Skip to Main Content

Howard Forman

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, of Economics, of Management and of Public Health (Health Policy); Director of MD/MBA Program at Yale; Director, MBA for Executives (Healthcare Focus Area); SOM; Director, Health Care Management Program; YSPH; Faculty Director of Finance; Department of Radiology; YSM

Contact Information

Howard Forman, MD, MBA, FACR

Patient Care Location

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

    PO Box 208042, Tompkin's East 2

    New Haven, CT 06520-8042

    United States



Howie Forman is a Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Public Health (Health Policy), Management, and Economics at Yale University. He came to Yale as a practicing diagnostic radiologist and remains an active clinician in the YNHH Emergency Room, where he also functions as the deputy operational chief for Radiology. Since 1998, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on healthcare policy, economics, finance, and leadership. He is the faculty director and founder of Yale’s MD/MBA program and the Healthcare focus area of the Executive MBA program. Since 2011, he has been the director of the Health Care Management (HCM) Program at the YSPH. He is actively involved in patient care and issues related to financial administration, healthcare compliance, and quality improvement. He has worked in the US Senate, as a health policy fellow, on Medicare legislation. Throughout the COVID pandemic, he has been a constant proponent of evidence-based mitigation strategies, while tracking outbreaks throughout the world. He has worked, actively, against misinformation campaigns and has been widely quoted and interviewed in national, international, and local media.

Since September 2021, he has co-hosted the weekly Health And Veritas Podcast with Harlan Krumholz.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Institute of Medicine (2002)
  • Fellow
    University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (1996)
  • MBA
    Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Finance (1996)
  • Resident
    Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO (1994)
  • MD
    SUNY at Stonybrook (1989)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Regent's AwardAmerican College of Healthcare Executives2019
FellowSociety for Advanced Body Imaging2003
Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow2001, 2002
Palmer ScholarUniversity of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PA
Alpha Omega AlphaNational Honor Society
FellowAmerican College of Radiology

Professional Service

Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA)Categorical Course Committee; Subcommittee Chair for Health Care Policy. Scientific Program Committee; Emergency/Trauma Radiology2016 - 2020
Clinical Imaging (Journal)Editorial Board2014 - Present
Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and InnovationEditorial Board2013 - Present
American Journal of RoentgenologyEditorial Board2002 - 2020

Departments & Organizations