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Kenneth A. LaBresh

Senior Fellow, Health Care Policy

Kenneth LaBresh, MD, has more than 30 years of experience in the medical field, where he has a diverse clinical and leadership background in academic medicine, private practice, hospital staff leadership, quality improvement and health policy research. Before joining RTI in 2009, LaBresh spent six years with Masspro as their senior vice president and chief medical officer. Before Masspro, he was founder, president and CEO of Blackstone Cardiology Associates and medical director of Blackstone Lipid Center and Heart Failure Center. From 1979 to 1986, LaBresh was chief of cardiology at the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center and taught at Brown University. LaBresh is a frequent contributor to medical literature, including more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and presenter at national healthcare conferences. He is a fellow of both the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. He has received numerous honors and awards including the Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Heart Association and the National Philanthropy Award.

Education

MD, University of Minnesota; SB, Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Latest Publications

West, S.L., Eggleston, B.S., Kluckman, M., Hansen, A., Solano, E., LaBresh, K., et al. (2014). Investigating Time-Varying Factors Associated with Lipid Lowering Medications for Primary CVD Prevention Using Multistate Markov Modeling, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 23 (Suppl. 1):141-142.
LaBresh, K.A., Ariza, A.J., Lazorick, S., Furberg, R.D., Whetstone, L., Hobbs, C., de Jesus, J., Salinas, I.G., Bender, R.H., et al. (2014). Adoption of cardiovascular risk reduction guidelines: a cluster-randomized trial. Pediatrics, 134 (3):e732-e738.
Graber, M.L., Kissam, S., Payne, V.L., Meyer, A.N.D., Sorensen, A., Lenfestey, N., Tant, E., Henriksen, K., LaBresh, K., et al. (2012). Cognitive interventions to reduce diagnostic error: a narrative review. BMJ Quality & Safety, 21 (7):535-557.
Singh, H., Graber, M., Kissam, S.M., Sorensen, A.V., Lenfestey, N.F., Tant, E.M., Henriksen, K., & LaBresh, K.A. (2012). System-related interventions to reduce diagnostic errors: A narrative review. BMJ Quality & Safety, 21 (2):160-170.
Bushnell, C.D., Olson, D.M., Zhao, X., Pan, W., Zimmer, L.O., Goldstein, L.B., Alberts, M.J., Fagan, S.C., Fonarow, G.C., Johnston, S.C., Kidwell, C., LaBresh, K.A., et al. (2011). Secondary preventive medication persistence and adherence 1 year after stroke. Neurology, 77 (12):1182-1190.
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