Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH

Asaf Bitton MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of medicine at the Division of General Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and assistant professor of health care policy at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Director of Primary Health Care at Ariadne Labs, leading their efforts on the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, a joint effort with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the Results for Development Institute. This project aims to improve measurement of key primary care functions within low and middle income countries, with the goal of understanding variation in performance and tailoring improvement initiatives to address and narrow gaps. He also leads Ariadne Labs’ measurement of patient experience in low and middle income countries, implementation efforts with the World Bank in Estonia around risk-stratified care management, as well as other integrated care efforts globally.

He serves as a senior advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation for the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, two broad multi-state, multi-payer efforts matching payment reform to sustainable primary care transformation.

He also is a member of the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Center for Primary Care, where he led the Academic Innovations Collaborative to transform Harvard-affiliated primary care practices toward team-based care. He has studied extensively the dissemination and outcomes around the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) transformation efforts in the United States. He also has published widely on tobacco control policy, the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries. He practices primary care internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at their South Huntington medical home practice.

For a full list of publications, please click on Harvard Catalyst.