Leora Horwitz, MD

  • Specialty: Hospitalist
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-7300

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

type 2 diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure disorder

Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Director, Division of Healthcare Delivery Science
  • Director, Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 2003
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Veterans Affairs Med Center (West Haven, CT), Internal Medicine, 2007
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2003
  • MD from Harvard Medical School, 2000

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NYU General Internal Medicine (Hospitalists)

550 1st Avenue, Suite 1803
New York, NY 10016

Research My Research

Interests

quality and safety, healthcare systems, continuity and transitions, implementation science

Research Summary

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 Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science, New York University Langone Medical Center, and of the Division of Healthcare Delivery Science, Department of Population Health, New York University School of Medicine.

After receiving her A.B. 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 (AHRQ), 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 and the excess days in acute care measures that are endorsed by the National Quality Forum and are now publicly reported. At NYU, Dr. Horwitz is the PI of the NYU Patient Imaging Quality and Safety Laboratory (funded by AHRQ) and of the Greater New York City Practice Transformation Network (funded by CMS).

Academic Contact

Academic office

227 East 30th Street

Sixth Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone

646-501-2685

Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • Hospital-Readmission Risk - Isolating Hospital Effects from Patient Effects

    Krumholz, Harlan M; Wang, Kun; Lin, Zhenqiu; Dharmarajan, Kumar; Horwitz, Leora I; Ross, Joseph S; Drye, Elizabeth E; Bernheim, Susannah M; Normand, Sharon-Lise T Krumholz, Harlan M; Wang, Kun; Lin, Zhenqiu; Dharmarajan, Kumar; Horwitz, Leora I; Ross, Joseph S; Drye, Elizabeth E; Bernheim, Susannah M; Normand, Sharon-Lise T
    New England journal of medicine. 2017 Sep 14. 377 (11): 1055-1064

  • Early Identification of Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

    Blecker, Saul; Sontag, David; Horwitz, Leora I; Kuperman, Gilad; Park, Hannah; Reyentovich, Alex; Katz, Stuart D Blecker, Saul; Sontag, David; Horwitz, Leora I; Kuperman, Gilad; Park, Hannah; Reyentovich, Alex; Katz, Stuart D
    Journal of cardiac failure. 2017 Sep 5. ?-?

  • Early Lessons on Bundled Payment at an Academic Medical Center

    Jubelt, Lindsay E; Goldfeld, Keith S; Blecker, Saul B; Chung, Wei-Yi; Bendo, John A; Bosco, Joseph A; Errico, Thomas J; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K; Iorio, Richard; Slover, James D; Horwitz, Leora I Jubelt, Lindsay E; Goldfeld, Keith S; Blecker, Saul B; Chung, Wei-Yi; Bendo, John A; Bosco, Joseph A; Errico, Thomas J; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K; Iorio, Richard; Slover, James D; Horwitz, Leora I
    Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2017 Sep. 25 (9): 654-663

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