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Lisa Suter MD

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, (Rheumatology), and in the Social and Policy Studies; Director, Quality Measurement Programs; Co-Director, Bone and Joint Clinic; Section Chief, Rheumatology

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Lisa Suter, MD

Patient Care Locations

  • VA Connecticut Healthcare
    950 Campbell Avenue, Ste Building 2, Specialty Clinic, 2nd floor
    West Haven, CT, 06516
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street
    New Haven, CT, 06510

Office Locations

Mailing Address

  • Rheumatology

    PO Box 208031, 300 Cedar Street, TAC Bldg.

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8031

    United States

Lisa Suter
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Appointments

Biography

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 is a leading expert in rheumatology performance measurement and currently serves as Director of Quality Measurement Programs at CORE where she directs the MIDS Task Order Development, Revaluation and Implementation of Outcome/Efficiency Measures for Hospital and Eligible Clinicians contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Suter has led, directed or consulted on development of 33 hospital-level outcome measures, 3 clinician-level outcome measures and 11 clinician-level process measures; 25 are in current or planned use in federal payment programs. She is the Acting VA Chief of Rheumatology and, as co-chair of the Quality Measures Subcommittee of the American College of Rheumatology's Quality of Care Committee, oversees all measure development and related activities for the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).  She also continues to study technology assessment and technology adoption in musculoskeletal and inflammatory diseases.

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)

Activities

  • Presentation Co-Author
    Washington, United States 2019
  • Presentation Senior Author
    Washington, United States 2019
  • Invited Speaker
    Washington, United States 2019
  • Invited Speaker
    Austin, United States 2019
  • Invited Presenter
    Baltimore, United States 2019
  • Invited Panelist, CMS Data Visualization Resources
    Baltimore, United States 2019
  • Invited Participant
    Washington, United States 2018
  • Poster Co-Author
    Chicago, United States 2018
  • Poster Co-Author
    Chicago, United States 2018
  • Poster Co-Author
    Montreal, Canada 2018
  • Oral Presentation
    St. Louis, United States 2018
  • Poster Co-Author
    Seattle, United States 2018
  • Poster Co-Author
    Seattle, United States 2018
  • Panel Co-Author
    Seattle, United States 2018
  • Poster Co-Author
    Seattle, United States 2018
  • Invited Participant
    Rockville, United States 2018
  • Invited Speaker
    San Francisco, United States 2018
  • Invited Participant
    Washington, United States 2018
  • Invited Participant
    Washington, United States 2018
  • Poster Co-Author
    San Diego, United States 2017
  • Poster Co-Author
    San Diego, United States 2017
  • Invited Speaker and Panelist
    Washington, United States 2017
  • Visiting Professor and Invited Speaker
    Danville, United States 2017
  • Poster Co-Author
    Chicago, United States 2017
  • Invited Speaker
    Washington, United States 2016
  • Invited Participant
    Washington, United States 2016
  • Poster Co-Author
    New Orleans, United States 2016
  • Poster Co-Author
    Washington, United States 2016
  • Invited Speaker
    Chicago, United States 2016
  • Poster Co-Author
    Washington, United States 2016
  • Poster Co-Author
    Washington, United States 2016
  • Poster Senior Author
    Washington, United States 2016
  • Poster Co-Author
    Washington, United States 2016
  • Invited Participant
    Washington, United States 2015
  • Invited Moderator
    Baltimore, United States 2015
  • Poster Co-Author
    Boston, United States 2014
  • Invited Panelist
    Washington, United States 2014
  • Poster Senior Author
    Washington, United States 2012
  • Poster Senior Author
    Washington, United States 2012
  • Poster First Author
    Philadelphia, United States 2009
  • Presenter
    Philadelphia, United States 2009
  • Presenter
    San Francisco, United States 2008
  • Poster Presenter
    San Francisco, United States 2008
  • Presenter
    San Francisco, United States 2008
  • Presenter
    Pittsburgh, United States 2008
  • Invited Speaker
    Boston, United States 2008
  • Invited Panelist
    Philadelphia, United States 2005
  • Invited Participant
    Philadelphia, United States 2005
  • Presenter
    Orlando, United States 2004
  • Presenter
    Boston, United States 2003
  • Presenter
    Boston, United States 2003

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Suter, et. al. “Medical Decision Making in Patients with Knee Pain, Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis” in Arthritis Care and Research 2009, 61(11):1531-38. Named One of Most Important OA Imaging Publications in 2009World Congress on Osteoarthritis (September 23-26, 2010 in Brussels, Belgium)2010
Suter, et. al. “Medical Decision Making in Patients with Knee Pain, Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis” in Arthritis Care and Research 2009, 61(11):1531-38. Named Top Ten Advance in Arthritis Research for 2009Arthritis Foundation2010
Top 10% of ReviewersAnnals of Internal Medicine2009
Annual Meeting Notable Poster Award for Suter LG, Braithwaite RS, Fraenkel L. “Evaluating the role of MRI in early rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis.”American College of Rheumatology2008
Etta S. Chidsey Cancer Research AwardYale University School of Medicine1995

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Department of MedicineSearch Committee for Chief, Section of Endocrinology2019 - Present
American College of RheumatologyACR Presentation to CMS on RISE Registry Qualified Clinical Data Registry Measures for Use in CMS' Quality Payment Program2019
American College of Rheumatology Annual MeetingMeasures and Measurement of Healthcare Quality I: Quality Improvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis2018
Section of RheumatologySearch Committee for Section Chief of Rheumatology, Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Haven, CT2018 - 2019
Section of RheumatologySearch Committee for Yale Clinical Chief of Rheumaology2018 - 2019
American College of RheumatologyACR National Quality Forum Incubator Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcome Measure Development Project2018 - Present
National Quality ForumPatient Experience and Function Portfolio Standing Committee2018 - Present
American College of RheumatologyACR Meeting with CMS on RISE Registry Qualified Clinical Data Registry Measures for Use in CMS' Quality Payment Program2018 - Present
American Academy of Hip and Knee SurgeonsAAHKS Orthopedic-Specific Patient Experience Measure Work Group2017
National Quality ForumPerson and Family Centered Care Project 2016-2017 Standing Committee2016 - 2017
American Academy of Orthopedic SurgeonsOsteoarthritis Function & Pain Work Group2015 - 2017
American College of Rheumatology Annual MeetingFibromyalgia, Soft Tissue Disorders and Pain Session2014
National Quality ForumMeasure Developer Panel2014 - 2016
Journal of the American Medical AssociationReviewer2014 - Present
American College of Rheumatology Annual MeetingFibromyalgia, Soft Tissue Disorders and Pain Session2013
Arthritis Foundation's Innovative Research Grants and Investigator AwardsReviewer, Arthritis Foundation's Innovative Research Grants and Investigator Awards2013
American College of RheumatologyQuality of Care Committee2013 - 2019
American College of RheumatologyACR White Paper on Outcome Measurement in Rheumatology2013 - 2015
American College of RheumatologyRheumatoid Arthritis Expert Work Group, convened by Mathematica Policy Research Inc. under contract to the Centers for Medicare an Medicaid Services2013
Journal of RheumatologyReviewer2013 - Present
American College of RheumatologyQuality Measures Subcommittee2013 - Present
Section of RheumatologyFellowship Committee2012 - Present
American Journal of MedicineReviewer2012 - Present
Journal of Clinical RheumatologyReviewer2012 - Present
American College of RheumatologyGout Quality Measures Working Group2012 - 2014
American College of RheumatologyQuality Measurement Subcommittee2012 - Present
Society of Thoracic SurgeonsWork Group for the Development of a Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Readmission Quality Measure for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services2011 - 2012
Annals of Internal Medicine/JAMA Internal MedicineReviewer2011 - Present
Arthritis & RheumatismReviewer2011 - Present
Arthritis Care & ResearchReviewer2011 - Present
Journal of General Internal MedicineReviewer2011 - Present
American College of Rheumatology Annual MeetingHealth Services Session on Gout2010
Arthritis Foundation's Innovative Research Grants in OsteoarthitisReviewer2010
Society of Medical Decision Making Annual MeetingReviewer2009 - 2010
Chemotherapy Consent SubcommitteeRepresentative2009
American College of Rheumatology Annual MeetingReviewer2009 - Present
Arthritis FoundationRA Today Quarterly Newsletter2008 - 2009
Section of RheumatologyEducational Committee2007 - Present
Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center at Yale School of MedicineBoard of Directors2006 - 2010
Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center at Yale School of MedicineLong Range Planning Committee2006 - 2010
Society of Medical Decision MakingMember2006 - 2008
Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center at Yale School of MedicineBoard of Directors2005 - 2006
Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center at Yale School of MedicinePersonnel Committee2005 - 2006
American Board of Internal MedicinePeer Assessment Committee2005
Arthritis FoundationMember2002 - Present
American College of RheumatologyMember2001 - Present

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