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Dr. Kumar Dharmarajan

Dr. Kumar Dharmarajan

Dr. Kumar Dharmarajan is a cardiologist, geriatrician and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Clover Health, where he leads its clinical programs and R&D initiatives for its most medically complex members. He also serves as Chief Clinician and Governing Body Chair of the Clover Health Partners Direct Contracting Entity. Prior to joining Clover, Dr. Dharmarajan developed quality measures used by Medicare in its national value-based purchasing programs. He also led research studies to help hospitals and health systems lower preventable hospitalizations. His work has appeared in top medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs. He earned his AB at Harvard and MD and MBA at Columbia. He continues to practice geriatrics in Clover’s Complex Care Programs and cardiology at Yale New Haven Hospital as an adjunct faculty member at Yale. He is a member of the Standing Cardiovascular Committee of the National Quality Forum and the Payor Communications Task Force of the FDA Center for Devices & Radiological Health, which oversees regulatory frameworks for AI- and ML-based software used as a medical device.