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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Arun Mohan, 2005

Chief Medical Officer, Hospital Medicine, ApolloMD

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at Emory University

DR. ARUN MOHAN is a physician and entrepreneur.  He is currently Chief Medical Officer, Hospital Medicine for ApolloMD, a national leader in clinical outsourcing.  Dr. Mohan leads one of the largest hospital medicine groups in the country with more than 300 physicians operating in 30+ facilities.  

Dr. Mohan works with a number of technology companies focused on improving healthcare delivery.  He is the Co-Founder of Radix Health, which develops tools to improve patient flow.  He is aso an Advisor at TowerView Health, which addresseses medication adherence, Aidin, which improves hospital discharge, and Bioscape Digital, which facilitates patient engagement.  

Previously, Dr. Mohan was Associate Vice Chair for Information Technology for the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Medical Director of Care Coordination at Emory University Hospital. He was also Co-Founder of PictureRx, which developed tools to improve medication management and which was acquired by Bioscape Digital in 2014.  

Dr. Mohan has conducted extensive research on improving the quality of healthcare through information technology, patient-centered communication, and public policy. He has been Principal Investigator for grants from the National Library of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation that established HealthSTAT, a non-profit focused on engaging health professional students in policy advocacy. His writings have appeared in multiple peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Mohan received the 2011 Milton W. Hamolskey Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine for outstanding research presentation by a junior faculty member.

Dr. Mohan completed his residency training at Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School. He received his MD and MBA from Emory University, where he received the Marion Luther Brittain Award, Emory University's highest student honor. As a student he was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Medical Association foundation, the youngest-ever person named to that position. He has also been selected as one of 40 Under 40 by Georgia Trend magazine and Atlanta Business Chronicle. Dr. Mohan received his BA in sociology and anthropology with a concentration in Latin American studies from Swarthmore College. He resides in Atlanta, GA where is married with two children.

Education
  • MD Medicine | Emory University 2007
  • MBA Business | Emory University 2006
  • BA Sociology | Swarthmore College 2000
Select Publications
  • Illustrated medication instructions as a strategy to improve medication management among Latinos: A qualitative analysis
  • Yelp for Prescribers: A Quasi-Experimental Study of Providing Antibiotic Cost Data and Prescription of High-Cost Antibiotics in an Academic and Tertiary Care Hospital KL Newman, J Varkey, J Rykowski, AV Mohan Journal of general internal medicine, 1-7
  • PictureRx: Illustrated medication instructions for patients with limited health literacy A Mohan, B Riley, D Boyington, S Kripalani Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA 52 (5), e122
  • Development of a patient-centered bilingual prescription drug label A Mohan, MB Riley, D Boyington, P Johnston, K Trochez, C Jennings, ... Journal of health communication 18 (sup1), 49-61
  • Changes in geographic variation in the use of percutaneous coronary intervention for stable ischemic heart disease after publication of the Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation (COURAGE) trial AV Mohan, R Fazel, PH Huang, YC Shen, D Howard Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 7 (1), 125-130
  • HealthSTAT: a student approach to building skills needed to serve poor communities CP Mohan, A Mohan Journal of health care for the poor and underserved 18 (3), 523-531
  • Improving medication understanding among Latinos through illustrated medication lists. A Mohan, B Riley, B Schmotzer, DR Boyington, S Kripalani The American journal of managed care 20 (12), e547-55
  • The health of safety net hospitals following Massachusetts health care reform: changes in volume, revenue, costs, and operating margins from 2006 to 2009 A Mohan, J Grant, M Batalden, D McCormick International Journal of Health Services 43 (2), 321-335
  • Life and health insurance industry investments in fast food AV Mohan, D McCormick, S Woolhandler, DU Himmelstein, JW Boyd American journal of public health 100 (6), 1029
  • Clinical inertia and uncertainty in medicine AV Mohan, LS Phillips JAMA 306 (4), 383-384
Work History
  • ApolloMD, Chief Medical Officer, Hospital Medicine