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Heather O. Tory, MD, MPH, CPPS

Associate Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group



BA, Middlebury College, 2003
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2008
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 2014


Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, 2008-2011


Rheumatology, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2011-2014
Patient Safety and Quality, Harvard Medical School, 2012-2014

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    • Clinical: Autoimmune inflammatory disorders of childhood
    • Clinical: Juvenile Dermatomyositis
    • Research: Patient Oriented Outcomes and Quality of Care/Quality Measures
    • Patient Safety and Quality of Care

    Selected Publications

    • Tory HO, Carrasco R, Griffin T, Huber AM, Kahn P, Robinson AB, Zurakowski D, Kim S. Comparing the importance of quality measurement themes in juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myositis between patients and families and healthcare professionals. Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal. 2018;16(1): 28-34.

    • Dave AJ*, Tory HO*, Awosogba JA, Coblyn JS, Bermas B, Solomon DH, Desai SP. Letter to the Editor: A quality improvement approach to rheumatoid arthritis management with biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs: Assessing variability in a treatment pathway. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2017;23(1): 66-69. *Denotes co-first authors

    • Suter L, Barber CE, Herrin J, Leong A, Losina E, Miller A, Newman E, Robbins M, Tory H, Yazdany J. American College of Rheumatology White Paper on Performance Outcome Measures in Rheumatology. Arthritis Care and Research. 2016;68(10):1390-1401.

    • Tory HO, Solomon DH, Desai SP. Analysis of quality improvement efforts in preventing glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2015;44(5):483-488.

    • Desai SP, Liu CC, Tory H, Norton T, Frits M, Lillegraven S, Weinblatt M, Coblyn J, Yazdany J, Shadick N, Solomon DH. Rheumatoid arthritis quality measures and radiographic progression. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2014;44:9-13

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