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Jeptha Curtis, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine); Medical Director, Performance Improvement, Heart & Vascular Center; Senior Scientific Advisor, NCDR; Director, Registry Data Analytic Center, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Contact Information

Jeptha Curtis, MD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Cardiovascular Medicine

    PO Box 208056, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8056

    United States



Jeptha P. Curtis, MD, is a Professor in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons before training in internal medicine at the Duke University Medical Center and completing his fellowships in clinical and interventional cardiology at Yale. Dr. Curtis directs the American College of Cardiology Analytic Center at CORE. He has also led the development of registry-based outcome measures for CMS examining 30-day mortality following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and ICD and currently oversees the maintenance of the registry measures, contributes to the development of new measures, and assists in the development of approaches to cardiovascular surveillance. Currently, he is conducting a mixed methods research study of hospitals that perform PCI (TOP PCI). The study will begin with a qualitative component in which top performing hospitals will be visited to identify candidate strategies, and will then move to a quantitative survey of PCI hospitals to determine which strategies are most closely associated with better patient outcomes. Through critically examining the practice of interventional cardiology, Dr. Curtis hopes to improve the quality of care delivered to patients with coronary artery disease and those undergoing PCI.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2004)
  • Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2003)
  • Resident
    Duke University Medical Center (2000)
  • Intern
    Duke University Medical Center (1998)
  • MD
    Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (1997)
  • BA
    Yale University (1993)


  • Navigating the Quality Improvement Landscape of Yale New Haven Health System
    New Haven, CT, United States 2019
    Grand Rounds
  • Optimizing the Care of Patient with Coronary Artery Disease
    São Paulo, SP, Brazil 2019
    Speaking Engagement
  • Using Registry Data to Improve Outcomes
    Shanghai, Shanghai, China 2018
    ACC Pacific Cardiovascular Summit
  • Strategies to Incorporate IVUS into the Catheterization Laboratory
    Shanghai, Shanghai, China 2018
    ACC Pacific Cardiovascular Summit
  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: What Will Registries Tell Us?
    Boston, MA, United States 2018
    Scientific Sessions 2018
  • Effectiveness of ICDs in Women: Real World Evidence
    Boston, MA, United States 2018
    Scientific Sessions 2018
  • In the Public Eye: Does Public Reporting Improve Outcomes
    San Diego, CA, United States 2018
    SCAI 2018 Scientific Sessions
  • Using Registry Data to Drive Cath Lab Improvement
    Orlando, FL, United States 2018
  • PCI Performance Measures: An Update
    Anaheim, CA, United States 2017
    Scientific Sessions 2017
  • Shared Decision Making: Is There a Path Forward?
    Anaheim, CA, United States 2017
    Scientific Sessions 2017
  • The Most Important Interventional Trials of the Past Year
    Anaheim, CA, United States 2017
    Scientific Sessions 2017
  • Improving Quality Through Data
    Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina 2017
    Cordoba Cardiovascular Conference
  • Transforming Quality in the Cath Lab
    Seattle, WA, United States 2017
    Annual Meeting
  • Grand Rounds
    Boston, MA, United States 2017
    Grand Rounds
  • Patient Reported Outcomes in PCI
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2016
    Scientific Sessions 2016
  • Lecture
    Ann Arbor, MI, United States 2016
  • Established Registries-NCDR: Basic Facts
    Woodstock, VT, United States 2016
    3D 2016 Dartmouth Device Development Symposium
  • Using the ICD Registry for Quality Improvement
    Fortaleza, CE, Brazil 2016
    Annual Conference
  • What Distinguishes High Performing Hospitals
    Fortaleza, CE, Brazil 2016
    Annual Conference
  • The National Cardiovascular Data Registry: A Tool for Improving Cath Lab Quality
    Hyderabad, Telangana, India 2016
    National Interventional Congress
  • Reducing Readmissions: Theory
    Orlando, FL, United States 2015
    Scientific Sessions 2015
  • Great Debates in Interventional Cardiology: D2B Times
    Orlando, FL, United States 2015
    Scientific Sessions 2015
  • Improving Quality in the Cath Lab: End of the Line or a New Beginning
    Springfield, MA, United States 2015
    J. Mark Peterman Annual Lecture
  • Public Reporting PCI Mortality is Critical
    San Diego, CA, United States 2015
    SCAI Scientific Sessions 2015
  • Reducing ICD-Associated Complications
    San Diego, CA, United States 2015
    Scientific Sessions 2015
  • TOP PCI: Improving PCI Outcomes
    Washington, DC, United States 2014
    Scientific Sessions 2014
  • Trends in Disparities Among Patients Undergoing PCI
    San Francisco, CA, United States 2013
    TCT 2013
  • Optimizing PCI Outcomes: Insights from High and Low Performing Hospitals
    Orlando, FL, United States 2013
    SCAI Scientific Sessions 2013
  • Public Reporting PCI outcomes
    Orlando, FL, United States 2013
    SCAI Scientific Sessions 2013
  • Voluntary Public Reporting of PCI Readmission
    San Francisco, CA, United States 2013
    National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Annual Meeting
  • Assessing PCI Outcomes- Is Volume Everything
    Miami Beach, FL, United States 2012
    TCT 2012
  • Public Reporting and the Effort to Improve PCI Outcomes
    Providence, RI, United States 2012
    Grand Rounds
  • The ICD Registry Has Not Outlived Its Usefulness
    Boston, MA, United States 2012
    Scientific Sessions 2012
  • IABP for High Risk PCI
    Washington, DC, United States 2012
    Department of Cardiology Journal Club
  • Reporting ICD Complications
    San Francisco, CA, United States 2011
    Scientific Sessions 2011
  • Measuring performance in D2B times
    Washington, DC, United States 2010
    TCT 2010: Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics 22nd Annual Scientific Symposium
  • Eliminating Racial Disparities in Use of ICDs
    Denver, CO, United States 2010
    Scientific Sessions 2010
  • Public Reporting Using Registry Data
    Atlanta, GA, United States 2010
    National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) 2010 Annual Meeting
  • Reducing time to reperfusion: Insights from the D2B Alliance
    Beijing, Beijing, China 2009
    International Heart Forum
  • Structural measures of Hospital Quality
    Washington, DC, United States 2009
    Quality and Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (QCOR) 2009 Scientific Sessions
  • Developing a National Registry: The case of the ICD Registry
    Washington, DC, United States 2009
    The National Registry on Safety & Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: An Incubator Thinktank
  • Recent national trends in door to balloon times: Insights from ongoing registries
    Chicago, IL, United States 2009
    Scientific Sessions 2009
  • Role of the NCDR in Determining ICD Lead Safety
    Boston, MA, United States 2007
    ICD Lead Performance Conference
  • Ensuring Patient Safety in the Catheterization Laboratory
    Orlando, FL, United States 2007
    Scientific Sessions 2007
  • Reducing Door to Balloon Times
    Washington, DC, United States 2007
    TCT 2007: Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics 19th Annual Scientific Sessions
  • Strategies to Reduce Time to Reperfusion in Patients with STEMI
    Beijing, Beijing, China 2007
    International Heart Forum
  • The NCDR ICD Registry
    Washington, DC, United States 2006
    Preventing Tomorrow’s Sudden Cardiac Death
  • D2B Alliance
    Washington, DC, United States 2006
    Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) 2006 Scientific Sessions

Professional Service

Yale University School of MedicineFaculty Advisory Committee2018 - Present
American College of Cardiology Scientific SessionsProgram Committee2018 - Present
Yale New Haven HospitalYale New Haven Health System Safety and Quality Committee2017 - Present
American Heart AssociationQCOR Nominating Committee2016 - Present
American College of CardiologyFellow2016 - Present
American College of CardiologySenior Scientific Advisor- National Cardiovascular Data Registry2016 - Present
CirculationEditor2016 - Present
American Heart AssociationInterventional Cardiology Council2015 - Present
Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and InterventionsFellow2014 - Present
American Heart AssociationQCOR Annual Meeting- Young Investigator Award Competition2014 - Present
Journal of the American College of CardiologyEditor2014 - Present
Patient Centered Outcomes Research InstituteStudy section chair, Improving Hospital Systems2013 - 2015
New York State Department of HealthCardiac Advisory Committee2012 - Present
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)MEDCAC (Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee)2010 - 2013
National Quality ForumSteering Committee, Resource Use Measures2010 - 2012
National Quality ForumCo-Chair, Technical Advisory Panel, Resource Use Measures2010 - 2012
Yale University School of MedicineCardiology Curriculum Committee2010 - Present
American College of CardiologyNCDR Metrics and Reporting Workgroup2010 - Present
American College of CardiologyCathPCI Research and Publications Committee2009 - 2016
American College of CardiologyWriting Committee- Taskforce to Develop Technology Metrics2009 - 2016
Yale New Haven HospitalTask Force on Therapeutic Hypothermia2008 - 2012
Yale University School of MedicineYale Center for Clinical Investigation2008 - Present
Yale New Haven HospitalCath Lab Working Group for Structured Physician Reporting2008 - Present
Yale New Haven HospitalInterdisciplinary Door to Balloon Workgroup2008 - Present
American Heart AssociationQCOR Annual Meeting2007 - Present
Veterans AdministrationIschemic Heart Disease QUERI Technical Assistance Panel2006 - 2009
Veterans AdministrationCardiovascular Assessment Reporting and Tracking System for the Catheterization Laboratory Oversight Committee2006 - 2009
American College of CardiologyGuidelines Applied in Practice: D2B Alliance Working Group2006 - 2008
American College of CardiologyCMS Coverage with Evidence Development ICD Registry2006 - 2008
American College of CardiologySteering Committee National Cardiovascular Data Registry ICD Registry2006 - Present
American Heart AssociationAnnual Meeting2006 - Present
American College of CardiologyAnnual Meeting2006 - Present
American Heart AssociationMember2005 - Present
New England Journal of MedicineReviewer2005 - Present
Journal of the American Medical AssociationReviewer2005 - Present
CirculationReviewer2005 - Present
Journal of the American College of CardiologyReviewer2005 - Present
American Heart JournalReviewer2005 - Present
American Journal of CardiologyReviewer2005 - Present
Annals of Internal MedicineReviewer2005 - Present
European Heart JournalReviewer2005 - Present

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