Leora Horwitz, MD, MHS

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine: Yale-New Haven Hospital Primary Care Center

Office of Cooperative Research


Leora Horwitz, MD is a general internist who studied social science as an undergraduate and is now a clinician researcher focused on quality and safety in healthcare. In particular, she focuses on systems and practices intended to bridge gaps or discontinuities in care. She has studied shift-to-shift transfers among physicians and among nurses, transfers from the emergency department to inpatient units, and the transition from the hospital to home. Her current work is focused primarily on the transition from hospital to home. These studies range from a prospective cohort study of older patients discharged home from Yale to a large administrative dataset study of national readmission rates. Dr. Horwitz founded and chairs the Transfers and Handoffs Interest Group at the Society of General Internal Medicine and has advised the Hospital to Home (H2H) Excellence in Transitions program. Finally, as a member of Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Performance Management group and co-chair of Yale-New Haven Hospital's Readmission Committee and Handoff Committee, she has direct operational responsibility for improving handoffs throughout the institution.

YCCI 2008 Scholar

Project: 09/01/08 - 08/31/10

Assessing the quality of the discharge process and its impact on clinical outcomes

Education & Training

MHS Yale School of Medicine (2006)
MD Harvard Medical School (2000)
BA Harvard University (1996)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Chief Resident Mount Sinai Hospital
Resident Mount Sinai Hospital

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Leora Horwitz, MD, MHS
Patient Care Location
Primary Care Center, Yale New Haven Hospital
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Office Location
Section of General Internal MedicineE.S. Harkness Memorial Hall, Building A
367 Cedar Street, Ste Suite 401

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Internal MedicinePO Box 208025
367 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8025