Babar Khokhar, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Neurology & Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, YMA; Vice-Chairman, Operations; Chief, Division of General Neurology; Director, MDA-ALS/Motor Neuron Disease Clinic

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: General Neurology | Neuromuscular Medicine | Neurophysiology

Yale Medicine


Dr. Babar Khokhar is the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer (CCTO) for Yale Medicine (YM). As the CCTO he oversees clinical optimization, population health and clinical innovation. He is the founder of Yale Clinical Optimization Services (YCOS), a team dedicated to the transformation of ambulatory care focusing on value, efficiency and the patient and physician/provider experience.

Within the Department of Neurology Dr. Khokhar serves as the Vice-Chairman of Operations, Chief of the General Neurology Section and Director of the MDA-ALS Clinic. He is also the Medical Director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Electromyography Laboratory.

Dr. Khokhar graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Neuroscience and Economics. He then obtained his MD and MBA in Healthcare Management in a combined 4-year program at Tufts University in Boston. After completing his Neurology residency and Neuromuscular Medicine fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital he joined the Yale Department of Neurology as a faculty member. His clinical interests include motor neuron diseases such Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) as well as other neuromuscular disorders. His other interests included medical education and healthcare administration, focusing on optimizing the delivery of ambulatory care and improving both the patient and provider experience in such delivery models.

Education & Training

MBA Tufts University (2007)
MD Tufts University School of Medicine (2007)
MBA Tufts University (2007)
BA Johns Hopkins University, Neuroscience and Economics (2003)
Neuromuscular Medicine Fellow Veterans Administration/Yale School of Medicine
Chief Resident (Administrative) Yale-New Haven Hospital
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Intern Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology (2011)
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine (2012)

Honors & Recognition

  • Humanitarian of the YearMDA (2015)

  • Resident of the YearYale School of Medicine (2011)

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Contact Info

Babar Khokhar, MD, MBA
Patient Care Locations
VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue, Ste Bldg 1, 6th floor

West Haven, CT 06516
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Yale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
15 York Street

New Haven, CT - Connecticut 06520