Philip Zazove, M.D.

Professor and Chair
The George A. Dean, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine
Areas of Research
Deafness and health care; continuous quality improvement; implementation science; Disability Health Clinical Informatics and Technology

Address

Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
300 North Ingalls Street, NI4C06
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5435   

Administrative Contact

Blythe Bieber, (734) 615-2688, bbieber@med.umich.edu

Biography

Dr. Philip Zazove is a clinical and research expert in disability health, specifically, health services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Dr. Zazove graduated from Northwestern University, and received his M.D. from Washington University. He completed his residency training in family medicine at the University of Utah Hospitals and a master's in business at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Business. Professor and Chair of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan, he is active in clinical, educational, research and outreach activities. His main area of research focus has been health services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, and he has published extensively in this arena as well as obtained grant funding. He also serves on national boards and committees related to this topic, including  the International Group Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss the Advisory Board for the National Center for Deaf Health Research. Institutionally, Dr. Zazove serves on the Department's DEI Committee and Michigan Medicine's Anti-Racism Oversight Committee. And, as chair of the University of Michigan Clinical Practice Committee, he is coordinating a review of the appropriateness of all race-based algorithms being used at Michigan Medicine. 

Dr. Zazove was featured on CNN in 2015, in a piece titled: Deaf Doctor Makes Patients Feel Heard.

He sees patients at the Dexter Health Center, and in addition to his practice there, he a physician within the Deaf Health Clinic

 

Credentials

Medical School
  • Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, N.J., 1976
  • M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo., 1978
Residency
  • University of Utah, Family Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1981
Advanced Degrees
  • M.S., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1974
  • M.M., With Honors, Executive Masters Program, Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1994
Professional Organizations
  • Fellow of American Academy of Family Physicians
Board Certification
  • Family Medicine

Grants

Current Research
  • Hearing Loss and Hospital Readmissions, BXBS of MIchigan, Principal Investigator

Published Articles or Reviews

Key Publications
  1. Zazove P, Meador HE, Reed BD, Sen A, Gorenflo DW. Cancer prevention knowledge of people with profound hearing loss. J Gen Intern Med, 2009;24(3):320-6.
  2. Zazove P, Meador HE, Reed BD, Sen A, Gorenflo DW. Effectiveness of videos improving cancer prevention knowledge in people with profound hearing loss. J Cancer Educ, 2012;27(2):327-37.
  3. Zazove P, Case B, Moreland C, Plegue MA, Hoekstra A, Ouellette A, Sen A, Fetters MD. U.S. Medical Schools' Compliance With the Americans With Disabilities Act: Findings From a National Study. Acad Med. 2016 Jul;91(7):979-86. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001087
  4. Zazove P, Plegue MA, McKee MM, DeJonckheere M, Kileny PR, Schleicher LS, Green LA, Sen A, Rapai ME, Mulhem E. Effective Hearing Loss Screening in Primary Care: The Early Auditory Referral-Primary Care Study. Ann Fam Med. 2020 Nov;18(6):520-527. doi: 10.1370/afm.2590.
  5. Moreland C, Latimore D, Sen A, Arato N, Zazove P. Deafness among physicians and trainees: a national survey. Acad Med, 2013;88(2):224-32.
Full List of Publications
  1. Reed BD, Lutz LJ, Zazove P, Ratcliffe SD. Compliance with acute otitis media treatment. J Fam Pract, 1984;19(5):627-32.
  2. Reed BD, Huck W, Lutz LJ, Zazove P. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma pneumonia in children with and without pharyngitis. J Fam Pract, 1988;26(4):387-92.
  3. Zazove P, Reed BD, Huck W, Stahl S. Diagnosis of Candida Vulvovaginitis. J Fam Pract, 1989;29(3):239.
  4. Reed BD, Huck W, Zazove P. Differentiation of Gardnerella vaginalis, Candida albicans, and Trichomonas vaginalis infections of the vagina. J Fam Pract, 1989;28(6):673-80.
  5. Reed BD, Huck W, Zazove P. Treatment of beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis with cefaclor or penicillin. Efficacy and interaction with beta-lactase-producing organisms in the pharynx. Fam Pract, 1991;32(2):138-44.
  6. Zazove P, Caruthers BS, Reed BD. Genital human papillomavirus infection. Am Fam Physician, 1991;43(4):1279-90.
  7. Klinkman MS, Zazove P, Mehr D, Ruffin MT IV. A criterion-based review of preventive health care in the elderly. Part 1. Theoretical framework and development of criteria. J Fam Pract, 1992;34(2): 205-9, 213-218, 221-224.
  8. Zazove P, Mehr DR, Ruffin MT IV, Klinkman MS, Peggs JF, Davies TC. A criterion-based review of preventive health care in the elderly. Part 2. A geriatric health maintenance program. J Fam Pract, 1992;34(3):320-47.
  9. Zazove P, Kileny PR. Devices for the hearing impaired. Am Fam Physician, 1993;46(3):851-8.
  10. Purohit R, Zazove P, Gorenflo D. Deaf and hard of hearing persons. J Fam Pract, 1993;36(2):137-8.
  11. Zazove P, Niemann LC, Gorenflo DW, Carmack C, Mehr D, Coyne JC, Antonucci T. The health status and health care utilization of deaf and hard-of-hearing persons. Arch Fam Med, 1993;2:745-52.
  12. Zazove P, Reed BD, Gregoire L, Gorenflo DW, Lancaster WD, Ruffin MT, Hruszczyk J. Presence of human papillomavirus infection of the uterine cervix as determined by different detection methods in a low-risk community-based population. Arch Fam Med, 1993;2:1250-8.
  13. Reed BD, Zazove P, Gregoire L, Gorenflo DW, Lancaster WD, Ruffin MT IV. Factors associated with human papillomavirus infection in women encountered in community-based offices. Arch Fam Med, 1993;12:1239-48.
  14. Reed BD, Zazove P, Human papillomavirus infection. Arch Fam Med, 1994;10:855-6.
  15. Zazove P, Doukas D. The silent health care crisis: Ethical reflections of health care for deaf and hard of hearing persons. J Fam Med, 1994;26(6):387-90.
  16. Zazove P. Should we screen for hypothyroidism in the elderly? J Fam Pract, 1994;38(6):571-3.
  17. Bissonnette V, Zazove P, Ruffin MT, Gorenflo DW, Gregoire L, Reed BD. Association between physical activity, sexual activities, and human papillomavirus infection in women in a community-based population. J Womens Health Gend Based Med, 1995;4:579-85.
  18. Ralston E, Zazove P, Gorenflo D. Communicating with deaf patients. JAMA, 1995;274(10):794.
  19. Ralston E, Zazove P, Gorenflo D. Physician attitudes and beliefs about deaf patients. JABFP, 1996;9(3):167-73.
  20. Zazove P. Understanding deaf and hard-of-hearing patients. Am Fam Physician, 1997;56(8):1953-4.
  21. Woodruffe T, Gorenflo D, Meador H, Zazove P. Knowledge and attitudes about AIDS among deaf and hard of hearing persons. Aids Care, 1998;10(3):377-86.
  22. Zazove P, Klinkman M. Developing a CQI program in a family medicine department. Jt Comm J Qual Improv, 1998;24(8):391-401.
  23. Zazove P, Reed BD, Gregoire L, Fereczy A, Gorenflo D, Lancaster, W. Low false-negative rate of PCR analysis for detecting human papillomavirus-related cervical lesions. J Clin Microbiol, 1998;36(9):2708-13.
  24. Reed BD, Ruffin M, Gorenflo D, Zazove P. The psychosexual impact of human papillomavirus cervical infections. J Fam Pract, 1999;8(2):110-6.
  25. Tamaskar P, Malia T, Stern C, Gorenflo D, Meador H, Zazove P. Preventive attitudes and beliefs of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Arch of Fam Med, 2000;(9):518-25.
  26. Reed BD, Gorenflo DW, Gillespie FW, Pearson CL, Zazove P. Sexual behaviors and other risk factors for Candida Vulvovaginitis. J Womens Health Gend Based Med, 2000;9(6):645-55.
  27. Zazove P, Kratochwill E, Warren J, More C. Allocating dedicated lab personnel in Ambulatory Care Settings. Advance Healthcare Network for Laboratory, available online May 19, 2003. http://laboratory-manager.advanceweb.com/Article/Allocating-Dedicated-Lab-Personnel-in-Ambulatory-Care-Settings.aspx
  28. Zazove P, Meador H, Derry H, Gorenflo DW, Burdick S, Saunders E. Deaf persons and computer use. Amer Ann Deaf, 2004;148(5);376-84.
  29. Reed BD, Zazove P, Horrocks J, Gorenflo DW, Pierson CL. Candida transmission and sexual behaviors as risks for recurrent Candida vulvovaginits. J Women's Health, 2003;12(10):979-89.
  30. Meador HE, Zazove P. Health care interactions with deaf culture. JABFP, 2005;18(3):218-22.
  31. Zazove P, Meador HE, Aikens J, Nease D, Gorenflo DW. Assessment of depressive symptoms in deaf persons. J Am Board Fam Med, 2006;19:141-7.
  32. Steinberg A, Barnett S, Meador HE, Wiggins EA, Zazove P. Healthcare system accessibility: experiences and perceptions of deaf people. J Gen Int Med, 2006;21(3):260-6.
  33. Zazove P, Meador HE, Reed BD, Sen A, Gorenflo DW. Cancer Prevention knowledge of people with profound hearing loss. J Gen Intern Med, 2009;24(3):320-6.
  34. Cooke D, Zazove P. Deep venous thrombosis after office vasectomy: a case report. J Med Case Reports, 2010;4:242.
  35. Zazove P, Meador HE, Reed BD, Sen A, Gorenflo DW. Effectiveness of videos improving cancer prevention knowledge in people with profound hearing loss. J Cancer Educ, 2012;27(2):327-37.
  36. Moreland C, Latimore D, Sen A, Arato N, Zazove P. Deafness among physicians and trainees: A national survey. Acad Med, 2013;88(2):224-32.
  37. Zazove P, Meador HE, Reed BD, Gorenflo DW. Deaf persons’ english reading levels and associations with epidemiological, educational and cultural factors. J Health Communication, 2013;18(7):760-2.
  38. Berman BA, Jo A, Cumberland WG, Booth H, Britt J, Stern C, Zazove P, Kaufman G, Sadler GR, Bastani R. Breast cancer knowledge and practices among D/deaf women. Disabil Health J, 2013;6(4):303-16.
  39. Moreland C, Latimore D, Sen A, Arato N, Zazove P.  Deafness among physicians and trainees:  A national survey.  Acad  Med, 88(2):224-232, 2013.
  40. Harris A, Tallia A, Tallia A, Alexander C, Bryan S, Feifer C, French L, Giobbie L, Magill M, Tavallali L, Zazove P, Davis A, Harris A.  Health system change and academic departments.  Ann Fam Med 12(2):180-181, Mar-April 2014.
  41. Zazove P, Plegue M, Uhlmann W, Ruffin M.  Prompting primary care providers about increased patient risk as a result of family history:  Does it work?"  JABFM 28(3):334-342, 2015.
  42. Gossa WA, Fetters M, Zazove P.  The dawn of family medicine in Ethiopia.  Fam Med 47(2):148, 2015.
  43. Zazove P, Atcherson SR, Moreland CJ, McKee MM.  Hearing loss:  Diagnosis and evaluation of a patient with hearing loss.  FP Essentials, 434:7-11, 2015.
  44. Atcherson SR, McKee MM, Moreland CJ, Zazove P.  Hearing loss:  Hearing augmentation.  FP Essentials, 434:18-23, 2015.
  45. McKee MM, Moreland CJ, Atcherson SR, Zazove P.  Hearing loss:  Communicating with the patient who is deaf or hard of hearing.  FP Essentials, 434:24-28, 2015.
  46. Moreland CJ, Atcherson SR, Zazove P, McKee MM.  Hearing loss:  Issues in the deaf and hard of hearing communities.  FP Essentials, 434:29-40, 2015.
  47. McKee MM, Winters PC, Sen A, Zazove P, Fiscella K.  Emergency department use and risk factors among Deaf American sign language users.  Disability Health Journal 8(4):573-578, October 2015.
  48. McKee MM, Paasche-Orlow M, Winters PC, Fiscella K, Zazove P, Sen A, Pearson T.  Assessing health literacy in Deaf American Sign Language users.  J Health Communication 20(0.2):92-100, 2015.
  49. Zazove P, Inoue M, Motohara S, Fetters M.  Benefits of having departments of family medicine.  Japan Primary Care Association Journal 38(4):1-11, 2015.
  50. Sarmiento C, Miller SR, Chang E, Zazove P, Kumagai AK.  From impairment to empowerment:  A longitudinal medical school curriculum on disabilities.  Acad Med (published ahead of print), September 2015.
  51. Zazove P, Case B, Moreland C, Plegue MA, Hoekstra A, Ouellette A, Sen A, Fetters MD.  U.S. Medical schools’ compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act:  Findings from a national study.  Acad Med (published ahead of print), January 2016.
  52. Schwenk TL, Green LA, Zazove P.  Additional considerations for the expert-generalist model.  Acad Med 91(4):448, 2016.
  53. Schultz C, Cooke JM, Llanes M, Zazove P, Kelley SA.  The effect of simulation-based training on medical students’ perceptions, knowledge, and skill at baseline and 6-month follow-up.  International J for Innovation Education and Research, 4(5):151-165, 2016.
  54. McKee M, Case B, Fausone M, Zazove P, Ouellette A, Fetters MD.  Medical schools’ willingness to accommodate medical students with sensory and physical disabilities:  Ethical foundations of a functional challenge to “organic” technical standards.  AMA J Ethics, 18(10):993-1002, Oct 2016.
  55. Berman BA, Jo AM, Cumberland WG, Booth H, Wolfson AA, Stern C, Zazove P, Kaufman G, Robins Sadler G, Bastani R.  D/deaf breast cancer survivors:  Their experiences and knowledge.  J Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 28(3):1165-1190, 2017.
  56. Zazove P, McKee MM, Schleicher L, Green LA, Kileny P, Rapai M, Mulhem E.  To act or not to act:  Responses to electronic health record prompts by family medicine clinicians.  J Am Med Inform Assoc, 24(2):275-280, 2017.
  57. Zazove P, Plegue MA, Kileny PR, McKee MM, Schleicher LS, Green LA, Sen A, Rapai ME, Guetterman TC, Mulhem E.  Initial results of The Early Auditory Referral-Primary Care (EAR-PC) study. Am J Prev Med, October 2017.
  58. Pertz L, Plegue M, Diehl K, Zazove P, McKee M.  Addressing mental health needs for deaf patients through an integrated health care model.  J of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.  https://doi.org/10.1093/deafed/eny002, 2018.
  59. Mahmoudi M, Meade M, Zazove P, McKee M.  Association between hearing aid use and health care use and cost among older adults with hearing loss.  JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Published online April 26, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaoto 0273, 2018.
  60. McKee M, Choi H, Wilson S, DeJonckheere M, Zazove P, Levy H.  Determinants of hearing aid use among older Americans with hearing loss.  The Gerontologist gny051, https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gny051
  61. Cumberland WG, Berman BA, Zazove P, Sadler GR, Jo A, Booth H, Wolfson A, Stern C, Kaufman G, Bastani R.  A breast cancer education program for D/deaf women.  American Annals of the Deaf, 163(2):90-115, 2018.
  62. Johnson M, Douglas M, Grumbach K, Muramoto M, Ramanathan A, Wilson B, Zazove P, Davis A.  Advancing diversity, inclusion, and health equity to the next level.  Annals of Family Medicine, 17(1):89, 2019.
  63. McKee MM, Meade MA, Zazove P, Stewart HJ, Jannausch ML, Ilgen MA.  The relationship between hearing loss and substance use disorders among adults in the United States.  Amer J of Prev Med, 56(4):586-590, 2019.
  64. Kezar LB, Kirscner KL, Clinchot DM, Laird-Metke E, Zazove P, Curry RH.  Leading practices and future directions for technical standards in medical education.  Acad Med, 94(4):520-527, 2019.
  65. Essuman A, Gold KJ, Vitale C, Toma G, Cigolle C, Gyakobo M, Spangenberg K, Odoi-Agyarko K, Skye E, Zazove P.  Establishing the first geriatric medicine fellowship program in Ghana.  J Am Geriatr Soc, 00:1-6, 2019.
  66. Mahmoudi E, Basu T, Langa K, McKee MM, Zazove P, Alexander N, Kamdar N.  Can hearing aids delay time to diagnosis of dementia, depression, or falls in older adults?  J Am Geriatr Soc, 00:1-8, 2019.
  67. Mckee MM, Moran C, Zazove P.  Overcoming additional barriers to care for deaf and hard of hearing patients during Covid-19.  JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, published online, July 16, 2020.
  68. Meeks LM,Taylor N, Case B, Stergopolous E, Zazove P, Graves L, McKee M, Swenor KI, Salgat A, Cerilli C, Moreland C, Joshi H.  The unexamined diversity:  Disability policies and practices in US graduate medical education.  J Grad Med Educ, 12(5):615-619, 2020.
  69. Mahmoudi E, Kamdar N, Furgal A, Sen A, Zazove P, Bynum J. Potentially preventable hospitalization among older adults:  2010-2014.  Annals of Family Medicine, (in press).
  70. Zazove P, Plegue MA, McKee MM, DeJonckheere M, Kileny PR, Schleicher LS, Green LA, Sen A, Rapai ME, Mulhem E.  Effective hearing loss screening in primary care:  The early auditory referral-primary care study (EAR-PC).  Annals of Family Medicine, (in press).
Locations
7300 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.
Dexter, MI  48130
734-539-5000

I personally have a profound hearing loss, and see firsthand the implications of having this. In addition, the work we do has enormous potential beneficial outcomes, and is gratifying