Farzad Mostashari

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Farzad Mostashari
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Preceded byDavid Blumenthal
Succeeded byKaren DeSalvo
Personal details
Born1968/1969 (age 50–51)
Richmond, Virginia
Alma materHarvard University,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,
Yale University School of Medicine

Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, is the former national coordinator for health information technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.[1]

Currently[when?] Mostashari is CEO of Aledade, a company he founded in 2014. Aledade provides services to independent primary care providers forming accountable care organizations.[2][3]


He was born in Richmond, Virginia, and raised in Iran, Mostashari moved to upstate New York at age 14.[4]

Mostashari holds degrees from Yale University School of Medicine (MD, Medicine, 1996), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (MSc, Population Health, 1991), and Harvard University (AB, Biochemistry, 1989).[5]


Mostashari completed his residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He subsequently joined the Centers for Disease Control's Epidemiological Intelligence Service, where he investigated outbreaks of infectious disease. He then joined the New York City Department of Health, where he launched the primary care information project under Thomas Frieden. The project focused on accelerating the adoption of electronic health record systems as a means of improving primary care quality in New York City. Following the passage of the HITECH act, David Blumenthal recruited Mostashari to serve as deputy national coordinator for health information technology in July 2009 and eventually succeeded him as national coordinator on 8 April 2011.[6] Mostashari is credited with leading the design and implementation of stage I meaningful use. In August 2013, he announced his resignation,[7] and following his departure, became a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution's Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform.[8] He used his time at Brookings to develop the ideas that he used to found Aledade.

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  1. ^ "Mostashari, Farzad". Healthcare IT News. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  2. ^ "Aledade is helping independent doctors thrive in a changing health care system". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  3. ^ "The Obama administration wants to dramatically change how doctors are paid". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Russ (2012-03-09). "Farzad Mostashari: Man On A Digital Mission". Kaiser Health News. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  5. ^ "Farzad Mostashari | LinkedIn". www.linkedin.com. Retrieved 2015-12-30.
  6. ^ Manos, Diana (8 April 2011). "Mostashari to succeed Blumenthal as health IT chief". Healthcare IT News. HIMSS Media. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  7. ^ Brino, Anthony (10 November 2013). "Changing of the ONC guard". Healthcare IT News. HIMSS Media. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  8. ^ Miliard, Mike (4 October 2013). "Mostashari to join Brookings Institution". Healthcare IT News. HIMSS Media. Retrieved 11 October 2017.

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