Zia Agha, MD

ConnectMed International Board Member

Dr. Agha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.  He is acting Director of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) San Diego Health Services Research and Development and in addition serves as Research Director for VA San Diego Telemedicine Programs.  His research focus is in the area of health outcomes evaluation of telehealth and related health information technologies. Within this broad area, Dr. Agha has focused on health care decision-making, cost effectiveness studies, and provider-patient communication.  His teaching interests and expertise are in the areas of clinical epidemiology, evidence-based medicine and health informatics. Dr. Agha has been a critical member of the ConnectMed International team and has designed and built telemedicine video-conference equipment for our partner sites, and supervised the function of the ConnectMed International Telemedicine Network.  A talented educator, Dr. Agha has moderated many of the ConnectMed International educational video-conferences between international partner sites and the UCSD School of Medicine.