Niteesh K. Choudhry, MD, PhD

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Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics
1620 Tremont Street, Suite 4016,
Boston, MA 02120
Phone: 617-278-0930 | Fax: 617-232-8602

Niteesh K. Choudhry, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics and the Hospitalist Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research focuses on the impact of medication costs and drug benefit design on the use of and adherence to medications for common chronic conditions, such as coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.

He is the principal investigator of the Post-MI Free Rx and Event and Economic Evaluation (MI FREEE) trial, which is a randomized policy trial based on economic models he and his colleagues constructed to evaluate the clinical and economic benefits of reducing patient cost-sharing for medications of proven efficacy. This nationwide trial enrolled more than 5,800 patients who were recently discharged from hospital after myocardial infarction and randomized them to receive full drug coverage or their usual levels of drug insurance for secondary prevention medications. Related to this, he has conducted policy evaluations of cost-sharing reductions recently introduced by large insurers and employers. His work is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, the Aetna Foundation, CVS Caremark, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research and others.

Dr. Choudhry attended McGill University and then received his MD and did his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto. He served as Chief Medical Resident for the Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals and was also Director of the Medical Clerkship Program at the Toronto General Hospital. He did his PhD in Health Policy at Harvard University, with a concentration in statistics and the evaluative sciences, where he was a Frank Knox Memorial and Canadian Institutes of Health Research Post-Doctoral Fellow. He was also a Fellow in Pharmaceutical Policy Research at Harvard Medical School. He practices inpatient general internal/hospital medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is actively involved in resident education.

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Medication Costs and Adherence

Prescription drug policy

Clinical and economic consequences of evidence-based medication use