Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP is a physician leader, practicing primary care, internal medicine physician, and health services researcher whose research focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative strategies which address social barriers to care or improve the delivery of health care to be more accessible for disadvantaged populations, with an emphasis on telemedicine and transportation access for low-income, minority, urban and rural populations. He approaches all initiatives with equity in mind, believing that innovations in health care can be designed to reduce inequity but run the risk of widening disparities if not carefully monitored and course corrected.
Dr. Chaiyachati holds leadership and operational roles for the University and Penn Medicine as the Medical Director for Penn Medicine OnDemand Virtual Care, the Medical Director for PennOpen Pass, the Director for the PennLDI-Penn Medicine Research Laboratory, and a Clinical Innovation Manager within the Center for Health Care Innovation where he leads employee health initiatives and guides strategies for managing beneficiary costs and wellness.
In addition to his medical degree from the University of Michigan, Dr. Chaiyachati received his Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Zuckerman Fellow within the Center for Public Leadership and Master of Science 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. He came to Penn as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar before joining the faculty.