Editor Profile

Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM


About the NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology Board

Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, is the Harold H. Hines, Jr., Professor of Medicine in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut. He serves as Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and Director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). Using methods of outcomes research, he has sought to illuminate the balance of risks, benefits, and costs of specific clinical approaches and to implement strategies to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, and the Institute of Medicine. He has been an Editor for NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology since the publication's launch in 1995 and Editor-in-Chief since 2000.


Consultant / Advisory board

United Healthcare

Speaker's bureau




Grant / Research support

FDA; NIH-NHLBI; Commonwealth Fund; The Catherine and Patrick Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Medtronic

Editorial boards

American Journal of Managed Care; American Journal of Medicine; Archives of Medical Science;; Central European Journal of Medicine; Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes; Congestive Heart Failure; Critical Pathways in Cardiology; Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports; JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging; Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine

Leadership positions in professional societies

American Board of Internal Medicine (Chair, Assessment 2020 Task Forces);  American College of Cardiology (CV Research and Scholarly Activity, and Lifelong Learning Oversight Committee);  American College of Physicians (CV Research and Scholarly Activity);  American Heart Association (CV Research and Scholarly Activity);  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Heart Care Technical Expert Panel);  Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (Heart Care Technical Expert Panel);  VHA, Inc. (Center of Applied Healthcare Studies External Advisory Board)

Summaries by Harlan Krumholz