Amol S. Navathe
Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Navathe is a practicing physician, health economist and engineer with a deep expertise in delivery transformation and policy design. His work has focused on the utilization of advanced health data analytics and technology to improve healthcare delivery, which he has implemented at numerous large health systems. He has applied his skills to delivery transformation, federal policy for health care evidence development and data infrastructure, and the study of physician and hospital economic behavior. He also has deep experience with large scale government-led projects, having served as Medical Officer and Senior Program Manager for the $1B federal Comparative Effectiveness Research program, and with informatics and information technology to support health care delivery. His thought leadership led to founding the new disciplinary academic journal “Health Care: the Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation” and serving as its Co-Editor-in-Chief as well as serving as Founding Director of the Foundation for Healthcare Innovation. His work on improving health care costs and quality has been published in numerous leading journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Health Affairs, Health Services Research, American Journal of Managed Care, and other leading academic journals. Dr. Navathe completed his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, post-graduate medical training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and obtained his Ph.D. in Health Care Management and Economics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
- M.D., University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, ’10
- Ph.D. (health care management and economics), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, ’08
- B.A. (electrical engineering and economic systems), Stanford University, ’01
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine; Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute
Perelman School of Medicine
Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Past and Present Public Policy Affiliations
Fellow, Council of Economic Advisers, The White House, 2004, Washington, DC
Medical Officer and Senior Program Manager, Comparative Effectiveness Portfolio US Department of Health and Human Services, 2009 - 2011, Washington, DC
Founding Director, Foundation for Healthcare Innovation, 2012-Present
Co-Editor-in-Chief of newly launched medical journal, Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, published by Elsevier.
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD; Peter A. Ubel, MD; Judd B. Kessler, PhD; Gregg Meyer, MD, MSc; Ralph W. Muller, MA; Amol S. Navathe, MD, PhD; Pankaj Patel, MD; MSc; Robert Pearl, MD; Meredith B. Rosenthal, PhD; Lee Sacks, MD; Aditi P. Sen, PhD; Paul Sherman, MD; and Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD (2016). Using behavioral economics to design provider incentives that deliver higher quality and lower cost care, Annals of Internal Medicine, 164(2): 114-119.
Rodriguez F, Nathan AS, Navathe AS, Ghosh N, Shah PB (2014). Serial Classic and Inverted Pattern Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in a Middle-aged Woman, Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 30(11), 1462-e7.
Powers BW, Navathe AS, Jain SH (2014). Medical Education’s Authenticity Problem, BMJ, 348, g2651.
Zhou L, Baughman AW, Lei VJ, Lai KH, Navathe AS, Chang F, Sanchez MS, Topaz M, Zhong F, Murrali M, Navathe SB, Rocha RA (2014). Indentifying Patients with Depression Using Free-text Clinical Documents, Studies in health technology and informatics, 216, 629-633.
Press MJ, Scanlon DP, Navathe AS, Zhu J, Chen W, Mittler JN, Volpp KG (2013). The Importance of Clinical Severity in the Measurement of Hospital Readmission Rates for Medicare Beneficiaries, 1997-2007, Medical Care Research and Review, 70(6), 653-65.
Press MJ, Scanlon DP, Ryan AM, Zhu J, Navathe AS, Mittler JN, Volpp KG (2013). Limits of Readmission Rates In Measuring Hospital Quality Suggest the Need for Added Metrics, Health Affairs (Project Hope), 32(6), 1083-91.
Navathe AS, Silber JH, Zhu J, Volpp KG (2013). Does Admission to a Teaching Hospital Affect Acute Myocardial Infarction Survival?, Academic Medicine, 88(4), 475-82.
Navathe AS, Silber JH, Small DS, Rosen AK, Romano PS, Even-Shoshan O, Wang Y, Zhu J, Halenar MJ, Volpp KG (2013). Teaching Hospital Financial Status and Patient Outcomes Following ACGME Duty Hour Reform. Health Services Research, 48(2 Pt 1), 476-98.
Lindrooth RC, Konetzka RT, Navathe AS, Zhu J, Chen W, Volpp KG (2013). The Impact of Profitability of Hospital Admissions on Mortality, Health Services Research, 48(2 Pt 2), 792-809.
Navathe AS, Jain SH, Jha A, Milstein A, Shannon RP (2013). Introducing you to Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. Healthcare, 1(1-2), 1.