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Sarwat Chaudhry, MD

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

Contact Information

Sarwat Chaudhry, MD

Mailing Address

  • 367 Cedar St. Harkness A Building

    PO Box 208093

    New Haven, CT 06520-8093

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Chaudhry’s research is directed toward improving outcomes in older patients with cardiovascular disease and patients hospitalized for acute illness. Research Organizations include Center for OUtcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE), and the Center for Health Care Innovation, Redesign, and Learning (CHIRAL).

Extensive Research Description

In addition to her role as Director of the Academic Hospitalist Program at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital, 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 NIH-funded, large-scale studies focused on improving outcomes in hospitalized patients, and is one of the few investigators in the country to focus her research on older patients hospitalized for cardiovascular disease.

She was awarded R01 funding from NIH / NHLBI to develop and validate risk stratification models for older patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (“SILVER-AMI”). This study integrates principles from both geriatrics and cardiology to develop post-AMI risk models specifically designed for patients 75 years of age and older. Her team established a recruitment network of nearly 100 cardiology practices across the country, consisting primarily of community based groups, who enrolled 3000 participants.

In September 2014, Dr. Chaudhry initiated the Yale Center for Healthcare Innovation, Redesign, and Learning (CHIRAL) which was originally designed to study and improve care transitions of patients moving into, within, and out of the hospital setting. CHIRAL, which has support from Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and Yale University, was formed under a P30 award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Center’s aim is to use innovative, flexible methodology to understand and remediate deviations from safe, high quality care. The work of the Center has expanded to encompass safety and quality of hospitalized patients, with a focus on use of opiates as well as physical activity.

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

Selected Publications