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DHDPS Leadership

Peter K. Lindenauer, MD, MSc, MHM

LindenauerPeter_smPeter Lindenauer is the Chair of the Department of Healthcare Delivery and Population Sciences, Professor of Medicine, and Assistant Dean of Population Health at the UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate, Professor of Quantitative Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Adjunct Professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine. A board-certified internist and practicing hospitalist, and founding Board member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, Dr. Lindenauer's research focuses on measuring the quality and outcomes of care for patients with common medical conditions, evaluating the effectiveness of acute treatments and care strategies, and the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions to improve care delivery.

His research is supported by grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH. He is the author of over 280 peer reviewed papers, which have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, Medical Care, and leading general internal medicine and subspecialty journals.

In 2008, he received the excellence in research award from the Society of Hospital Medicine, and in 2012 he was named a Master in Hospital Medicine. In 2013, he received Baystate’s Weinberg Family Award for academic excellence. In 2018, he received UMass Chan-Baystate's Award for Excellence in Research Mentoring. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety, and Perioperative Medicine, and has served on multiple NIH study sections focused on health services research, dissemination and implementation, and career development awards. Dr Lindenauer is a graduate of the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco.