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Sarwat Chaudhry, MD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Associate Dean for Student Research, Office of Education; Co-Director, National Clinician Scholars Program

Contact Information

Sarwat Chaudhry, MD

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    Yale School of Medicine, 367 Cedar St, Harkness A, Rm 406

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Chaudhry’s research is directed toward improving outcomes in older patients with cardiovascular disease and patients hospitalized for acute illness. Another focus of her investigation is diversifying the physician-scientist workforce. Research Organizations include Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE), and the Center for Health Care Innovation, Redesign, and Learning (CHIRAL).

Extensive Research Description

In addition to her role as Associate Dean of Student Research, Dr. Sarwat Chaudhry is an accomplished outcomes researcher who has earned National and University honors, and authored numerous peer-reviewed publications. She is Principal Investigator for NIH-funded, large-scale studies focused on improving outcomes in hospitalized patients, and is one of the few investigators in the country to focus her research on older patients hospitalized for cardiovascular disease.

A major focus of Dr. Chaudhry's recent efforts is strengthening the physician-scientist workforce. While strides have been made in diversifying medical school matriculants, this has not yet resulted in representation of racial and ethnic minorities, or those from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, in the physician-scientist workforce. Dr. Chaudhry's team is developing studies to better understand individual and institutional factors related to physician scientist professional identity formation in medical students. 

Dr. Chaudhry’s expertise in clinical study design and patient interventions, and her experience with establishing nation-wide recruitment networks, makes her an excellent teacher. She has mentored numerous junior faculty members, Internal Medicine residents, as well as students from the School of Medicine and Nursing interested in exploring clinical research.


Research Interests

Cardiovascular Diseases; Health Services Research; Heart Failure; Myocardial Infarction; Quality of Health Care; Quality of Life; Hospitalists; Patient Safety

Public Health Interests

Health Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants and Justice

Selected Publications