Rose M. Kakoza, M.D., MPH, has been appointed clinical director of Community Health & Equity for Primary Care and Community Medicine.
In this role, Dr. Kakoza leads the development of innovative and effective models of care delivery in the home and community to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable patient populations, and provides clinical leadership over assigned practices to achieve service line goals for Optimal Health, Exceptional Experience and Organizational Vitality.
She comes to Christiana Care from Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Partners HealthCare. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital she served as Medical Director for the Medicaid ACO, overseeing the design, development and implementation of the foundational infrastructure and programming for the ACO. Dr. Kakoza also served as Assistant Medical Director for Medicaid at Partners HealthCare (founded by Brigham & Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals), involved in the Medicaid ACO strategy for the Partners network, with a focus on integrating and scaling social determinants of health screening and community health workers across 142 primary care practices in the network.
Dr. Kakoza was on faculty at Harvard Medical School, where she earned her M.D. and served as primary care chief resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She completed a fellowship in general medicine and primary care at Harvard Medical School, receiving an MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.
She has published and presented on primary care, community health and population health.
She reports to Christine Donohue-Henry, M.D., MBA, chief medical officer, Community Care. She will also have a role in the Office of Health Equity.