Namita Seth Mohta, MD, is the Clinical Editor for NEJM Catalyst, a platform recently launched by the New England Journal of Medicine/NEJM Group to accelerate the dialogue among leaders to drive transformation in health care delivery. As a key member of the leadership team, she has responsibility for editorial strategy and content quality.
Dr. Mohta has operational expertise in designing, implementing, and scaling ACOs and population health management initiatives. She was the Clinical Lead for the ACO at The New England Quality Care Alliance Physicians Organization affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Prior to this role, Dr. Mohta served as the Medical Director for Population Health Management at Partners Health Care. She develops strategy, implements system-wide clinical programs, and develops analytic tools that successfully improve outcomes. Her responsibilities have included implementation of a primary care strategy to evolve practices toward patient-centered medical homes as well to build care management programs for medically complex, high-risk patients in a variety of delivery settings. Dr. Mohta also has experience building innovative Palliative Care programs and post-acute care initiatives.
Prior to these roles, Dr. Mohta was Clinical Director for Business Planning and Market Development, Partners Health Care, responsible for system-level strategy projects. She also has industry experience as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.
Clinically, Dr. Mohta cares for patients as an academic hospitalist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA. Her clinical interests include improving end-of-life care in the inpatient setting. 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 the Yale School of Medicine.
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