Robert Lawrence McNamara, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Research Interests

Atrial Fibrillation; Cardiology; Cardiovascular Diseases; Echocardiography; International Cooperation; Myocardial Infarction; Global Health; Electronic Health Records

Research Organizations

Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine

Faculty Research

Yale Institute for Global Health

Research Summary

My research has centered on evaluating the use of evidence-based medicine on the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiovascular disease. I have sought to identify areas in clinical medicine with significant variation in care, use various methodologies to obtain and analyze the different strategies and outcomes, and provide a sound base of evidence on which to recommend clinical decisions. The methodologies include primary data collection, secondary data analysis, synthesis of results of various studies into clinically useful forms such as meta-analyses and cost-effectiveness analysis, qualitative studies, establishing clinical practice guidelines and data standards, and promoting quality assurance and improvement.

Specialized Terms: Cardiovascular outcomes; International comparisons; Large registries; Global health;

Extensive Research Description

Current projects include evaluating differences in the treatment and outcome of patients with myocardial infarction among different countries, designing ways to evaluate hospital performance in treating patients with acute myocardial infarction through use of the electronic health record, and establishing quality performance standards for noninvasive cardiac imaging.

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

Robert Lawrence McNamara, MD, MHS
Patient Care Locations
Yale CardiologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale CardiologyYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
Cardiology OfficesDana Clinic Building
789 Howard Avenue, Ste 320

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Cardiovascular MedicinePO Box 208017
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8017