Harvard Catalyst Profiles

Contact, publication, and social network information about Harvard faculty and fellows.

Rishi Wadhera, M.D.

Title
Institution
Department
Address
Phone
Profile Picture
Other Positions
Title
Institution
Department

Biography
Mayo Clinic School of MedicineM.D.05/2011Medicine
University of CambridgeM.Phil.6/2009Public Health
Harvard Kennedy School of GovernmentM.P.P.5/2018Healthy Policy
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School6/2014Internal Medicine Residency
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School6/2019Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship
2023
Harvard Medical School Excellence in Mentoring Award
2022
Harvard Medical School Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring
2016
Harvard Kennedy School Jerome Grossman Health Policy Fellowship
2014
Harvard Medical School Resident Teaching Excellence Award
2008
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
2006
Mayo Clinic Merit Scholarship

Overview
Rishi K. Wadhera, M.D., M.P.P., M.Phil. is a cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the Associate Program Director of the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship. He is also the Associate Director of the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Wadhera received his M.D. from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine as well as a Masters (M.Phil.) in Public Health as a Gates Cambridge Scholar from the University of Cambridge. He completed both his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he received the Harvard Medical School Resident Teaching Excellence Award. During this time, he also received a Master’s in Public Policy (M.P.P.) as a Jerome H. Grossman Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, with a focus on health policy.

Dr. Wadhera's research combines the use of real-world data with advanced statistical, econometric, and epidemiological methods to answer questions related to healthcare access, quality and value, and population health, with a focus on cardiovascular outcomes. His work has explored how state and federal health policies - particularly those enacted under the Affordable Care Act - impact care delivery, clinical outcomes, and health equity. Dr. Wadhera's research program is funded by by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other extramural grants. He is the PI of an R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and is also a co-investigator on several other R01s. Dr. Wadhera has authored >160 peer-reviewed publications, many of which have appeared in leading medical journals (New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal). He has also mentored numerous medical students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty across the Harvard system and nationally, and is a recipient of the Harvard Medical School Excellence in Mentoring Award (2023). Dr. Wadhera serves as Senior Associate Editor for Health Services Research Journal and is on the Editorial Board of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Research
The research activities and funding listed below are automatically derived from NIH ExPORTER and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing items. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
  1. AHA Established Investigator Award (WADHERA, RISHI KUMAR) Apr 1, 2024 - Mar 31, 2029
    American Heart Association (AHA)
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. Donaghue Foundation (WADHERA, RISHI KUMAR) Jan 1, 2024 - Jan 1, 2026
    GVP
    Accountable Care Organizations in Medicaid: Reducing Low-Value Care for Working-Age Adults
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01AG081151 (FIGUEROA, JOSE FRANCISCO) Aug 15, 2023 - Apr 30, 2028
    NIH
    Improving Healthcare Quality and Equity For Older Adults with HIV Under Value-Based Care Models
    Role: Co-Investigator
  4. R01HL164561 (WADHERA, RISHI KUMAR) Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2027
    NIH
    Cardiovascular Health of Low-Income Working-Age Adults in the US: Health Care Access, Policy, and the Pandemic
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. K23HL148525 (WADHERA, RISHI KUMAR) Jul 15, 2019 - Jun 30, 2024
    NIH
    Explaining Rising Heart Failure Mortality in Medicare
    Role: Principal Investigator

Featured Content

Bibliographic
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
Newest   |   Oldest   |   Most Cited   |   Most Discussed   |   Timeline   |   Field Summary   |   Plain Text
PMC Citations indicate the number of times the publication was cited by articles in PubMed Central, and the Altmetric score represents citations in news articles and social media. (Note that publications are often cited in additional ways that are not shown here.) Fields are based on how the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classifies the publication's journal and might not represent the specific topic of the publication. Translation tags are based on the publication type and the MeSH terms NLM assigns to the publication. Some publications (especially newer ones and publications not in PubMed) might not yet be assigned Field or Translation tags.) Click a Field or Translation tag to filter the publications.
Updating...
This operation might take several minutes to complete. Please do not close your browser.
Local representatives can answer questions about the Profiles website or help with editing a profile or issues with profile data. For assistance with this profile: HMS/HSDM faculty should contact contactcatalyst.harvard.edu. For faculty or fellow appointment updates and changes, please ask your appointing department to contact HMS. For fellow personal and demographic information, contact HMS Human Resources at human_resourceshms.harvard.edu. For faculty personal and demographic information, contact HMS Office for Faculty Affairs at facappthms.harvard.edu. SPH faculty should contact Faculty Affairs at facultyaffairshsph.harvard.edu.
Wadhera's Networks
Click the
Explore
buttons for more information and interactive visualizations!
Concepts (365)
Explore
_
Co-Authors (82)
Explore
_
Similar People (60)
Explore
_
Same Department 
Explore
_
Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.