Amol Navathe, MD, PhD

Amol Navathe, MD, PhD

amol@wharton.upenn.edu

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Amol Navathe, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Medicine, a practicing physician, health economist, and engineer with a deep expertise in delivery transformation and policy design. His work on the utilization of advanced health data analytics and technology to improve health care delivery has been 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.  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 PhD in Health Care Management and Economics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Navathe’s expertise is focused in two core areas: (1) clinician and health care organization economic behavior and behavior change, including incentive design and behavioral economics, and (2) applications of informatics to address health services research questions. Current areas of focus include bundled payments, applications of behavioral economics to physicians and non-physician clinicians, optimal use of performance feedback in health care, and design of predictive models to drive behavior change.

Dr. Navathe’s technical expertise focuses on the use of claims data to measure the costs, quality and appropriateness of care, making inferences on clinical care delivery highly relevant to analysis of health system performance and policy design. 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 he serves 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 New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Healthcare, and other leading academic journals.

Dr. Navathe is inspired to transform health care delivery for his patients. As a practicing physician, he sees the complexity and hardships of health care financing and delivery in a very personal way. He is inspired by his patients on a day-to-day basis and hopes that his work will improve their lives and those of Americans nationwide.