The Physicians Foundation Center for the Study of Physician Practice and Leadership (CPPL) was founded in 2018 by Weill Cornell Medicine Professor Emeritus Dr. Lawrence Casalino with the goal of bringing about the conditions that best enable physicians and health care organizations to improve the health of individual patients and the U.S. population by providing high-quality, compassionate, cost-effective care.
The Center conducts empirical research and produces conceptual articles to clarify key issues in medicine, health care, and public policy. Its current efforts focus on the intended and unintended consequences of payment reforms; consolidation and corporatization in American health care; health care disparities and socially vulnerable populations; the growing use of telehealth and artificial intelligence in medicine; and physician professionalism and leadership.
The Center is made possible by a grant from the Physicians Foundation, a non-profit organization that empowers physicians to lead in the delivery of high-quality, cost-efficient health care, and by contributions from Weill Cornell Medicine, one of the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the United States. Dr. Dhruv Khullar, practicing physician and Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences in the Division of Health Policy and Economics, is the Center’s current Director. For more information about CPPL, visit the Center’s website.