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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)|