Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP is an Assistant Professor Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, a Clinical Innovation Manager at Penn's Center for Health Care Innovation, Medical Director for Penn Medicine's FirstCall Virtual Care, and a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Chaiyachati designs, studies, and implements innovative strategies for improving healthcare accessibility, addressing social barriers to care, and managing population health goals. His research seeks to understand how health outcome for low-income and minority populations are affected by improved access to social services, like transportation availability, or the use of telemedicine to overcome barriers to health care. He studies these strategies with a lens on return on investment, either lowering overall health care spending or increasing the use of high value services. As the director of FirstCall and a Clinical Innovation Manager, he has an operational and implementation role within Penn Medicine, developing, managing, and steering new service delivery strategies from pilot to scale across the health system. Finally, he is actively engaged in identifying population health strategies for Penn Medicine's employee population by leveraging his role as a primary care provider for an employee specific clinic and contributions to employee health benefit design initiatives.
In addition to his medical degree from the University of Michigan, Dr. Chaiyachati received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Zuckerman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership and MSPH in Health Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his internal medicine training within Yale's Primary Care Program and continued on as a Chief Resident. Outside of Penn, he volunteers as a coach for Primary Care Progress’ Catalyst Project, a national leadership training nonprofit for young health professionals. Clinically, he is a board certified general internist and primary care provider for Penn Medicine's employee health practice.