Sandhya Rao, MD, is an internist at Women’s Health Associates at Mass General Hospital the Senior Medical Director for Population Health Management at Partners Healthcare. In this role, she is the senior clinician providing oversight of Partners efforts to advance value-based care through alternative payment models and clinical innovation. Prior to this, she served as the Medical Director for Quality and Population Health at the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization and the Medical Director for Specialty Care in the Partners Center for Population Health. Between 2010 and 2015, she served as the co-director of the Partners Clinical Process Improvement Leadership Program. Before becoming a physician, she was involved in health care management and policy through internships at the American Public Health Association, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the Office of Senator Jack Reed. She also worked as a business analyst in the New York office of McKinsey and Company, focusing on health care and finance engagements.
Rao earned a bachelor’s degree in community health from Brown University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She attended the New York University School of Medicine, and did her residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in partnership with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.