Dr. Preeta Chidambaran is a Physician- Medical Officer in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She is currently with the Technology, Coding and Pricing Group (TCPG) at the Center for Medicare. Her areas of expertise include Medicare coding and payment policies, clinical quality improvement, team-based care, and patient engagement.
Dr. Chidambaran has held numerous roles within HHS during the last thirteen 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). She has received numerous awards such as the CMS Honor Award for COVID- 19 response, CMS Special Achievement award, HRSA Administrator’s citation for outstanding group performance in quality improvement and was selected as a HRSA Senior Leader Fellow.
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 – a learning technology company for corporate, patient and clinician education.
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.