Dr. Lawrence P. Casalino
Dr. Said Ibrahim

The Division of Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation, led by Dr. Said Ibrahim, MD, MPH, MBA, will spearhead the development, implementation and evaluation of patient-focused clinical innovations, seeking to improve both quality and equity of healthcare delivery across diverse populations. Initiatives may focus on enhancing patient safety, improving population health through accountable care organizations, and increasing healthcare access and efficiency through technological advancements such as remote patient monitoring and electronic prescribing programs. The division will also house the Executive MBA/MS Healthcare Leadership Program, which Weill Cornell Medicine and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University established in 2016. The two-year, dual-degree program will provide the next generation of healthcare leaders with the requisite skills to tackle changes in healthcare systems’ structure, payment and regulatory requirements.

About Dr. Said Ibrahim
As a clinician-investigator, Dr. Ibrahim led a research program on racial disparities in healthcare, specifically regarding the use of joint replacement for the management of end-stage osteoarthritis. He conducted foundational work identifying the lower preference for surgery among minority patients as a key reason for this disparity. His subsequent research revealed that tools that provide evidence-based medical information for patients significantly increased minority patients’ willingness to undergo elective joint replacement. His research has informed national policy at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and his scholarly work in this area has been continuously federally funded for more than 15 years. A Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health supports his mentoring of future generations of health equity investigators in a broad range of areas, including musculoskeletal care.