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Arjun Venkatesh

Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chair, Emergency Medicine; Scientist, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Internal Medicine

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Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS


Dr. Venkatesh is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University. He is also Scientist at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation. He has been funded by the NIH, AHRQ, and the Emergency Medicine Foundation to study health system outcomes and efficiency, and he is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as co-Principal Investigator of the Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) and for the development of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. He has received over $6 million in grant funding and published over 80 peer-reviewed papers and is senior editor of The Evidence book series. He is national leader within ACEP and SAEM and he serves on expert panels for the National Quality Forum (NQF), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and CMS. His work is also funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the Addiction Policy Forum to advance the quality and delivery of emergency and acute care for opioid use disorder.

Dr. Venkatesh earned his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University. He went on to earn an MBA from Ohio State University before completing medical school at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Most recently he completed Emergency Medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program here at Yale University. He is originally from Dayton, OH and resides in New Haven.

Education & Training

  • RWJF Clinical Scholar
    Yale University School of medicine (2014)
  • MHS
    Yale University School of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (2014)
  • Resident
    Brigham and Women's Hospital-Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (2012)
  • MD
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Med (2008)
  • MBA
    The Ohio State University, Finance (2004)
  • BS
    Northwestern Univeristy, Communication Science and Disorders (2002)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Mid-Career Research AwardSociety of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)2022
Young Investigator AwardSociety of Academic Emergency Medicine2017
Top New ReviewerAnnals of Emergency Medicine2015

Professional Service

National Quality Forum Health and Well Being Steering CommitteeMember2015 - Present
American College of Emergency PhysiciansCommittee Member

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