Thought Leader

Namita S. Mohta, MD

Clinical Editor
NEJM Catalyst


Namita Seth Mohta, MD is the Clinical Editor for NEJM Catalyst, a new venture launched by the New England Journal of Medicine/NEJM Group to advance the dialogue among leaders to drive innovations in health care delivery. As a key member of the leadership team, she has responsibility for editorial strategy and content quality. Dr. Mohta is the Clinical Lead for the ACO at The New England Quality Care Alliance Physicians Organization affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. She works with the network to define strategy, implement system-wide clinical initiatives, and develop analytic tools to successfully improve outcomes.

Prior to these roles, Dr. Mohta served as the Medical Director for Population Health Management at Partners Health Care. There, she was a part of the initial leadership team responsible for the development and implementation of innovative, Partners-wide programs to successfully improve quality of care and lower costs for the populations they served under alternative payment contracts such as the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization. Her responsibilities included implementation of Partners’ primary care strategy to evolve practices toward patient-centered medical homes as well as the care management program for their most medically complex, high-risk patients. Dr. Mohta was the Clinical Lead for Partners’ strategy to improve care for the often vulnerable Medicaid population. Prior to this role, Dr. Mohta was Clinical Director of Partners Business Planning, responsible for system-level, clinical strategy projects. She also has industry experience as a Management Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.

Dr. Mohta practices as a Hospitalist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA, and attends on the academic teaching service. Her clinical interests include improving end-of-life care in the inpatient setting. Academically, she is faculty at the Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences at BWH and at Harvard Medical School. She completed her Internal Medicine and Primary Care residency training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Mohta is a graduate of Yale College and Yale School of Medicine.

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