Eric Bressman, MD, is a fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania. An overarching theme of his research interest is learning how we can avoid the over-utilization of brick-and-mortar acute care. From a policy and payment perspective, this includes how we incentivize keeping patients out of the hospital, and better understanding the full impact of initiatives such as the hospital readmissions reduction program or models using capitation and bundled payments. From a healthcare delivery perspective, his interest is in exploring innovative models that can shorten or even supplant the traditional delivery of inpatient care, including hospitals-at-home and telemedicine. He seeks to understand whether these are safe and cost-effective alternatives, and how we can ensure equitable access to these resources.
Dr. Bressman received his BA in mathematics and history from Columbia University with summa cum laude honors. He received his medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he went on to complete his internal medicine residency and chief residency. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fiddling on the guitar, and writing. His opinion pieces have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, on the New England Journal of Medicine’s website, and on KevinMD.com.