Dr. Rakotz is a Physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the department of Family and Community Medicine.
Dr. Rakotz received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed his residency training at the Sparrow / Michigan State University Family Medicine Residency Program in Lansing Michigan, where he served as chief resident. In addition to being board certified in family medicine, he is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Rakotz has achieved national attention for his work in the area of using health information technology to help physicians better identify and diagnose patients with hypertension (high blood pressure). He is currently working as the Director of Chronic Disease Prevention at the American Medical Association, and collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control, the Million Hearts Campaign, the American Heart Association, and the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) to improve healthcare providers’ abilities to measure, diagnose, and appropriately treat high blood pressure.
He is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, American Society of Hypertension, Canadian Hypertension Society, International Society of Hypertension, European Society of Hypertension, and the American Heart Association.
His bibliography and awards include:
Rakotz et al
A Technology-Based Quality Innovation to Identify Undiagnosed Hypertension Among active Primary Care Patients Ann Fam Med 2014;352-358. doi: 10.1370/afm.1665
Hypertension: Detect, Connect, Control Public Health Grand Rounds Presenter, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta Georgia May 21, 2013
Healthcare Informatics Magazine IT Innovator Award: First Prize, 2013 NorthShore University HealthSystem for the NorthShore Undiagnosed Hypertension Project
AMA Glaxo-Wellcome Emerging Leaders in Medicine Scholarship Award October2000
To partner with patients to provide compassionate care to adults and children of all ages.