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Hari Nathan, MD, PhD, FACS, FSSO


Associate Professor

Dr. Nathan works to improve the value of surgical care for patients and payers. His health services research portfolio focuses on variation in the cost and quality of surgical care, and he seeks to identify strategies to improve outcomes and control costs. He has received K08 and R01 funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grants. Recently, his work has shifted on leveraging the assets of hospital systems to optimize surgical care. Dr. Nathan was awarded the 2018 Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award by the American College of Surgeons in recognition of his past work and anticipated future contributions. Dr. Nathan is heavily involved in national and regional efforts to improve the value of healthcare services. He is the Director of the Michigan Value Collaborative, a coalition of 100+ Michigan hospitals and 40 physician organizations focused on achieving the best possible outcomes at the lowest reasonable cost for patients in Michigan. He is the Co-Chair of the Cancer Steering Committee for the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) and directs MSQC efforts to standardize pancreatectomy care across the state of Michigan.

University Affiliation(s)

CHOP | Cancer Center | IHPI

Research Area(s)

Health services research


  • Consultant on: Characterizing the Impact of Fragmented Care in Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Co-investigator of: The Impact of Telemedicine Expansion on Vulnerable Populations During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Principal investigator of: Fulfilling the Promise of Hospital Consolidation to Improve Clinical Quality and Costs
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