Dr. Alan Glaseroff served as the Director of Workforce Transformation in Primary Care at Stanford from the fall of 2015 until mid-June of 2016, where he was responsible for training the teams for Primary Care 2.0, a radical redesign of primary care underway in 2016. He will be joining the faculty at Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center this summer, working with Dr. Arnie Milstein to help develop new models of care. He formerly served as Co-Director of Stanford Coordinated Care, a service for patients with complex chronic illness from 2011 to the end of 2015. Dr. Glaseroff, a member of the Innovation Brain Trust for the UniteHERE Health, currently serves as faculty for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s “Better Care, Lower Cost” collaborative and served as a a Clinical Advisor to the PBGH “Intensive Outpatient Care Program” CMMI Innovation Grant that completes in June 2015. He served on the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Advisory Committee 2009-2010, and the “Let’s Get Healthy California” expert task force in 2012,. Dr. Glaseroff was named the California Family Physician of the Year for 2009.

Dr. Glaseroff’s interests focus on the intersection of the meaning of patient-centered team care, patient activation, and the key role of self-management within the context of chronic conditions.

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Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Faculty, Clinical Excellence Research Center (2016 - Present)
  • Chief Medical Officer, Humboldt Del Norte Independent Practice Association (1994 - 2011)

Honors & Awards

  • California Family Physician of the Year, CA Academy of Family Physicians (2009)
  • Finalist, Family Physician of the Year, American Academy of Family Physicians (2010)

Professional Education

  • Family Physician, American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (1982)
  • MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Medicine (1978)

Community and International Work

  • Humboldt Diabetes Project, Humboldt County


    Diabetes Care

    Partnering Organization(s)

    CA Health Care Foundation

    Populations Served

    Patients with Diabetes



    Ongoing Project


    Opportunities for Student Involvement


2023-24 Courses

All Publications

  • Helping Ambivalent Patients Make Healthy Decisions About COVID-19 AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN Glaseroff, A., Lindsay, A., Haskell, H., James, J. 2021; 103 (6): 334–36
  • Association Between HEDIS Performance and Primary Care Physician Age, Group Affiliation, Training, and Participation in ACA Exchanges. Journal of general internal medicine Glassman, J. R., Hopkins, D. S., Bundorf, M. K., Kaplan, R. M., Ragavan, M. V., Glaseroff, A. n., Milstein, A. n. 2020


    There are a limited number of studies investigating the relationship between primary care physician (PCP) characteristics and the quality of care they deliver.To examine the association between PCP performance and physician age, solo versus group affiliation, training, and participation in California's Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange.Observational study of 2013-2014 data from Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures and select physician characteristics.PCPs in California HMO and PPO practices (n = 5053) with part of their patient panel covered by a large commercial health insurance company.Hemoglobin A1c testing; medical attention nephropathy; appropriate treatment hypertension (ACE/ARB); breast cancer screening; proportion days covered by statins; monitoring ACE/ARBs; monitoring diuretics. A composite performance measure also was constructed.For the average 35- versus 75-year-old PCP, regression-adjusted mean composite relative performance scores were at the 60th versus 47th percentile (89% vs. 86% composite absolute HEDIS scores; p < .001). For group versus solo PCPs, scores were at the 55th versus 50th percentiles (88% vs. 87% composite absolute HEDIS scores; p < .001). The effect of age on performance was greater for group versus solo PCPs. There was no association between scores and participation in ACA exchanges.The associations between population-based care performance measures and PCP age, solo versus group affiliation, training, and participation in ACA exchanges, while statistically significant in some cases, were small. Understanding how to help older PCPs excel equally well in group practice compared with younger PCPs may be a fruitful avenue of future research.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s11606-020-05642-3

    View details for PubMedID 31974901

  • Coaching Patients About Successful Blood Pressure Management AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN Lindsay, A., Sharma, A., Glaseroff, A. 2019; 99 (6): 357–58
  • Patient Activation Changes as a Potential Signal for Changes in Health Care Costs: Cohort Study of US High-Cost Patients JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE Lindsay, A., Hibbard, J. H., Boothroyd, D. B., Glaseroff, A., Asch, S. M. 2018; 33 (12): 2106–12
  • Do adverse childhood experiences affect surgical weight loss outcomes? Journal of gastrointestinal surgery Lodhia, N. A., Rosas, U. S., Moore, M., Glaseroff, A., Azagury, D., Rivas, H., Morton, J. M. 2015; 19 (6): 993-998


    Bariatric surgery is an effective and enduring treatment for obesity; however, variation in weight loss may occur following surgery. Many factors beyond technical considerations may influence postoperative outcomes. A better understanding of the influence of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) on surgical weight loss may improve preoperative care. Demographic and preoperative and postoperative data were prospectively obtained for 223 patients undergoing bariatric surgery. All cases were completed laparoscopically without serious complication. Patients completed the ACE questionnaire, which assesses childhood maltreatment. Patients had an average age of 48 years and 77 % were female. There was a significant reduction from preoperative to 12-month postoperative BMI (45 to 31 kg/m(2), p ≤ 0.01). The average ACE score was 2.9 and these patients were more likely than population norms to have an ACE score ≥4 (35.9 vs. 12.5 %, p < 0.001). There was a positive correlation between the number of preoperative comorbidities and preoperative ACE score (R = 0.112, p = 0.09). Patients with a high ACE score (≥6) vs. patients low ACE scores had a higher postoperative BMI at 6-months (36.9 vs. 33.4 kg/m(2), p = 0.03) and 12-months postoperatively (34.5 vs. 30.5 kg/m(2), p = 0.07). High ACE patients had higher total cholesterol (191 vs. 169 mg/dL, p = 0.02) and LDL cholesterol (116 vs. 94 mg/dL, p = 0.02) than low ACE patients 12-months postoperatively. A high preoperative ACE score decreases weight loss following bariatric surgery and may warrant an increased preoperative counseling.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s11605-015-2810-7

    View details for PubMedID 25832488

  • Editorial on "Feasibility of 'standardized clinician' methodology for patient training on hospital-to-home transitions". Simulation in healthcare Glaseroff, A. 2015; 10 (1): 1-3

    View details for DOI 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000069

    View details for PubMedID 25647782

  • Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives Needed Now More Than Ever: Program Directors' Perspectives AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MANAGED CARE Cebul, R. D., Dade, S. E., Letourneau, L. M., Glaseroff, A. 2012; 18 (6): S112-S114

    View details for Web of Science ID 000311000300007

    View details for PubMedID 23286705