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 healthcare systems. Healthcare organizations must rid themselves of such inequitable variations in care before they manifest themselves as devastating healthcare cruelties in the children, families, and communities that we call our patients. Long term success equals more hope, joy, happiness, and health for all people who live within our collective neighborhoods.
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 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. Professionally he enjoys teaching residents & medical students clinically, as well as researching and educating peers on the flaws of racial biology and other harmful societal caste systems that drive intergenerational inequity.