Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine
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Kevin G.M. Volpp, MD, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Senior Fellow, The Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute
Vice Chairman for Health Policy, Department of Medical Ethics and Policy, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
1120 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-573-0270
Fax: 215-573-8778
Education:
A.B. (Biology )
Harvard College Cambridge, MA, 1989.
N/A (Rotary Scholar )
Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany, 1990.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania, 1998.
Ph.D. M.A. (Health Economics, Public Policy and Management)
The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA, 1998.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, 1998-1999.
Resident in Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, 1999-2001.
Certifications
Diplomate in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine , 2001.
Recertified Diplomate in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011.
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Selected Publications

Volpp KG, Troxel AB, Pauly MV, Glick HA, Puig A, Asch DA, Galvin R, Zhu J, Wan F, DeGuzman J, Corbett E, Weiner J, Audrain-McGovern J. : A Randomized Controlled Trial of Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation. The New England Journal of Medicine 360: 699-709. January 2009.

Volpp, KG; Pauly, MV; Loewenstein G; Bangsberg D: P4P4P: An Agenda for Research on Pay for Performance for Patients. Health Affairs 28(1): 206-14, January 2009.

Doshi JA, Zhu J, Lee B, Kimmel S, Volpp KG.: Impact of a Prescription Copayment Increase on Lipid Lowering Medication Adherence in Veterans. Circulation 119: 390-397, January 2009.

Volpp KG, John L, Troxel AB, Norton L, Fassbender J, Loewenstein G.: Financial Incentive-based Approaches for Weight Loss: A Randomized Trial. JAMA 300: 2631-7, December 2008.

Volpp KG, Loewenstein G, Troxel AB, Doshi J, Price M, Laskin M, Kimmel SE.: A test of financial incentives to improve warfarin adherence BMC Health Services Research 8: 272, December 2008.

Volpp KG, Landrigan C. : Building physician work hour regulations from first principles and best evidence. JAMA 300(10): 1197-1199. September 2008.

Kevin G Volpp: A Delicate Balance: Physician Work Hours, Patient Safety, and Organizational Efficiency. Circulation 117: 2580-2582, May 2008.

Loewenstein G, Brennan TA, Volpp KG: Asymmetric Paternalism to Improve Health Behaviors. JAMA 298(20): 2415-2417, November 2007.

Volpp KG, Rosen AK, Rosenbaum PR, Romano PS, Even-Shoshan O, Canamucio A, Bellini L, Behringer T, Silber JH.: Mortality Among Patients in VA Hospitals in the First Two Years Following ACGME Resident Duty Hour Reform. JAMA 298(9): 984-992, September 2007 Notes: Accompanying editorial and the subject of JAMA report for that week.

Volpp KG, Rosen AK, Rosenbaum PR, Romano PS, Even-Shoshan O, Wang Y, Bellini L, Behringer T, Silber JH: Mortality Among Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries in the First Two Years Following ACGME Resident Duty Hour Reform. JAMA 298(9): 975-983, September 2007 Notes: Accompanying editorial and the subject of JAMA report for that week.

Volpp, Kevin G.M., Waldfogel J, Williams SV, Silber JH, Schwartz, JS, Pauly, MV: The Effect of the New Jersey Health Care Reform Act on Mortality from Acute Myocardial Infarction. Health Services Research 38(2): 515-533, April 2003.

Volpp, Kevin G.M., Grande D: Within the Black Box: Suggestions for Reducing Errors in Teaching Hospitals. N Engl J Med 348(9): 851-855, February 2003.

Volpp KG, Konetzka T, Zhu J, Parsons L, Peterson ED.: The Effect of Cuts in Medicare Reimbursement on Process and Outcomes of Care for AMI Patients Circulation 112(15): 2268-2275, October 2005.

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