Leora Horwitz, MD, MHS
Associate Professor; Director, Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science; Director – Division of Healthcare Delivery Science
Leora Horwitz, MD, MHS, is an associate professor in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine at New York University School of Medicine. She is the founding director of the Division of Healthcare Delivery Science, New York University School of Medicine, and of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science, New York University Langone Medical Center.
After receiving her AB degree magna cum laude in social studies from Harvard University, Dr. Horwitz earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and trained in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she also served as chief resident. She then received a master’s degree in Health Services Research while a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University School of Medicine, and spent seven years on faculty at Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Horwitz’s research focuses primarily on systems and practices intended to bridge gaps or discontinuities in care. She has studied shift-to-shift transfers among physicians and among nurses, transfers from the emergency department to inpatient units, and the transition from the hospital to home. Her work has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, the Hartford Foundation, the American Federation for Aging Research, the Patterson Family Trust, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation. Under contract to CMS, Dr. Horwitz led the development of the all-condition 30-day readmission quality measure for hospitals that is endorsed by the National Quality Forum and is now publicly reported. She is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine Research Committee, founded and chaired the SGIM Transfers and Handoffs Interest Group, and has advised the Hospital to Home (H2H) Excellence in Transitions program and the Premier Hospital Engagement Network.
- NYU Patient Imaging Quality and Safety Laboratory (PIQS Lab)
- Greater New York City Practice Transformation Network
- Understanding Hospital Readmission Rates: Patient, Hospital and Community Effects