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Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM

Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, of Investigative Medicine and of Public Health (Health Policy); Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital

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Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM

Patient Care Locations

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Cardiovascular Medicine

    1 Church Street

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States



Harlan Krumholz is a cardiologist and health care researcher at Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital. He received a BS from Yale, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and a Masters in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He is the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Director of the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), one of the nation’s first and most productive research units dedicated to producing innovations to improve patient outcomes and promote better population health. He is also a Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, which prepares talented physicians to become future health care leaders.

Dr. Krumholz has been honored by membership in the Institute of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He was named a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology and the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and was appointed by the U.S. government to the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He is a 2014 recipient of the Friendship Award from the People’s Republic of China in recognition of his collaborative efforts to develop a national cardiovascular research network.

Dr. Krumholz is the editor of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, and editor of CardioExchange, a social media site of the publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine. He has published more than 800 articles and is the author of two books, one on smoking cessation and another on reducing the risk of heart disease. He has a regular blog on and has contributed to the New York Times Wellness blog, the New York Times op-ed page, and National Public Radio Shots blog.

Education & Training

  • SM
    Harvard, Health Policy and Management (SM) (1992)
  • MD
    Harvard University (1985)
  • BS
    Yale College, Biology (1980)
  • Fellow
    Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Chief Resident
    Moffitt Hospital/University of California, San Francisco
  • Resident
    University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellow
    University of California at San Francisco
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (1991, recertified: 2011)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1989)


  • Yale-Fuwai Session
    Beijing, China 2009
    Dr. Krumholz was part of a delegation of physicians and researchers from the United States who participated in a Yale-Fuwai Session at the 2009 International Heart Forum. The Yale-Fuwai Session was the first of its kind to promote international collaboration in the field of outcomes research. Dr. Krumholz helped kick-off the Forum with a plenary presentation titled, "Guidelines, Personalized Medicine and Common Sense." In a session on topics related to coronary heart disease, he gave a talk titled, "STEMI Systems: Changing the Approach to Care." During the Yale-Fuwai Session, he presented, "Lipid Levels and Evidence-Based Decisions."

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
China Friendship AwardPeople's Republic of China2014
Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Outstanding Achievement AwardAmerican Heart Association2013
Distinguished Achievement AwardAmerican Heart Association2011
Board of TrusteesAmerican College of Cardiology Foundation2010
Board of DirectorsAmerican Board of Internal Medicine2010
Distinguished Scientist AwardAmerican Heart Association2010
Elected memberConnecticut Academy of Science and Engineering2008
Elected memberInstitute of Medicine of the National Academies2007
Award of Meritorious AchievementAmerican Heart Association2007
Elected memberAssociation of American Physicians2004
Elected memberAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation2000

Professional Service

American College of CardiologySteering Committee of the Hospital to Home (H2H) Initiative2009 - Present
Institute of MedicineEvidentiary Recommendations for Qualification of Surrogate Endpoints for Chronic Disease Risk Committee2008 - Present
National Cardiovascular Data RegistryInternational Strategy Work Group2008 - Present
American College of Cardiology/American Heart AssociationMethodology for the Selection and Creation of Performance Measures for Quantifying the Quality of Cardiovascular Care Writing Committee2008 - Present
National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteExpert Panel on Integrated CVD Risk Reduction in Adults and the Guidelines Implementation Work Group2008 - Present
National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of MedicineCommittee on Human Rights2008 - Present
American Heart AssociationStandards for Measures Used for Public Reporting of Efficiency and Value in Health Care Writing Group2007 - 2009
American College of Cardiology/American Heart AssociationWriting Group to Update the 2004 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, of the June 2007 Focused Update of the 2004 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction2007 - 2009
American Heart AssociationImplementation and Integration of Pre-hospital Electrocardiogram Programs into Systems of Care for Acute Coronary Syndrome Writing Group2007 - 2008
Yale School of MedicineMD-MHS Advisory Committee2007 - Present
American College of CardiologyD2B Alliance Steering Committee2006 - 2008
American College of Cardiology/American Heart AssociationTask Force on Practice Guidelines2006 - 2008
American Heart AssociationScience Advisory and Coordinating Committee2006 - Present
Yale School of MedicineAdvisory Board2005 - Present
American Heart AssociationStandards for Statistical Models Used for Public Reporting of Outcomes Writing Group2004 - 2005
Yale School of MedicineClinical and Population-Based Research Committee2004 - Present
Yale School of NursingExternal Advisory Committee2003 - Present
Yale School of NursingCommittee Member2003 - Present
American College of Cardiology/American Heart AssociationWriting Committee to Revise the 1999 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction2001 - 2005
American College of Cardiology/American Heart AssociationWriting Committee to Develop Performance Measures for STEMI/NSTEMI2000 - 2008
American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal MedicineFellow1999 - Present
American College of CardiologyFellow1996 - Present
American Heart AssociationFellow, Council on Clinical Cardiology1996 - Present

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