Martin Doerfler, MD

Martin Doerfler, MD

Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Development
Northwell Health

Martin Doerfler, MD, oversees and directs the Office of Clinical Transformation, a division of Northwell Health's Center for Learning and Innovation, and is responsible for guiding the advancement of clinical care in accordance with Northwell’s strategic aims. He works to unify and coordinate Northwell’s improvement efforts so as to maximize their impact on the patients and communities that Northwell serves. Dr. Doerfler previously served as Northwell’s vice president of evidence-based clinical practice.

Before joining Northwell in 2010, Dr. Doerfler was senior director of clinical transformation at Philips Healthcare. Prior to that, he held several senior positions with Visicu Inc., including vice president of medical affairs, vice president of operations and vice president of clinical transformation. 

Dr. Doerfler received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, completed his residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital/New York University, and a fellowship in critical care medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also served as a medical staff fellow at the NIH researching biochemical mechanisms of the cellular response to endotoxin.

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