Tarush Kothari

Physician Informaticist & Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineNorthwell Health LaboratoriesLake Success, NY
Tarush Kothari

Bio: Dr. Tarush Kothari provides professional services in the area of clinical informatics and works closely with laboratory and institutional leadership at Northwell Health to identify and prioritize opportunities for informatics analysis and reporting to improve clinical outcomes, diagnostics, laboratory performance and efficacy of healthcare delivery.

Collaborating closely with other information technology and informatics teams within Northwell Health to support system-wide clinical quality initiatives, Dr. Kothari has successfully worked with clinical champions on major initiatives such as proactive detection of acute kidney injury in hospital settings and early detection of chronic kidney disease in ambulatory settings. He has been instrumental in establishing health system standards for laboratory monitoring and management of patients on warfarin and newer anticoagulants.

Dr. Kothari is currently a faculty member of the CLOT committee and the Northwell Health Data Governance Steering Committee. In addition to his role as a pathologist and informaticist, Dr. Kothari is spearheading population health initiatives for the laboratory and works closely with Health Solutions (Northwell’s care management organization) to design and implement informatics solutions that reduce gaps in care, reporting of quality metrics (HEDIS, PQRS) for pay-for-performance programs, and clinical risk stratification of patients for disease and care management programs.

Dr. Kothari completed his anatomic and clinical pathology training at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. He served as Chief Resident and received the Lucien Nochomovitz Most Outstanding Graduating Resident award. He then obtained his Masters in Public Health degree from Columbia University, where he specialized in health policy and management and health services research.