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

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE) | Rheumatology | Rheumatology, Allergy, & Immunology: Rheumatology

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

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 currently also serves as Associate Director of Quality Measurement Programs at CORE. After completing her medical degree and rheumatology fellowship at Yale University and her post-graduate training in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, she trained as a health services researcher through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. She then joined the Yale faculty and was the recipient of both a National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIAMS) K23 Mentored Career Development Award and Arthritis Foundation Arthritis Investigator Award. At CORE, she oversees new measure development for hospital programs, with particular focus in orthopedic and patient-reported outcome-based performance measures, and some measure surveillance activities. In addition to her work in quality measurement at CORE, Dr. Suter is co-chair of the Quality Measures Subcommittee of the American College of Rheumatology's Quality of Care Committee, overseeing measure development for the College. 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)

Honors & Recognition

  • 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 Foundation (2010)

  • Top 10% of ReviewersAnnals of Internal Medicine (2009)

  • 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 Rheumatology (2008)

  • Etta S. Chidsey Cancer Research AwardYale University School of Medicine (1995)

Professional Service

  • Department of Medicine (2019 - Present) Search Committee for Chief, Section of Endocrinology

  • American College of Rheumatology (2019) ACR Presentation to CMS on RISE Registry Qualified Clinical Data Registry Measures for Use in CMS' Quality Payment Program

  • American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting (2018) Measures and Measurement of Healthcare Quality I: Quality Improvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Section of Rheumatology (2018 - 2019) Search Committee for Section Chief of Rheumatology, Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Haven, CT

  • Section of Rheumatology (2018 - 2019) Search Committee for Yale Clinical Chief of Rheumaology

  • American College of Rheumatology (2018 - Present) ACR National Quality Forum Incubator Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcome Measure Development Project

  • National Quality Forum (2018 - Present) Person and Family Experience Standing Committee

  • American College of Rheumatology (2018 - Present) ACR Meeting with CMS on RISE Registry Qualified Clinical Data Registry Measures for Use in CMS' Quality Payment Program

  • American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons (2017) AAHKS Orthopedic-Specific Patient Experience Measure Work Group

  • National Quality Forum (2016 - 2017) Person and Family Centered Care Project 2016-2017 Standing Committee

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (2015 - 2017) Osteoarthritis Function & Pain Work Group

  • American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting (2014) Fibromyalgia, Soft Tissue Disorders and Pain Session

  • National Quality Forum (2014 - 2016) Measure Developer Panel

  • Journal of the American Medical Association (2014 - Present) Reviewer

  • American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting (2013) Fibromyalgia, Soft Tissue Disorders and Pain Session

  • Arthritis Foundation's Innovative Research Grants and Investigator Awards (2013) Reviewer, Arthritis Foundation's Innovative Research Grants and Investigator Awards

  • American College of Rheumatology (2013 - 2019) Quality of Care Committee

  • American College of Rheumatology (2013 - 2015) ACR White Paper on Outcome Measurement in Rheumatology

  • American College of Rheumatology (2013) Rheumatoid Arthritis Expert Work Group, convened by Mathematica Policy Research Inc. under contract to the Centers for Medicare an Medicaid Services

  • Journal of Rheumatology (2013 - Present) Reviewer

  • American College of Rheumatology (2013 - Present) Quality Measures Subcommittee

  • Section of Rheumatology (2012 - Present) Fellowship Committee

  • American Journal of Medicine (2012 - Present) Reviewer

  • Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (2012 - Present) Reviewer

  • American College of Rheumatology (2012 - 2014) Gout Quality Measures Working Group

  • American College of Rheumatology (2012 - Present) Quality Measurement Subcommittee

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2011 - 2012) Work Group for the Development of a Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Readmission Quality Measure for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

  • Annals of Internal Medicine/JAMA Internal Medicine (2011 - Present) Reviewer

  • Arthritis & Rheumatism (2011 - Present) Reviewer

  • Arthritis Care & Research (2011 - Present) Reviewer

  • Journal of General Internal Medicine (2011 - Present) Reviewer

  • American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting (2010) Health Services Session on Gout

  • Arthritis Foundation's Innovative Research Grants in Osteoarthitis (2010) Reviewer

  • Society of Medical Decision Making Annual Meeting (2009 - 2010) Reviewer

  • Chemotherapy Consent Subcommittee (2009) Representative

  • American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting (2009 - Present) Reviewer

  • Arthritis Foundation (2008 - 2009) RA Today Quarterly Newsletter

  • Section of Rheumatology (2007 - Present) Educational Committee

  • Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center at Yale School of Medicine (2006 - 2010) Board of Directors

  • Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center at Yale School of Medicine (2006 - 2010) Long Range Planning Committee

  • Society of Medical Decision Making (2006 - 2008) Member

  • Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center at Yale School of Medicine (2005 - 2006) Board of Directors

  • Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center at Yale School of Medicine (2005 - 2006) Personnel Committee

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (2005) Peer Assessment Committee

  • Arthritis Foundation (2002 - Present) Member

  • American College of Rheumatology (2001 - Present) Member

Activities

  • Presentation Co-Author Washington, United States (2019 - 2019)

  • Presentation Senior Author Washington, United States (2019 - 2019)

  • Invited Speaker Washington, United States (2019 - 2019)

  • Invited Speaker Austin, United States (2019 - 2019)

  • Invited Presenter Baltimore, United States (2019 - 2019)

  • Invited Panelist, CMS Data Visualization Resources Baltimore, United States (2019 - 2019)

  • Invited Participant Washington, United States (2018 - 2018)

  • Poster Co-Author Chicago, United States (2018 - 2018)

  • Poster Co-Author Chicago, United States (2018 - 2018)

  • Poster Co-Author Montreal, Canada (2018 - 2018)

  • Oral Presentation St. Louis, United States (2018 - 2018)

  • Poster Co-Author Seattle, United States (2018 - 2018)

  • Poster Co-Author Seattle, United States (2018 - 2018)

  • Panel Co-Author Seattle, United States (2018 - 2018)

  • Poster Co-Author Seattle, United States (2018 - 2018)

  • Invited Participant Rockville, United States (2018 - 2018)

  • Invited Speaker San Francisco, United States (2018 - 2018)

  • Invited Participant Washington, United States (2018 - 2018)

  • Invited Participant Washington, United States (2018 - 2018)

  • Poster Co-Author San Diego, United States (2017 - 2017)

  • Poster Co-Author San Diego, United States (2017 - 2017)

  • Invited Speaker and Panelist Washington, United States (2017 - 2017)

  • Visiting Professor and Invited Speaker Danville, United States (2017 - 2017)

  • Poster Co-Author Chicago, United States (2017 - 2017)

  • Invited Speaker Washington, United States (2016 - 2016)

  • Invited Participant Washington, United States (2016 - 2016)

  • Poster Co-Author New Orleans, United States (2016 - 2016)

  • Poster Co-Author Washington, United States (2016 - 2016)

  • Invited Speaker Chicago, United States (2016 - 2016)

  • Poster Co-Author Washington, United States (2016 - 2016)

  • Poster Co-Author Washington, United States (2016 - 2016)

  • Poster Senior Author Washington, United States (2016 - 2016)

  • Poster Co-Author Washington, United States (2016 - 2016)

  • Invited Participant Washington, United States (2015 - 2015)

  • Invited Moderator Baltimore, United States (2015 - 2015)

  • Poster Co-Author Boston, United States (2014 - 2014)

  • Invited Panelist Washington, United States (2014 - 2014)

  • Poster Senior Author Washington, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • Poster Senior Author Washington, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • Poster First Author Philadelphia, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Presenter Philadelphia, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Presenter San Francisco, United States (2008 - 2008)

  • Poster Presenter San Francisco, United States (2008 - 2008)

  • Presenter San Francisco, United States (2008 - 2008)

  • Presenter Pittsburgh, United States (2008 - 2008)

  • Invited Speaker Boston, United States (2008 - 2008)

  • Invited Panelist Philadelphia, United States (2005 - 2005)

  • Invited Participant Philadelphia, United States (2005 - 2005)

  • Presenter Orlando, United States (2004 - 2004)

  • Presenter Boston, United States (2003 - 2003)

  • Presenter Boston, United States (2003 - 2003)

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Lisa Suter, MD
Patient Care Locations
Bone and Joint ClinicVA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue, Ste Building 2, Specialty Clinic, 2nd floor

West Haven, CT 06516
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Yale RheumatologyYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Locations
Yale/YNHH Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation1 Church Street, Ste 200
New Haven, CT 06510
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Rheumatology SectionThe Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S 525

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
RheumatologyPO Box 208031
300 Cedar Street, TAC Bldg.

New Haven, CT 06520-8031