Lisa Gale Suter, MD

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, (Rheumatology), and in the Social and Policy Studies; Associate Director, Quality Measurement Program, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE) | Rheumatology

Faculty Research

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Lisa Gale Suter, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, continuously board certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology since 2001 and 2003, respectively. She currently also serves as the Associate Director of the Quality Measurement Program at CORE. After completing her medical degree and rheumatology fellowship at Yale University and her post-graduate training in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, she trained as a health services researcher through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. She then joined the Yale faculty and was the recipient of both a National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIAMS) K23 Mentored Career Development Award and Arthritis Foundation Arthritis Investigator Award. At CORE, she oversees new measure development for hospital programs, with particular focus in orthopedic and patient-reported outcome-based performance measures. In addition to her work in quality measurement at CORE, Dr. Suter continues to study technology assessment and technology adoption in musculoskeletal and inflammatory diseases. Her recent work includes cost-effectiveness analyses of MRI in the management of rheumatoid arthritis and innovative prostheses in total joint arthroplasty.

Education & Training

MD Yale University School of Medicine (1998)
BS Yale University (1991)
Research Fellow Yale University School of Medicine/VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine/Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Program
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2001, recertified: 2011)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology (2003, recertified: 2013)

Professional Service

  • Quality of Care Committee American College of Rheumatology (2013)

  • Gout Quality Measures Working Group American College of Rheumatology (2012)

  • Quality Measurement Subcommittee American College of Rheumatology (2012)

  • Member, American College of Rheumatology, Gout Quality Measures Working Group (2012)

  • Educational Committee Section of Rheumatology (2007)

  • Member Society of Medical Decision Making (2006 - 2008)

  • Member Arthritis Foundation (2002)

  • Member American College of Rheumatology (2001)

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