David Wetherhold, Executive Medical Director for Ambulatory Systems, Scripps Health

David Wetherhold, MD


Primary Care Internal Medicine Practice and Ambulatory Electronic Health Record design, installation and management


Executive Medical Director Ambulatory Systems June 2017 to current Scripps Health, San Diego, CA

  • Leadership of Clinical Ambulatory Informatics for Scripps Health
  • Dyad model with Ambulatory IS leadership and working directly with analysts and clinical providers
  • Epic Physician Builder courses completed
  • Includes support  action,  communication  with  clinical  providers,  and decision making on future direction
  • Work closely with and direct report to CIO

Medical Director Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record January 2009 to June 2017 Scripps Foundation, La Jolla, CA

  • Working closely with IT for design and installation of Allscripts
  • Operations management with 600 provider group
  • Advanced Note Design experience

Division Head, Internal Medicine, Scripps Green Hospital 2001 to current Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla, CA

  • Management of Internal Medicine Hospital Staff
  • Assisted in conversion from paper record to electronic record
  • Chair, Medical Records Committee

Assistant Clinical Professor (volunteer)
1998 to current UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA

  • Mentor single student one-half day per week per year

Staff Physician, Internal Medicine
1991 to current Scripps Clinic Medical Group, La Jolla, CA

  • Full integration of electronic medical record


Scripps Clinic and Green Hospital Residency Program 1991-1995

  • Chief Resident 1994-1995

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 1987 – 1991

  • M.D. degree


High degree of experience in electronic medical record systems, specifically Allscripts. Highly involved in changes needed to meet meaningful use requirements. Epic and Allscripts Touchworks expertise.


Update March 2019