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Rishi Wadhera, M.D.

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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
Harvard Medical School Excellence in Mentoring Award
Harvard Medical School Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring
Harvard Kennedy School Jerome Grossman Health Policy Fellowship
Harvard Medical School Resident Teaching Excellence Award
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Mayo Clinic Merit Scholarship

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.

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  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
    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
    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
    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
    Explaining Rising Heart Failure Mortality in Medicare
    Role: Principal Investigator

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