Dhruv S. Kazi MD, MSc, MSAssociate Director, Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Member of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Dr. Dhruv Kazi is the Associate Director of the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology and Director of Cardiac Critical Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is a member of the faculty of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an affiliate faculty member of Harvard University’s Global Health Institute and the University of California San Francisco’s Center for Vulnerable Populations. Dr. Kazi is a practicing cardiologist, health economist, and outcomes researcher. He has extensive experience conducting health and economic evaluations of novel therapeutics and diagnostics based on real-world data, with a focus on measuring long-term effects on quality-of-life, survival, out-of-pocket costs, lost productivity, and total spending, as well as advancing health equity. His work has been influential in determining the price and uptake of high-cost medications such as PCSK9 inhibitors, increasing access to new cost-effective technologies like rhythm monitors in safety-net hospitals, and reducing the use of low value interventions such as antibiotic prophylaxis for infective endocarditis. Dr. Kazi completed his medical training at the University of Mumbai, clinical training at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of California San Diego, and his research training at the London School of Economics and Stanford University.