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HSRU Faculty: Curriculum Vitae & Research

Peter W. Groeneveld, MD, M.S.


  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Staff Physician and Core Investigator, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI)
  • Director, Leonard Davis Institute Health Services Research Data Center


Dr. Peter W. Groeneveld is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), a Staff Physician at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, a Core Faculty Member of the VA’s Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), a Senior Fellow at Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI), and the Director of LDI's Health Services Research Data Center

Dr. Groeneveld’s research agenda is focused on the comparative effectiveness and diffusion of innovative health care technology, with an emphasis on economic and equity implications to society.  The vast majority of his investigations are in cardiovascular medicine.  His methodological expertise is in health care database analyses, cost-effectiveness analyses, and patient quality-of-life assessment.  He has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications, including recent papers in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Archives of Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, Medical Care, Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Critical Care Medicine.  He is a senior guest editor at Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, the American Heart Association's leading journal for cardiovascular outcomes research.

Currently he is the principal investigator of an R-01 grant (1-R01-HS018403) funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) iinvestigating the mechanism by which new technology increases health care costs.  He is also principal investigator of a Merit Review Award (IIR10-352) funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) service that is studying the use of high-cost technologies among veterans with heart failure from 2001-2010.

LOCATION: General Internal Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Blockley Hall, Rm. 1229
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021



(215) 898-2569 (for Penn Research, Education, and Administration only)

(215) 823-6353 (for VA patients with clinical concerns or questions)

(215) 573-8778

EMAIL: Peter W. Groeneveld
BIO: Perelman School of Medicine Faculty Webpage
INFO: Curriculum Vitae
WEB PAGE: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/dgimhsr/petergroeneveld.htm
MANUSCRIPT: Geographic Variation in Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Use and Heart Failure Survival