Lawrence Casalino, M.D., Ph.D., is the Livingston Farrand Associate Professor of Public Health and Chief of the Division of Outcomes and Effectiveness Research in the Department of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Casalino is the recipient of an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has served on numerous national committees and as chair of the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. He has worked extensively with the Federal Trade Commission and with physician groups and hospitals on anti-trust issues related to clinical integration of physicians and of physician-hospital organizations.
Dr. Casalino completed a B.A. degree in philosophy from Boston College and an M.D. from the University of California at San Francisco. After a general internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California, he worked from 1980 to 2000 as a family physician in a private group practice in Half Moon Bay, California. During this period he held Attending Physician appointments at Mills-Peninsula Hospital in San Mateo, CA; at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, CA; and at Seton Medical Center Coastside in Half Moon Bay, CA. From 1984 to 1986, he was Medical Staff President the latter hospital. During the 1990s, while continuing in his medical practice, he earned an M.P.H. and a Ph.D. in health services research, with an emphasis on organization theory, institutional sociology, and institutional economics, from the University of California at Berkeley. From 1995 to 2000, he was Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. He comes to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell from the University of Chicago Department of Health Studies, where he was Assistant Professor (2000-2007), and then Associate Professor with tenure (2007-2008). He joined the Department of Public Health as Chief of the Division of Outcomes and Effectiveness Research in November 2008.