to see patients as an academic primary care physician, working with internal medicine residents in the outpatient practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

In a previous life as a camp counselor, David also taught campers to juggle.