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About Peter Lindenauer MD

Peter Lindenauer is Director of the Center for Quality of Care Research at Baystate Medical Center, Medical Director of Clinical Decision Support for Baystate Health, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine. A board-certified internist and practicing hospitalist, and founding Board member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, Dr. Lindenauer's research focuses on measuring the quality and outcomes of care for patients with common medical conditions, evaluating the effectiveness of acute treatments and care strategies, and the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions to improve care delivery.
His research is supported by grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH. He is the author of over 100 peer reviewed papers, which have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, Medical Care, and leading general internal medicine and subspecialty journals.
In 2008 he received the excellence in research award from the Society of Hospital Medicine, was named a Master in Hospital Medicine in 2012, and received Baystate’s Weinberg Family Award for academic excellence in 2013. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety, and Perioperative Medicine, and has served on multiple NIH study sections focused on health services research, dissemination and implementation, and career development awards. Dr Lindenauer is a graduate of the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco.


Present Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Present Director of the Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Health
Present Medical Director of Clinical Decision Support, Baystate Health

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Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Research Award - Society of Hospital Medicine, 2008
  • Baystate’s Weinberg Family Award for Academic Excellence - 2013

Contact Information

Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199


Baystate Affiliated Publications (135)