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Austin Kilaru

Austin Kilaru

Advisor, CHTI

Austin Kilaru serves as an advisor to CHTI. As an assistant professor at the Perelman School of Medicine, he is a practicing emergency physician and health policy researcher. Austin advises on CHTI initiatives involving care transitions as well as acute and emergency care. Currently, he leads the PATH (Practical Alternative to Hospitalization) program, which seeks to shift care normally delivered in hospitals to the home setting.

Austin’s research focuses on improving the value of acute and emergency care through policy. He serves as the deputy director of the Parity Center, which seeks to reform payment policy to improve equity in health outcomes. His research is supported by the NIH and other funding mechanisms, and his work has been published in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs.

Austin has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Yale University and received his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his emergency medicine training at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, where he served as chief resident. After residency, he received additional training in health services research through the National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as a fellow at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

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More about Austin Kilaru

Informed policy making, learning health systems, value-based care, health equity
Focused on patient outcomes rather than delivering services
Spain, but really any open field where I can run around with my two kids
I’m a nationally ranked junior tennis player
Play the violin