Dr. Doerfler leads the Office of Clinical Transformation in the Center for Learning and Innovation (CLI) and is responsible for guiding the adoption of Evidence Based Clinical Practice and helping to define and facilitate clinical improvement efforts across Northwell Health (Name change from North Shore LIJ 1-1-16).
Dr. Doerfler came to North Shore-LIJ in 2010 as the VP for Evidence Based Clinical Practice from Philips Healthcare where he served as Senior Director for Clinical Transformation. In that role, he was responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation processes for adoption of Philips medical informatics tools for optimal utility and outcomes.
A board-certified internist with added certification in Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Doerfler graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine and began his career at the NYU-Bellevue Medical Center as a medical resident in 1982. He then trained in Critical Care Medicine at the National Institutes of Health staying on as a Medical Staff Fellow, conducting research on the cellular mechanisms of sepsis and shock. Returning to NYU- Bellevue in 1989 he directed the Critical Care Fellowship and the Medical ICUs of NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital and chaired the Bellevue Hospital Bioethics committee until 2000.
Dr. Doerfler is a nationally recognized leader in Critical Care Medicine as well as Improvement Sciences including the use of information technology tools to improve clinical practice and improve outcomes. He has authored peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Doerfler received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Degree in Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh, PA.