Kavita Patel, M.D., M.S., is the Managing Director of Clinical Transformation at the Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform. Dr. Patel leads research on delivery system reform, healthcare financing, physician payment reform, and healthcare workforce development. Dr. Patel is also a practicing primary care physician at Johns Hopkins Medicine and a clinical instructor at UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Patel was previously a Director of Policy for The White House under President Obama and a senior advisor to the late Senator Edward Kennedy. Her prior research in healthcare quality and community approaches to mental illness have earned national recognition and she has published numerous papers and book chapters on healthcare reform and health policy. She has testified before Congress several times and she is a frequent guest expert on CBS, NBC and MSNBC as well as serving on the editorial board of Health Affairs.
Fellow and Managing Director of Clinical Transformation, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings