We are pleased to announce that Raj Srivastava, M.D. MPH, will be Intermountain Healthcare’s new Assistant Vice President of Research. Dr. Srivastava comes to Intermountain with a wealth of clinical and research experience. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics with tenure at the University of Utah, and will retain his academic appointment in this new position.
Dr. Srivastava is a graduate of the University of Toronto College of Medicine, completed pediatric training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and fellowship at Children’s Hospital, Boston. He received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.
He has actively led several national research efforts, has a number of open, externally funded studies, and has long experience training and mentoring junior investigators. His recent work includes organizing and leading a national research collaboration that involves 40 children’s hospitals, with an aim to identify and prioritize high cost conditions for each hospital. He has just returned to Utah after a six month sabbatical spent consulting for the Australian government on national health care reform and cost measurement methods for pediatric care. He works clinically as a hospitalist at Primary Children’s Hospital.
In order to meet commitments at the University, including serving on the Executive Steering Committee of the Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Dr. Srivastava will have a gradual transition into this position with full-time work beginning July 1 of this year. As he comes on board, the Office of Research will shift its senior leadership reporting relationship to Dr. Brent James in order to more closely coordinate the activities of the Intermountain Institute for Health Care Delivery Research and the Office of Research.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Srivastava to Intermountain Healthcare.