Education & Training

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine


Internal Medicine

  • University of Utah Hospital & Clinics


American Board of Internal Medicine


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Academic Information

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Research Profile

Dr. Pendleton's research interests include implementing systems and care delivery processes that improve the outcomes and health of patients and communities and that make care more affordable. Related, he has participated in numerous trials on the safe use of blood thinning medications.

Research Interests

  • Patient Outcomes
  • Patient Safety
  • Value Based Healthcare

Areas of Expertise

  • Acute Medical Illness
  • Thrombotic Disorders

Awards & Honors

  • Master, American College of Physicians Society of Hospital Medicine


  • Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA; Kensaku Kawamoto, MD, PhD, MHS; Rachel Hess, MD, MS; Charlton Park, MBA, MHSM; Jeffrey Young, MS; Cheri Hunter, BS; Steven Johnson, LSMBB, MBA; Sandi Gulbransen, BSIE; Christopher E. Pelt, MD; Devin J. Horton, MD; Kencee K. Graves, MD; Tom H. Greene, PhD; Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH; Robert C. Pendleton, MD Implementation of a value Driven Outcomes Program to Identify High Variability in Clinical Costs and Outcomes and Association with Reduced Cost and Improved Quality. JAMA (2016) 316(10): 1061
  • Gage BF, Bass AR, Pendleton RC, Roman VD, & Eby CS. Effect of Genotype-guided warfarin dosing on clinical events and anticoagulation control among patient undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty. JAMA (2017); 318(12):1115-1124.
  • Gage BF, Pendleton RC, Eby CS. Effect of Low Intensity vs Standard Intensity Warfarin Prophylaxis on Venous Thromboembolism or Death Among Patients Undergoing Hip or Knee Arhroplasty: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA (2019); 322 (9): 834-842.
  • Anzai Y, Delis K, Pendleton RC. Price Transparency in Radiology: A Model for the Future. J Am Coll Radiol (2020); 17 (Pt 1 B): 194-199.
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