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Theodore Long

Assistant Professor Adjunct

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Theodore Long



Theodore Long, MD, MHS is an Assistant Professor Adjunct in the Section of General Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. In this capacity, he teaches about health policy and administration. Dr. Long is Vice President of Ambulatory Care at New York City Health + Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the U.S. New York City Health + Hospitals provides essential services to more than one million New Yorkers through 11 hospitals and more than 70 primary care clinic sites. Dr. Long is responsible for leading the nation's largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and transforming the health system’s current portfolio of ambulatory care, with more than five million visits per year, into an integrated and high-quality network providing care to all New Yorkers, without exception.

Dr. Long previously served as the Senior Medical Officer for the Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) where he led more than 20 federal programs including the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, and the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program. Before coming to CMS, Dr. Long served as Medical Director at the Rhode Island State Department of Health, where he led healthcare planning for the State. He was Principal Author for the first statewide evaluation of health service capacity and access to care, with a focus on primary care capacity and need.

Dr. Long is a practicing primary care physician who did his undergraduate work, residency training, and post-graduate Master’s work in health services research at Yale University. Dr. Long is currently a faculty member in the Yale School of Medicine and the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale School of Medicine, Internal Medicine (2015)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
    Yale School of Medicine (2015)
  • Yale Traditional Internal Medicine Residency
    Yale School of Medicine (2013)
  • MD
    Keck School of Medicine of the Univ of So Calif

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