Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

9-24-09: A Changing World in Medical Reasoning

A Changing World in Medical Reasoning: Reaching for Enlightenment in Practice and Policy

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, September 24, 2009

8:00 am
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 PM,
Cherkasky Auditorium, Moses/Montefiore


Harlan M. Krumholz MD, SM
Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health
Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Harlan Krumholz's research is focused on determining optimal clinical strategies and identifying opportunities for improvement in the prevention, treatment and outcome of cardiovascular disease. He has sought to illuminate the balance of risks, benefits and costs of specific clinical approaches in order to improve the quality of health care, monitor changes over time, and guide decisions about the allocation of scarce resources.

Dr. Krumholz is currently leading initiatives through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop national mortality measures for public reporting of hospital performance.  He initiated and chaired the Alliance for Quality, an international campaign to implement strategies to achieve guideline recommended door-to-balloon times. He also serves as Principal Investigator on two multi-center projects sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: the VIRGO study, investigating the care and outcomes of young women with acute myocardial infarction; and a study examining the effect of a telemonitoring strategy on the outcomes of patients with heart failure.

He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and an SM in Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He trained in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and in cardiology at Beth Israel in Boston.

Dr. Krumholz is co-author of close to 400 peer-reviewed articles, 32 editorials, 21 book chapters, and three books. He is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Institute of Medicine.

This special medical grand rounds is hosted by the Division of Cardiology, with special financial support from Dr. James Scheuer, Professor and Chairman Emeritus of Medicine.

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