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Himali M. Weerahandi, MD

  • Specialty: Adult Hospital Medicine
  • Language: English


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine - Public Health & General Prev Med, 2014
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 2013
Education and Training
  • Residency, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Preventive Medicine, 2014
  • Residency, NYU School of Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2012

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Amidacare
    • Amidacare
  • Centerlight
    • Centerlight
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
    • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis
    • Fidelis Child Health
    • Fidelis Essential
    • Fidelis Exchange
    • Fidelis Family Health
    • Fidelis Medicaid
    • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI
    • GHI CBP
    • GHI HMO
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health
    • HIP Essential
    • HIP Family Health
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicare
    • HIP POS
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Research My Research


transitions of care, health services research, skilled nursing facilities, post-acute care, care coordination

Research Summary

I am an assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine and Population Health. I conduct research targeting systems drivers of adverse outcomes such as hospital readmission and mortality, with the goal of improving health care quality. As a practicing, board-certified internist, I have a strong clinical background in caring for medically and psychosocially complex patients. 

My areas of expertise include transitions across the continuum of care, care coordination, readmissions, and discharge practices. I am experienced with analyzing data from large, multisource data sets, including data from electronic health records, hospital claims, the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System, and the National Death Index. I have applied advanced statistical techniques such as propensity score matching, generalized estimating equation modeling, and generalized linear mixed models in my research.

I am the principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute K23 Career Development Award examining discharge process quality from skilled nursing facility to home after a heart failure hospitalization. I am also examining how frailty and cognitive impairment drive outcomes in these patients in order to design best practices for this vulnerable group.   

Research Interests Timeline

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