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Suresh Pavuluri, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Assistant Director of Quality and Safety, Emergency Medicine

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Suresh Pavuluri, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of Quality and Safety in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Pavuluri’s interests primarily include strengthening of healthcare systems in delivering safe, cost-effective, evidence-based, equitable healthcare. His current research is focused on developing system-based models to detect diagnostic errors, developing and validating quality indicators in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Pavuluri currently serves as the Sepsis Lead for all of Yale Health System's Emergency Departments. He is actively engaged in various Departmental quality and safety initiatives, actively works with residents on quality improvement (QI) projects, and lectures about topics in quality improvement and patient safety (QIPS) on a regular basis.

Dr. Pavuluri's administrative work involves operationalizing best practices in quality and safety within the Emergency Department. Since arriving at Yale, Dr. Pavuluri worked to expand Yale's internal quality assurance program, developed a "Quality Lecture Series," started a Resident Distinction Track in Quality and Safety (RDQS) in collaboration with GME's Health Equity, Patient Safety, and Quality Improvement (HEPSQI) program. Dr. Pavuluri's work in QIPS has culminated in regional, national, and international presentations. He's actively involved in leading several quality improvement and patient safety initiatives within the Department. Prior to coming to Yale, Dr. Pavuluri led a program evaluation of New York’s Perinatal Quality Collaborative on Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality for the New York State Department of Health. He was part of the Lancet Oncology Commission on Sustainable Pediatric Cancer where he led an in-depth analysis of policies and factors that contribute to hospitals’ excellence in delivering pediatric cancer care of hospitals in low-and-middle income countries.

Dr. Pavuluri studied Medicine at University of Nebraska Medical Center after finishing his pre-medicine requirements at University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities. Between his third and fourth years of medical school, Dr. Pavuluri studied U.S. Health Policy at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health followed by a Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics prior to finishing medical school. Dr. Pavuluri completed his post-graduate training in Emergency Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital before joining as faculty as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine in July of 2022.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    The Mount Sinai Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital Center (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) (2022)
  • MD
    University of Nebraska College of Medicine (2018)
  • MPH
    Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, U.S. Health Policy (2017)

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