Preeta Chidambaran, M.B.,B.S.
Instructor in Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Womens Hospital
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115
HRSA Administrator's award - Outstanding Group Performance - Quality Improvement Team
HRSA Senior Leader Fellow
HRSA Recognition for Workforce Development
CMS Special Achievement Award
CMS Honor Award for COVID- 19 response
Dr. Preeta Chidambaran currently serves as a Physician- Medical Officer in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Center for Medicare, Technology, Coding and Pricing Group (TCPG). Dr. Chidambaran has held numerous roles within HHS during the last ten years, serving as Physician-Medical Officer in the Center for Medicare, Chronic Care Policy Group (CCPG) at CMS/HHS (2016-2020) and as Medical Officer for Quality at Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) at the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)/HHS (2010-2016).
Her areas of expertise include quality improvement, team based care, patient engagement, and health policy. At HHS, she has received numerous awards including the CMS Honor Award for COVID- 19 response in 2020, CMS Special Achievement award in 2019, HRSA Administrator’s citation for outstanding group performance in quality improvement in 2012 and recognition for workforce development in 2015. She was selected as a HRSA Senior Leader Fellow in 2014.
Dr. Chidambaran is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s hospital since 2007. She is a board certified internal medicine physician with extensive experience in integrated healthcare delivery and community health. She currently practices internal medicine, primary care in Maryland. Previously, she worked at Harvard University Health Services in Boston, MA and Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the co-founder and Board Member of iLearningEngines/iHealthEngines – an artificial intelligence driven learning Technology Company focused on Learning Automation and enabling organizations including Health Systems driven Patient and Clinician learning outcomes.
Dr. Chidambaran received her medical degree from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in India. She completed her internal medicine training at Albert Einstein Medical School, NY and Kaiser Permanente in CA. She completed a Health Policy Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and was a California Endowment Scholar in Health Policy at Harvard University. She also received an MPH in Healthcare Management and Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Available: 04/29/15, Expires: 11/30/25
Project Description: Evaluate clinical quality improvement and health policy implications in key clinical areas. This will include analysis of factors impacting health care quality and performance, and developing strategies to improve clinical quality at the patient, provider and system level. Students working on the project can expect to develop expertise in health policy fundamentals and clinical quality improvement.
Faculty mentor for this opportunity is Preeta Chidambaran, MD, MPH, an HMS faculty, internal medicine physician, and Medical Officer in U.S. Government for CMS/Medicare, HHS. Faculty bio in Harvard Catalyst. Past student project has been selected for HMS Honors thesis.
1. Identify specific clinical area of interest
2. Develop project proposal
3. Complete independent literature review, stakeholder input and data analysis
4. Develop recommendations for Quality Improvement and Health Policy.
Mentorship will be provided throughout project via 1:1 discussions, feedback on documents and overall guidance. Office Hours and contact information available upon request. Both term-time and year-long projects are available.
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Available: 11/03/20, Expires: 11/01/25
Students working on the project can expect to develop expertise in health policy fundamentals and clinical quality improvement. A past student project has been selected for HMS Honors thesis.
Faculty mentor is Dr. Preeta Chidambaran, MD, MPH. She currently works in the federal government as a Physician- Medical Officer in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Center for Medicare, Technology, Coding and Pricing group. Dr. Chidambaran is a HMS faculty internal medicine physician. HMS course EoP1 Essentials of the Profession - Health Policy
Student role: Identify and develop project proposal, literature review and data analysis, stakeholder input, develop recommendations for Quality Improvement and Health Policy.
Mentorship will be provided throughout project via 1:1 discussions, on documents and overall guidance.
Both term-time and year-long projects are available. Project available for remote learning and remote participation.
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