About Joe Kvedar, MD

Dr. Joe Kvedar is a board-certified dermatologist and Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.

In addition to his clinical role, Dr. Kvedar is also Vice President, Connected Health, Partners, where he is creating a new model of health care delivery that moves care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients. Partners Connected Health programs are helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. He is the author of two books on the subject: The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan (2017) and The Internet of Healthy Things (2015).

Dr. Kvedar is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, and has authored over 100 publications on the subject; the popular cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for connected health. He is co-chair of the American Medical Association's Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group, and a strategic advisor at Mavericks Capital, PureTech Ventures and Qualcomm Life.

Dr. Kvedar graduated from University of Vermont, College of Medicine, and completed his residency in dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. He contributes to a number of publications, including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Dr. Kvedar is a past President and board member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and Past Chair of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Task Force on Telemedicine.

 

 

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Locations

Mass General Dermatology
50 Staniford St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2914

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
102-104 Endicott St.
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-882-6100

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

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Research

Technologies such as electronic follow up visits, home biometric monitoring, text messaging and social networks offer the opportunity to envision new care models that achieve improved efficiency and outcomes by allowing for more continuous care and improved self care. The Center for Connected Health (connectedhealth.partners.org) has a robust research program that includes efforts to understand the role of these technologies in care model innovation.

Publications

  • Select Publications:

    • Youn, SJ, Trinh N, Shyu I, Chang T, Fava M, Kvedar JC, Yeung A.   Using online social media, Facebook,  in screening for major depressive disorder among college students.  International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology.  2013;(1):74-80
    • Shive M, Bhatt M, Cantino A, Kvedar JC, Jethwani K. Perspectives about Acne: What Twitter can teach health care providers. JAMA Dermatology. 2013;149(5), 621-22
    • Jethwani K, Kvedar JG, Kvedar JC.  Behavioral phenotyping: a tool for personalized medicine.  Personalized Medicine 2010;7(6):689-693.  *(paper involved collaboration with resident or fellow).
    • Kvedar  JC, Nesbitt T, Kvedar JK, Darkins A:  E-patient connectivity and the near term future. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Nov;26 Suppl 2:636-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-011-1763-0

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