Arjun Krishna Venkatesh

Instructor in Emergency Medicine; Director, Quality and Safety Research and Strategy; Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Scientist, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Departments & Organizations

Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)


Dr. Venkatesh's interest is in the development of performance measures designed to improve emergency department, hospital and health system outcomes. His research focuses on studying variation in emergency physician decision making on hospital admission from the Emergency Department. He is also funded by the Emergency Medicine Foundation to study national trends in the use of observation services for patients requiring acute, unscheduled care. At the Center for Outcomes and Research and Evaluation, Dr. Venkatesh works under contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to develop and maintain hospital-level performance measures.

Currently Dr. Venkatesh holds a variety of national leadership roles with the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and serves on several technical expert panels for the National Quality Forum (NQF) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Dr. Venkatesh earned his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University. He went on to earn an MBA from Ohio State University before completing medical school at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Most recently he completed Emergency Medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program here at Yale University. He is originally from Dayton, OH and resides in New Haven with his wife Pooja Agrawal.

Education & Training

MHS Yale University School of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (2014)
MD Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Med (2008)
MBA The Ohio State University, Finance (2004)
BS Northwestern Univeristy, Communication Science and Disorders (2002)
Resident Brigham and Women's Hospital-Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
Board Certification AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2013)

Honors & Recognition

  • Top New ReviewerAnnals of Emergency Medicine (2015)

Professional Service

  • Subcommittee Chair, Quality and Performance Committee American College of Emergency Physicians

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