Kumar Dharmarajan, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Departments & Organizations

Cardiovascular Medicine: Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Office of Student Research

Yale Medicine


Kumar Dharmarajan MD MBA is a board-certified cardiologist and geriatrician, health outcomes researcher, and quality measure developer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the Yale School of Medicine and faculty at the Yale New-Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). Dr. Dharmarajan's primary interests are in improving health outcomes for older persons with cardiopulmonary disease.

With mentorship from Dr. Harlan Krumholz and Dr. Mary Tinetti, Dr. Dharmarajan is studying the role of multiple chronic conditions on readmission after acute myocardial infarction. This work builds on his previous research examining the clinical epidemiology of hospital readmissions and the complexity of patients hospitalized with acute cardiopulmonary disease. Dr. Dharmarajan also serves as a consultant to China PEACE, the largest national database of myocardial infarction and percutaneous coronary intervention in China, and works for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop and maintain performance measures for US hospitals. He is a member of the standing cardiovascular committee of the National Quality Forum.

Prior to joining Yale, Dr. Dharmarajan attended Harvard college, the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Columbia Business School. He trained in internal medicine and geriatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital and cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Dharmarajan is currently supported by the National Institute on Aging and the American Federation for Aging Research through the through the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award Program (K23).

Education & Training

MBA Columbia Business School (2006)
MD Columbia University Coll of Physicians & Surgeons (2006)
AB Harvard College, Social Studies (2001)
Fellowship Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2009)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2010)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (2014)

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Kumar Dharmarajan, MD, MBA
Patient Care Location
Yale CardiologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Fl 2nd

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Yale Cardiology15 York Street
PO Box 208017

New Haven, CT 06520-8017

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