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Krisda H Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Penn Medicine OnDemand Virtual Care Service, Penn Medicine Center for Connected Care
Clinical Innovation Manager, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation
Senior Fellow, The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, PennOpen Pass, Penn Medicine Center for Connected Care
Director, The Leonard Davis Institute-Penn Medicine Research Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

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423 Guardian Drive
Blockley Hall, Room 1313
Philadelphia, PA 19104
AB (Human Rights)
The University of Georgia, 2005.
BS (Microbiology)
The University of Georgia, 2005.
MPH (Global Health)
The Harvard School of Public Health, 2011.
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
University of Michigan Medical School, 2011.
MSHP (Master of Science in Health Policy)
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 2017.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident Physician, Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine, 2011-2014.
Chief Resident, Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine, 2014-2015.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Primary care, preventive medicine, hypertension, employee wellness

Description of Research Expertise

Health care access, social determinants of health, health disparities, alternative payment models, transportation, telemedicine, health care delivery redesign, health care innovation, employee health

Selected Publications

Chaiyachati KH, Mahraj K, Garzon Mrad C, O’Malley CJ, Balasta M, Snider C, Huffenberger AM, Hanson CW, Mehta SJ, Asch DA : Using design and innovation principles to reduce avoidable emergency department visits among employees of a large academic medical center. Healthcare (Amst) 9(1), Jan 2021.

Desai SV, Asch DA, Bellini LM, Chaiyachati KH, Liu M, Sternberg AL, Tonascia J, Yeager A, Asch J, Katz JT, Basner M, Bates DW, Dinges DF, Even-Shoshan O, Shade DM, Silber JH, Small DS, Volpp KG, Shea JA, and the iCOMPARE Research Group: Education outcomes in a duty-hour flexibility trial in internal medicine. The New England Journal of Medicine 378(16): 1494-1508, Apr 2018.

Mahraj K, Chaiyachati KH, Asch DA, Fala G, Do D, Lam D, Miller A, Mannion N, Stoloff V, Halbritter A, Huffenberger AM, Shuttleworth J, O’Donnell JA, Green-McKenzie J, Patel K, Rosin R, Kruse G, Brennan PJ, Volpp KG: How a university and health system jointly and rapidly developed a large-scale COVID-19 surveillance system with limited time and capacity constraints. NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery 2(6), Jun 2021.

Chaiyachati KH, Hubbard RA, Yeager A, Mugo B, Lopez S, Asch E, Shi C, Shea JA, Rosin R, Grande D: Association of rideshare-based transportation services and missed primary care appointments: a clinical trial. JAMA Internal Medicine 178(3): 383-89, Mar 2018.

Drake C, Zhang Y, Chaiyachati KH, Polsky D: The limitations of poor broadband internet access for telemedicine use in rural America: an observational study. Annals of Internal Medicine May 2019.

Chaiyachati KH, Qi M, Werner RM: Nonprofit hospital community benefit spending and readmission rates. Population Health Management May 2019.

Chaiyachati KH, Shea JA, Asch DA, Liu M, Bellini LM, Dine CJ, Sternberg AL, Gitelman Y, Yeager A, Asch J, Desai SV: Assessment of inpatient time allocation among first-year internal medicine residents using time-motion observations. JAMA Internal Medicine Apr 2019.

Chaiyachati KH, Hom JK, Wong C, Nasseh K, Chen X, Beggin A, Zygmunt E, Vujicic M, Grande DT: Access to primary and dental care among adults newly enrolled in Medicaid. The American Journal of Managed Care 25(3): 135-139, Mar 2019.

Chaiyachati KH, Qi M, Werner RM: Changes to racial disparities in readmission rates after Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program within safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals. JAMA Network Open Nov 2018.

Chaiyachati KH, Asch DA, Grande DT: Patient inducements - high graft or high value? The New England Journal of Medicine 376(12): 1107-1109, Mar 2017.

Morgan A, Chaiyachati KH, Weissman G, Liao JL: Gender-based bias in academic medicine: more than naming the elephant in the room. Journal of General Internal Medicine Mar 2018.

Chaiyachati KH, Bhatt J, Zhu JM: Time for value-based payments to adopt a disparities-sensitive frameshift. Annals of Internal Medicine 168(7): 509-10, Apr 2018.

Chaiyachati KH, Hom JK, Hubbard RA, Wong C, Grande DT: Evaluating the association between the built environment and primary care access for new Medicaid enrollees using Walk and Transit Scores. Preventive Medicine Reports 9: 24-28, Dec 2017.

Chaiyachati KH, Grande DT, Aysola J: Health systems tackling social determinants of health: promises, pitfalls, and opportunities of current policies. The American Journal of Managed Care 22(11): e393-e394, Nov 2016.

Long T, Chaiyachati K, Bosu O, Sircar S, Richards B, Garg M, McGarry K, Solomon S, Berman R, Curry L, Moriarty J, Huot S: Why aren't more primary care residents going into primary care? A qualitative study. Journal of General Internal Medicine 31(12): 1452-1459, Dec 2016.

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