Robert A. Witzburg, MD
Professor Emeritus
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Witzburg has expertise in systems development in health care delivery and in medical education, with a focus on holistic evaluation of candidates for medical school. Recently, a scholarship fund at the school of medicine was founded in his name.

Associate Dean
Boston University School of Medicine

Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

2010-2010 Visiting Nurse Association of Boston: Healthcare Hero, Visiting Nurse Association of Boston
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Witzburg RA, Sondheimer HM. Holistic review--shaping the medical profession one applicant at a time. N Engl J Med. 2013 Apr 25; 368(17):1565-7. PMID: 23574032; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1300411;.
  2. Kleshinski J, Case ST, Davis D, Heinrich GF, Witzburg RA. Commentary: criminal background checks for entering medical students: history, current issues, and future considerations. Acad Med. 2011 Jul; 86(7):795-8. PMID: 21715989; DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31821db0ab;.
  3. Singer KH, Witzburg RA. The Health Professions Advisor’s Letter of Evaluation: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask. The Advisor. 2007; 27:23-27.
  4. Witzburg RA. Boston University School of Medicine: One School’s Approach to Criminal Background Checks. The Advisor. 2006; 26:15-19.
  5. Heffernan JJ, Witzburg RA, Smetana GW. Medical Evaluation of the Patient Undergoing Surgery. In, Textbook of Primary Care Medicine. Noble J (editor). Mosby Inc. St Louis,MO. 2001.
  6. Weissman JS, Witzburg R, Linov P, Campbell EG. Termination from Medicaid: how does it affect access, continuity of care, and willingness to purchase insurance? J Health Care Poor Underserved. 1999 Feb; 10(1):122-37. PMID: 9989010.
  7. Witzburg RA. Primary Care: Balancing Health Needs, Services, and Technology (Book Note). Annals of Internal Medicine. 1999; 130:868.
  8. Boulter P, Dorsey JL, Goonan K, Kaufman J, Reilly F, Witzburg RA. Quality and the medical marketplace. N Engl J Med. 1997 Mar 13; 336(11):808; author reply 808-9. PMID: 9064516.
  9. Prout MN, Sidari JN, Witzburg RA, Grillone GA, Vaughan CW. Head and neck cancer screening among 4611 tobacco users older than forty years. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997 Feb; 116(2):201-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 9051065.
  10. Bauchner H, Witzburg R, Jones C. Early and periodic screening diagnosis and treatment. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996 Nov; 150(11):1219-20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 8904869.
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