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Varsha Vimalananda, MD, MPH – Career Development Awardee

Varsha Vimalananda, MD, MPH Varsha Vimalananda, MD, MPH
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
Bedford, MA 


Varsha Vimalananda, MD, MPH, is an endocrinologist and Core Investigator at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) at the Bedford VA Medical Center, and Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine. She leads research to improve the quality of specialty health care delivery from patient and clinician perspectives. This includes projects focused on care coordination, telehealth, and e-consults.

Dr. Vimalananda's HSR&D-funded Career Development Award is titled, "Measuring and Improving Specialty Care Coordination in VA." This project builds on work accomplished during Dr. Vimalananda's completed VA VISN 1 Career Development Award. The HSR&D CDA research leverages survey methodology, qualitative research methods, and implementation science to understand and improve the specialty care referral process from the different perspectives of patients, primary care providers, and specialists.

Dr. Vimalananda received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and her MPH from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her MD from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance-Harvard Medical School; fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Boston University School of Medicine; and an Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research at CHOIR.

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