Joe Kimura, MD MPH is Chief Medical Officer of Atrius Health and an internist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a medical practice of Atrius Health. He has broad experience leading ambulatory care delivery system improvements with specialty expertise in clinical informatics and healthcare data analytics. He is dual board certified in both internal medicine and clinical informatics.
Dr. Kimura has held multiple positions within Atrius Health including Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director for Analytics and Reporting Systems, and Medical Director for Quality Measurement. From 2008-2010, he served as a primary care clinician and physician leader in the Complete Care Program for the Orange County Service Area of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.
Dr. Kimura’s specialty clinical interests are in the pragmatic applications of clinical informatics in the delivery of care. He speaks regularly to national audiences on the future of healthcare analytics and the critical role of clinical leadership to drive the development of analytic tools that can help clinicians and patients. In 2012, Dr. Kimura was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists in the United States. Since 2014, he has served as co-chair of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s Policy Federal Workgroup on Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use.
Dr. Kimura was an undergraduate at Stanford University and received his medical degree from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. He completed his primary care internal medicine residency at the University of California in San Francisco and his health services research fellowship at the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School. He received a master’s of public health in Health Care Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. In 2015, he completed the Advanced Management Program at MIT Sloan School of Management and received a certificate in Management, Innovation, and Technology.