Harlan M Krumholz MD

Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, of Investigative Medicine and of Public Health (Health Policy); Co-Director, Clinical Scholars Program; Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Biographical Info

Dr. Krumholz is the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). He is also a Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University School of Medicine.

His research focuses on improving patient outcomes, health system performance and population health. His research has had wide ranging impact on health care delivery, shifting paradigms of clinical care and increasing the accountability of the health care system through the application of targeted measurements, incentives, and improvement strategies. Some of the accomplishments include reductions in delays associated with lifesaving heart attack care, increases in the use of guideline-endorsed treatments of patients requiring acute and chronic care, identification and elimination of wasteful health care practices, and improvements in the outcomes of patients recently discharged from the hospital. His work with health care companies has led to new models of transparency and data sharing. His work with the U.S. government has led to the development of a portfolio of national, publicly reported measures of hospital performance. These measures also became part of several provisions of the health reform bill. His work has also focused attention on the importance of patient-centered care. He is currently working with leaders in China on government-funded efforts to establish a national research and performance improvement network.

Dr. Krumholz is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology, the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He received a BS from Yale, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and a Masters in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health.

International Activity

  • Yale-Fuwai Session
    Beijing, China(2009 - 2009)
    Dr. Krumholz was part of a delegation of physicians and researchers from the United States who participated in a Yale-Fuwai Session at the 2009 International Heart Forum. The Yale-Fuwai Session was the first of its kind to promote international collaboration in the field of outcomes research. Dr. Krumholz helped kick-off the Forum with a plenary presentation titled, "Guidelines, Personalized Medicine and Common Sense." In a session on topics related to coronary heart disease, he gave a talk titled, "STEMI Systems: Changing the Approach to Care." During the Yale-Fuwai Session, he presented, "Lipid Levels and Evidence-Based Decisions."

Education & Training

Yale College (05/1980)
Harvard University (1985)
Harvard (1992)
University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine (1985 - 1988)
Chief Resident
Moffitt Hospital/University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine (1988 - 1989)
Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Cardiology (1989 - 1992)
University of California at San Francisco, Internal Medicine
Board Certification
Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certified  (1991)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (1989)

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Scientist Award
    American Heart Association (2010)
  • Board of Directors
    American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)
  • Board of Trustees
    American College of Cardiology Foundation (2010)
  • Elected member
    Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (2008)
  • Elected member
    Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2007)
  • Award of Meritorious Achievement
    American Heart Association (2007)
  • Elected member
    Association of American Physicians (2004)
  • Elected member
    American Society for Clinical Investigation (2000)

Professional Service

  • Chair, American College of Cardiology (2009 - -)
  • Institute of Medicine (2008 - -)
  • Correspondent, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine (2008 - -)
  • National Cardiovascular Data Registry (2008 - -)
  • American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (2008 - -)
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (2008 - -)
  • American Heart Association (2007 - 2008)
  • American Heart Association (2007 - 2009)
  • American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (2007 - 2009)
  • American Heart Association (2006 - -)
  • Chair, American College of Cardiology (2006 - 2008)
  • American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (2006 - 2008)
  • American Heart Association (2004 - 2005)
  • American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (2001 - 2005)
  • Chair, American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (2000 - 2008)
  • American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (1999 - -)
  • American College of Cardiology (1996 - -)
  • American Heart Association (1996 - -)

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