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Lou Hart, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Hospital Medicine); Medical Director of Health Equity, Yale New Haven Health System

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Lou Hart, MD



Lou Hart, MD is a practicing Pediatric Hospitalist, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Yale School of Medicine, and the Medical Director of Health Equity for Yale New Haven Health. 

His mission in the Office of Health Equity (OHE) is to identify and eliminate unjust social disparities that exist within systems. Organizations must rid themselves of such unfair variations in care before they manifest themselves as devastating injustices in healthcare outcomes. Long term success equals more hope, joy, justice, happiness, fairness, access, and health for all people. 

Dr. Hart was born in Canada and grew up playing hockey and golf. He studied Financial Economics, Medicine Health & Society, and Philosophy while at Vanderbilt University. He attended medical school at the University of California San Diego and did his Pediatrics residency training at NYU. 

He started his clinical leadership career in Equity, Quality & Safety at NYC Health + Hospitals, our nation's largest comprehensive safety net healthcare system. Clinically he enjoys healing patients and teaching faculty, residents, and medical students about equitable systems science. By leveraging quality improvement methodologies, he spends time researching and educating peers on the flaws of racial biology and other harmful societal caste systems that drive intergenerational injustices across all sectors of our economy.

Education & Training

  • Clinical Leadership Fellow
    NYC Health + Hospitals (2020)
  • Residency
    New York University, Pediatrics (2019)
  • MD
    University of California, San Diego, Doctor of Medicine (2016)
  • BA
    Vanderbilt University, Medicine, Health & Society / Philosophy / Financial Economics (2010)

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