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Sarwat Chaudhry, MD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Associate Dean for Student Research, Office of Education; Co-Director, National Clinician Scholars Program

Contact Information

Sarwat Chaudhry, MD

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    Yale School of Medicine, 367 Cedar St, Harkness A, Rm 406

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Chaudhry’s research is directed toward diversifying the physician-scientist workforce. Another area of focus is improving the care and outcomes of patients hospitalized for acute illness.

Extensive Research Description

In addition to her role as Associate Dean of Student Research, Dr. Sarwat Chaudhry is an accomplished outcomes researcher who has earned National and University honors, and authored numerous peer-reviewed publications. She is Principal Investigator for multiple NIH-funded, large-scale studies.

A major focus of Dr. Chaudhry's efforts is diversifying the physician-scientist workforce. While strides have been made in diversifying medical school matriculants, this has not yet resulted in representation of racial and ethnic minorities, or those from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, in the physician-scientist workforce. Dr. Chaudhry's team is developing studies to better understand individual and institutional factors related to physician scientist professional identity formation in medical students.

Dr. Chaudhry also leads work to improve the quality and safety of hospital-based care. She was the founding director of the Yale Center for Healthcare Innovation, Redesign, and Learning (CHIRAL), which focused on patient care transitions into, within, and out of the hospital setting. She is currently leading work to identify strategies to improve the outcomes of older patients hospitalized with acute cardiovascular conditions.

Dr. Chaudhry’s expertise in clinical study design and patient interventions, and her experience with establishing nation-wide recruitment networks, makes her an excellent teacher. She has mentored numerous junior faculty members, Internal Medicine residents, as well as students from the School of Medicine and Nursing interested in exploring clinical research.


Research Interests

Cardiovascular Diseases; Health Services Research; Heart Failure; Myocardial Infarction; Quality of Health Care; Quality of Life; Hospitalists; Patient Safety

Public Health Interests

Health Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants and Justice

Selected Publications