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Peter W. Groeneveld, MD, MS

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CHERP Co-Director & Core Investigator

  • Staff Physician, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC)
  • Chair, Research and Development Committee, CMCVAMC
  • Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Peter W. Groeneveld, MD, MS is a VA primary care physician and health services researcher with an extensive background in engineering and technology assessment. For over 20 years, his research has focused on the diffusion of medical technology, with a focus on the clinical outcomes, costs, and socioeconomic consequences of new health care technology adoption in cardiovascular medicine and surgery. Since 2005, he has been or is currently the PI on nine large (R01 or VA Merit Award) health services research grants, including a current Merit Award from the VA’s Health Systems Research (HSR) Service, and he has co-authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Groeneveld is also the PI of two T32 programs funded by AHRQ and by HRSA that are focused on health services research training, and he has mentored approximately 40 research trainees during the past 15 years, with current mentees including a VA HSR Career Development Awardee, four National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute K-awardees, and an American Heart Association Career Development Awardee.


Research Areas
Hospital Effects on the Outcomes of Cardiovascular Health Care
The Effect of Medical Innovation on Health Care Costs
Geographic Variation in Access to High Technology Health Care
Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Access to and Utilization of New Technology

Elected member, American Society for Clinical Investigation
Fellow of the American Heart Association
Fellow of the American College of Physicians