Martin E. Doerfler, M.D.

Sr. Vice President, Clinical Strategy & Development, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health

Martin E. Doerfler, M.D.
Martin E. Doerfler, M.D.

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Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 • 4:15 PM–5:30 PM

Dr. Doerfler leads the Office of Clinical Transformation in the Center for Learning and Innovation (CLI) and is responsible for guiding the adoption of Evidence Based Clinical Practice and helping to define and facilitate clinical improvement efforts across Northwell.

Dr. Doerfler is also responsible for developing the Telehealth strategy for Northwell Health including all aspects of Vendor selection and contracting as well working collaboratively with clinicians and administrators on prioritizing and developing operational strategies for successful program development and execution. He additionally oversees the operation of the TeleHealth Center including the eICU, TeleStroke, TelePsychiatry and eHospitalist programs and the development, integration and execution of Avizia One as the institutions Direct to Consumer Telehealth platform.

Dr. Doerfler is a member of the board of the High Value HealthCare Collaborative (HVHC) and the Rory Staunton Foundation. He was a Board Observer for Avizia representing the Northwell Health investment prior to the Avizia acquisition by American Well

Dr. Doerfler came to Northwell in 2010 as the VP for Evidence Based Clinical Practice from Philips Healthcare where he served as Senior Director for Clinical Transformation. In that role, he was responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation and adoption of the Philips VISICU eICU Program across the USA as well as the implementation of Philips portfolio of medical informatics tools for optimal utility and outcomes.

A board-certified internist with added certification in Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Doerfler graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and began his career at the NYU-Bellevue Medical Center as a medical resident. He then trained in Critical Care Medicine at the National Institutes of Health staying on as a Medical Staff Fellow, conducting research on the cellular mechanisms of sepsis and shock. Returning to NYU- Bellevue he directed the Critical Care Fellowship and the Medical ICUs of NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital and chaired the Bellevue Hospital Bioethics committee.

Dr. Doerfler is a nationally recognized leader in TeleHealth implementation and Critical Care Medicine as well as Improvement Sciences including the use of information technology tools to improve clinical practice and improve outcomes.  He has authored peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Doerfler received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Degree in Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh, PA.