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Babar Khokhar

MD, MBA, FAAN (Neurology)
Associate Dean for Clinical Transformation; Associate Professor of Neurology & Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, YMA; Interim Chief Executive Officer, Yale Medicine; Interim Deputy Dean for Clinical Affairs, Yale School of Medicine; Chief Ambulatory Medical Officer, Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health; Vice-Chair, Operations, Neurology; Director, MDA-ALS/Motor Neuron Disease Clinic, Neurology

Contact Information

Babar Khokhar, MD, MBA, FAAN (Neurology)

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Neurology

    LCI-9, 15 York Street

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States



Dr. Babar Khokhar is the Interim CEO of Yale Medicine and Interim Deputy Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Yale School of Medicine. He also serves as Associate Dean for Clinical Transformation and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer (CCTO). 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.

Dr. Khokhar is also the inaugural Chief Ambulatory Medical Officer for Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). In this role Dr. Khokhar provides leadership and coordination of medical services in ambulatory locations across the health system. He works closely with the leadership at YNHHS, delivery networks and medical groups to ensure there is alignment across ambulatory sites with operational standards to provide a single and consistent care signature.

Within the Department of Neurology, Dr. Khokhar serves as the Vice-Chair for Operations and Director of the MDA-ALS Clinic. As the Vice-Chair he oversees outpatient neurology practices within the department and has helped expand ambulatory access to neurological services across the state.

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

  • Neuromuscular Medicine Fellow
    Veterans Administration/Yale School of Medicine (2012)
  • Chief Resident (Administrative)
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2011)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2010)
  • Intern
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2008)
  • MD
    Tufts University School of Medicine (2007)
  • MBA
    Tufts University (2007)
  • BA
    Johns Hopkins University, Neuroscience and Economics (2003)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Humanitarian of the YearMDA2015
Resident of the YearYale School of Medicine2011

Departments & Organizations