Ashwin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise:
M.D., Weill-Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Ashwin R. Patel, M.D., Ph.D., is a health care economist and physician who conducts research at the interface of medicine and economics, while working to create technological solutions to help improve the health care system. Ashwin has worked with solo physician offices, large specialty group practices, and hospitals systems to improve workflow, reduce costs, and improve quality. Beyond this work, Ashwin is a vegan food enthusiast who enjoys travel.
Key Research Findings:
HMO market share is driven by advertising promoting quality.
Targeted marketing enables payers to favorably select risk.
Payers mitigate the effect of negative report card ratings through targeted advertisement campaigns.