Kumar Dharmarajan MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Biographical Info

Kumar Dharmarajan MD MBA is a board-certified cardiologist and geriatrician who is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the Yale School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Yale/YNHH 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.

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

Harvard College (2001)
Columbia Business School (2006)
Columbia University Coll of Physicians & Surgeons (2006)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine (2006 - 2007)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Geriatric Medicine (2009 - 2010)
Columbia University Medical Center, Cardiovascular Medicine (2010 - 2014)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine (2007 - 2009)
Board Certification
Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certified  (2014)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (2009)
Board Certification
Geriatric Medicine, Board Certified  (2010)

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