Kumar Dharmarajan MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Research Interests

Geriatrics; Cardiology; Aging; Heart failure; Health Outcomes; Hospital Care


Selected Publications

  • Dharmarajan K., Jing L., Xi L., Lin Z., Krumholz H.M., Jiang L.; for the China PEACE Collaborative Group. The China PEACE (patient-centered evaluative assessment of cardiac events) retrospective study of acute myocardial infarction: study design. Circ. Cardiovasc. Qual. Outcomes. 2013 Nov;6(6):732-40.
  • Dharmarajan K., Hsieh A.F., Lin Z., Bueno H., Ross J.S., Horwitz L.I., Barreto-Filho J.A., Kim N., Suter L.G., Bernheim S.M., Drye E.E., Krumholz H.M. Hospital readmission performance and patterns of rehospitalization: a retrospective cohort study of Medicare hospitalizations. BMJ. 2013 Nov 20;347:f6571.
  • Dharmarajan K., Strait K.M., Lagu T., Lindenauer P.K., Tinetti M.E., Lynn J., Li S.X., Krumholz H.M. Acute decompensated heart failure is routinely treated as a cardiopulmonary syndrome. PLoS One. 8(10): e78222.
  • Dharmarajan K., Masoudi F.A., Spertus J.A., Li S.X., Krumholz H.M. Contraindicated initiation of beta blocker therapy in patients hospitalized for heart failure. JAMA Intern. Med. 2013 Sep 9;173(16):1547-9.
  • Dharmarajan K., Hsieh A.F., Lin Z., Bueno H., Ross J.S., Horwitz L.I., Barreto-Filho J.A., Kim N., Bernheim S.M., Suter L.G., Drye E.E., Krumholz H.M. Diagnoses and timing of 30-day readmissions after hospitalization for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, or pneumonia. JAMA. 2013 Jan 23;309(4):355-63.
  • Dharmarajan K., Maurer M.S. Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis in older North Americans. J. Am. Geriatr. Soc. 2012 Apr;60(4):765-74.

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