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Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP

Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP Physician

Clinical Innovation Manager, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation Medical Director, Penn Medicine OnDemand Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • Thai

Dr. Chaiyachati is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Krisda H. Chaiyachati

My goal is to delivery high-quality primary care throughout the course of your life. I work closely with my team members to provide you access to evidence-based care and will work hard to provide you timely care.

Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Annual Examination
  • Anxiety
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Health Screening
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
  • Immunizations
  • Minor Injury
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Physical Exams
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Skin Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sports Injury
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Tobacco Smoking Counseling
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccines
  • Weight Problem
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Preferred Health Care/PA Preferred Health Networks
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital


Academy Health, National Society of General Internal Medicine, National Vizient Transportation Innovation Expert Working Group, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chaiyachati is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Lancaster General Hospital
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Health care access, social determinants of health, health disparities, alternative payment models, telemedicine, health care delivery design, employee health

Selected Publications:

Chaiyachati KH, Shea JA, Asch DA, Liu M, Bellini LM, Dine CJ, Sternberg AL, Gitelman Y, Yeager A, Asch J, Desai SV: Assessment of Inpatient Time Allocation Among First-Year Internal Medicine Residents Using Time-Motion Observations JAMA Internal Medicine : 2019.

Chaiyachati KH, Hubbard RA, Yeager A, Mugo B, Lopez S, Asch E, Shi C, Shea JA, Rosin R, Grande D: Association of Rideshare-Based Transportation Services and Missed Primary Care Appointments: A Clinical Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine 178 (3): 383-89,2018.

Chaiyachati KH, Qi M, Werner RM: Nonprofit hospital community benefit spending and readmission rates Population Health Management : 2019.

Drake C, Zhang Y, Chaiyachati KH, Polsky D: The Limitations of Poor Broadband Internet Access for Telemedicine Use in Rural America: An Observational Study Annals of Internal Medicine : 2019.

Desai SV, Asch DA, Bellini LM, Chaiyachati KH, Liu M, Sternberg AL, Tonascia J, Yeager A, Asch J, Katz JT, Basner M, Bates DW, Dinges DF, Even-Shoshan O, Shade DM, Silber JH, Small DS, Volpp KG, Shea JA, and the iCOMPARE Research Group: Education outcomes in a duty-hour flexibility trial in internal medicine The New England Journal of Medicine 378 (16): 1494-1508,2018.

Chaiyachati KH, Qi M, Werner RM: Changes to racial disparities in readmission rates after Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program within safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals JAMA Network Open : 2018.

Chaiyachati KH, Hom JK, Wong C, Nasseh K, Chen X, Beggin A, Zygmunt E, Vujicic M, Grande DT: Access to primary and dental care among adults newly enrolled in Medicaid The American Journal of Managed Care 25 (3): 135-139,2019.

Chaiyachati KH, Hubbard RA, Yeager A, Mugo B, Shea JA, Rosin R, Grande DT: Rideshare-based medical transportation improves primary care show rates: a difference-in-difference analysis of a pilot program Journal of General Internal Medicine : 2018.

Chaiyachati KH, Asch DA, Grande DT: Patient inducements - high graft or high value? The New England Journal of Medicine 376 (12): 1107-1109,2017.

Morgan A, Chaiyachati KH, Weissman G, Liao JL: Gender-based bias in academic medicine: more than naming the elephant in the room. Journal of General Internal Medicine : 2018.

Chaiyachati KH, Bhatt J, Zhu JM: Time for value-based payments to adopt a disparities-sensitive frameshift Annals of Internal Medicine 168 (7): 509-10,2018.

Grischkan J, George BP, Chaiyachati KH, Friedman AB, Dorsey ER, Asch DA: Distribution of Medical Education Debt by Specialty, 2010-2016. JAMA Internal Medicine 10 (177): 1532-1535,2017.

Chaiyachati KH, Hom JK, Hubbard RA, Wong C, Grande DT: Evaluating the association between the built environment and primary care access for new Medicaid enrollees using Walk and Transit Scores Preventive Medicine Reports 9 : 24-28,2017.

Chaiyachati KH, Liao JM, Weissman GE, Morgan AU, Shea JA, Armstrong KA: The association between mentor-mentee network features and publication productivity among early career academic generalists Journal of General Internal Medicine : 2018.

Chaiyachati KH, Grande DT, Aysola J: Health systems tackling social determinants of health: promises, pitfalls, and opportunities of current policies. The American Journal of Managed Care 22 (11): e393-e394,2016.

Long T, Chaiyachati K, Bosu O, Sircar S, Richards B, Garg M, McGarry K, Solomon S, Berman R, Curry L, Moriarty J, Huot S: Why aren't more primary care residents going into primary care? A qualitative study. Journal of General Internal Medicine 31 (12): 1452-1459,2016.

Chaiyachati KH, Moore K, Adelberg M: Too Early to Cut Transportation Benefits From Medicaid Enrollees Health Services Insight : 2018.

Chaiyachati KH and Hom J: Let’s Put Opioids For Treating Addiction On Equal Footing With Prescribing Opioids For Pain Health Affairs Blog : 2016.

Hom J and Chaiyachati KH: Why it’s easier to be prescribed an opioid painkiller than the treatment for opioid addiction. The Conversation : 2016.

Liao JM and Chaiyachati KH: Going beyond SES adjustment in hospital readmissions penalties. Harvard Public Health Review : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

423 Guardian Drive
Blockley Hall, Room 1313

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-2257
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)