Sarwat I Chaudhry, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies; Principal Investigator (SILVER-AMI & CHIRAL)

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE) | General Internal Medicine: Primary Care Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Yale Academic Hospitalist Program | National Clinician Scholars Program

Office of Student Research

Yale Medical Group


Sarwat Chaudhry, MD is a board-certified internist who completed her clinical training at the University of Chicago. She came to Yale for the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and now holds a faculty position as Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of General Medicine. She is conducting a large-scale observational study, SILVER-AMI, of older patients with acute myocardial infarction. The goal of this study is to understand how non-traditional risk factors, such as frailty and cognitive impairment, impact the outcomes of this rapidly growing patient population. 3000 patients with AMI will be enrolled from across the country and followed for 6 months after hospital discharge. In addition, Dr. Chaudhry serves as Director of the Academic Hospitalist Program at Yale. In this role, she is conducting work to improve the safety and quality of hospitalized patients. She recently founded the Center for Healthcare Innovation, Redesign, and Learning at Yale. This Center, funded by AHRQ, is studying and improving care transitions into, within, and out of the hospital setting.

Education & Training

MD University of Chicago (1995)
BS Loyola University (1991)
Resident University of Chicago
Fellow Yale University
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1998)

Honors & Recognition

  • Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine Academic Hospitalist (2012)

  • Ralph I. Horwitz Lecturer, Department of Medicine Yale University (2011)

  • American Geriatrics SocietyMerck New Investigator Award (2009)

  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine (2008)

  • National Institute on Aging Summer InstituteNIA (2007)

  • Outstanding Resident-Teacher Award University of Chicago Hospitals (1996)

  • AOA Honorary Medical Society (1995)

Professional Service

  • Member, Research Working Group (RWG) American College of Cardiology(ACC), Geriatric Cardiology Section (2013)

  • Committee Member, Medical Directors Leadership Council Yale New Haven Hospital (2012)

  • Member, Academic Hospitalist Task Force Society of General Internal Medicine (2012)

  • Member, Research Working Group Society of Hospital Medicine (2012)

  • Member, Research Training Subcommittee American Geriatrics Society (2012)

  • Member, Council on Cardiovascular Care for Older Adults American College of Cardiology (2012)

  • Board of Directors Greater New York Geriatric Cardiology Consortium (2011)

  • Member, Quality & Performance Measurement Committee American Geriatrics Society (2010)

  • Member, Geriatrics Task Force Society of General Internal Medicine (2010)

  • Develop and collaborate on studies with an aging focus using Cardiovascular Health Study data. Cardiovascular Health Study Geriatrics Working Group (2008)

  • Junior faculty research working group; goal is to advance research efforts of junior faculty members of the American Geriatrics Society. (2008)

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Contact Info

Sarwat I Chaudhry, MD
Patient Care Location
Primary Care Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Internal Medicine367 Cedar St. Harkness A Building
PO Box 208093

New Haven, CT 06520-8093