Dr. Krumholz is the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). He is also a Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University School of Medicine.
The driving focus of his professional career is to advocate for the interests of people who depend on the health care system to promote health, cure disease, mitigate illness, and provide comfort. His research focuses on improving patient outcomes, health system performance and population health. His research has had wide ranging impact on health care delivery, shifting paradigms of clinical care and increasing the accountability of the health care system through the application of targeted measurements, incentives, and improvement strategies. Some of the accomplishments include reductions in delays associated with lifesaving heart attack care, increases in the use of guideline-endorsed treatments of patients requiring acute and chronic care, identification and elimination of wasteful health care practices, and improvements in the outcomes of patients recently discharged from the hospital. His work with health care companies has led to new models of transparency and data sharing. His work with the U.S. government has led to the development of a portfolio of national, publicly reported measures of hospital performance. These measures also became part of several provisions of the health reform bill. His work has also focused attention on the importance of patient-centered care and he is a leading proponent of shared decision-making. He is currently working with leaders in China on government-funded efforts to establish a national research and performance improvement network.
Dr. Krumholz is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He received a BS from Yale, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and a Masters in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health.