Dr. Preeta Chidambaran currently serves as a Physician-Medical Officer in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Center for Medicare, Technology, Coding and Pricing Group (TCPG). Dr. Chidambaran has held numerous roles within HHS during the last ten years, serving as Physician- Medical Officer in the Center for Medicare, Chronic Care Policy Group (CCPG) at CMS/HHS (2016-2020) and as Medical Officer for Quality at Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) at the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)/HHS (2010-2016).
Her areas of expertise include quality improvement, team based care, patient engagement, and health policy. At HHS, she has received numerous awards including the CMS Honor Award for COVID- 19 response in 2020, CMS Special Achievement award in 2019, HRSA Administrator’s citation for outstanding group performance in quality improvement in 2012 and recognition for workforce development in 2015. She was selected as a HRSA Senior Leader Fellow in 2014.
Dr. Chidambaran is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s hospital since 2007. She is a board certified internal medicine physician with extensive experience in integrated healthcare delivery and community health. She currently practices internal medicine, primary care in Maryland. Previously, she worked at Harvard University Health Services in Boston, MA and Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the co-founder and Board Member of iLearningEngines/iHealthEngines – an artificial intelligence driven learning Technology Company focused on Learning Automation and enabling organizations including Health Systems driven Patient and Clinician learning outcomes.
Dr. Chidambaran received her medical degree from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in India. She completed her internal medicine training at Albert Einstein Medical School, NY and Kaiser Permanente in CA. She completed a Health Policy Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and was a California Endowment Scholar in Health Policy at Harvard University. She also received an MPH in Healthcare Management and Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health.
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