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Krisda H Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP, FACP

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Adjunct Senior Fellow, The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

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3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19014
AB (Human Rights)
The University of Georgia, 2005.
BS (Microbiology)
The University of Georgia, 2005.
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
University of Michigan Medical School, 2011.
MPH (Global Health)
The Harvard School of Public Health, 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 Other Expertise

Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP, FACP is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He continues to practice primary care and internal medicine for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He is the Physician Lead for Value-Based Care and Innovation for Verily (a subsidiary of Alphabet, Inc.).

Dr. Chaiyachati was previously the founding Medical Director for Penn Medicine OnDemand Virtual Care, the founding Medical Director for PennOpenPass, the inaugural Director for the Leonard Davis Institute-Penn Medicine Research Laboratory, and a clinical innovation manager within the Center for Health Care Innovation. He has published extensively and is a prominent thought leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating strategies that improve equity, efficiency, and access to care through transformative digital health initiatives.

Description of Research Expertise

Health care innovation, access to care, health disparities, employee health, digital health transformation.

Selected Publications

Lee KC, Morgan AU, Chaiyachati KH, Asch DA, Xiong R, Do D, Kilaru AS, Lee KC, Lam D, Parambath A, Friedman AB, Meisel ZF, Snider CK, Chisolm DL, Kelly S, Hemmons JE, Abdel-Rahman D, Ebert J, Ghosh M, Reilly J, O'Malley C, Hahn L, Mannion N, Huffenberger AM, McGinley S, Balachandran M, Khan N, Mitra N, Delgado MK: Pulse Oximetry for Monitoring Patients with Covid-19 at Home - A Pragmatic, Randomized Trial. The New England Journal of Medicine NEJMc2201541, Apr 2022.

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.

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, Beidas RS, Lane-Fall MB, Rendle KA, Shelton RC, Kaufman EJ: Weaving equity into the fabric of medical research. Journal of General Internal Medicine Mar 2022.

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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