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Daniel B. Kramer M.D.

Adjunct Scientist, Palliative Care Research, Institute for Aging Research
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Kramer's research focuses on ethics, outcomes, and policy questions surrounding the use of medical devices.  His work has included qualitative studies evaluating stakeholder knowledge and perspectives regarding deactivation of cardiac devices; risk stratification for recipients of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators; clinical outcomes for defibrillator leads; and unique aspects of device-based therapy for older patients.  Dr. Kramer's health policy research has focused on the regulatory assessment of medical devices, including the strength of pre-market clinical evaluation for novel technology and comparative approaches to device regulation worldwide.

 Selected Publications 

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2000    B.A.    Brown University (Philosophy) 
2005    M.D.   Harvard Medical School 
2014    MPH   Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health


2005-2008    Residency    Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital  
2008-2011    Fellowship   Cardiovascular Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2011-2012    Fellowship   Cardiac Electrophysiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center