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  • Senior Analyst, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

About the investigator

Chris Nouryan, MA has worked for Northwell Health since 2006 as an analyst. He has worked in teams with physicians, nurses, social workers, researchers, analysts and financial experts on four large telehealth projects since 2006. The first was sponsored by the New York State Department of Health and featured 186 randomized subjects. The second, sponsored by the Samuels Foundation, utilized 180 matched cohort subjects. The third was sponsored by Samuels and Verizon. The fourth is sponsored by PCORI. He has been responsible for training, database creation and management, analysis and manuscripts. He has co-written grants which have generated almost $750,000 in revenues for the health system. He has also made several poster and Powerpoint presentations on various subjects and co-authored fifteen manuscripts published in his time at Northwell. Finally, he has served as a manuscript reviewer and contributed to a book about physician orders for life-sustaining treatment which is part of a national initiative.

Research focus

Chris Nouryan, MA works primarily with the Geriatric Fellows – helping them develop a research project from start to finish. He has also participated in projects focusing on telemedicine for CHF patients, chart reviews of all shapes and sizes, surveys on a variety of topics, and a Breast Cancer project. The Cancer project randomly assigns participants to see a geriatrician or receive usual care and follows their progress through the continium of care. He is also involved in an ECRIP project in which Resident Physicians are taught how to ascertain the capacity of a patient in a specific treatment decision.


Hofstra University
Degree: MA

Hofstra University
Degree: BA


  1. Vo, H; Pekmezaris, R; Guzik, H; Nouryan, C; Patel, C; Vij, B; Tai, J; Wolf-Klein, G. “Knowledge and Attitudes of Health Care Workers Regarding MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Implementation in Long-Term Care Facilities.” Geriatric Nursing 2011; 32: 58-62.
  2. Pekmezaris, R; Walia, R; Nouryan, C; Katinas, L; Zeitoun, N; Alano, G; Guzik, H; Lester, PE; Sunday, S; Wolf-Klein, G; Steinberg, H. “The Impact of an End-of-Life Communication Skills Intervention on Physicians-in-Training.” Gerontology and Geriatrics Education 2011; 32(2): 152-163.
  3. Sam S; Guzik HJ; Pekmezaris R; Nouryan C; Tan, R; Conrardy, A; Ward, MF; Schwalberg, A; Vij B; Silverman H; Lesser M; Wolf-Klein G.” Survey of EMS Professionals’ Experience with Advance Directives and MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment).” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2011; 59(12): 2383–2384.
  4. Walker P, Pekmezaris R, Lesser ML, Nouryan C, Rosinia F, Pratt K, Lavopa C. “Validation of Clinical Outcomes Data for a Large Anesthesiology Database.” American Journal of Medical Quality. 2012; 27(5): 417-425.
  5. Pekmezaris, R; Mitzner, I; Pecinka, K; Nouryan, C; Lesser, M; Siegel, M; Swiderski, J; Moise, G; Younker R; Smolich, K. “The Impact of Remote Patient Monitoring (Telehealth) Upon Medicare Beneficiaries with Heart Failure.” Telemedicine Journal and E Health. 2012; 18(2):101-108.
  1. Zaide, G; Pekmezaris, R; Nouryan, CN; Mir, T; Sison, C; Lesser, ML; Cooper, LB; Lieberman, T; Wolf-Klein, G. “Ethnicity, Race and Advance Directives in an Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service.” Palliative and Supportive Care. 2013;11(1):5-11.
  2. Uppal, I; Ginsberg, E; Pekmezaris, R; Nouryan, C; Rosen, L; Chawla, M; Bangiyeva, N; Wolf-Klein, G. Dental Care and Older Adults: “A Survey of Physician Knowledge and Practices.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2012; 60(7): 1374-1375.
  3. Araw AC; Araw AM; Pekmezaris R; Nouryan CN; Sison C; Tommasulo B; Wolf-Klein GP. “Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment… Is It Time Yet?” Palliative and Supportive Care. 2014;12(2)101-105.
  4. Sinvani, LD; Nouryan, CN; Pekmezaris, R; Wolf-Klein, G. “Vitamins and Dietary Supplements: Controversy and Confusion.” Clinical Geriatrics 2013; 21(5).
  5. Marszalek-Litauska A, Kozikowski A, Nouryan C, Kline M, Pekmezaris R, Wolf-Klein G. “Do Residents Need End-Of-Life Care training?” Palliative and Supportive Care 2014;12(3):195-201.
  6. Sinvani LD, Beizer J, Akerman M, Pekmezaris R, Nouryan CN, Lutsky L, Cal C, Dlugacz Y, Masick K, Wolf-Klein G. “Medication Reconciliation in Continuum of Care Transitions: A Moving Target.” J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013; 14(9):668-672.
  7. Hall MH, Esposito RA, Pekmezaris R, Lesser M, Moravick D, Jahn L, Blenderman R, Akerman M, Nouryan CN, Hartman AR. “Cardiac Surgery Nurse Practitioner Home Visits Prevent Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Readmissions.” Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2014;97(5):1488-1495. (selected for CME status).
  8. Robles-Suarez J, Sinvani LD, Rosen L, Nouryan CN, Wolf-Klein G. “Hydration Status of Long Term Care Residents Rehospitalized Within 30 Days of Hospital Discharge.” The Journal of Nursing Home Research Sciences. 2015;1:11-14.
  9. Pekmezaris R, Schwartz RM, Taylor T, DiMarzio P, Nouryan C, Murray L, McKenzie G, Ahern D, Castillo S, Pecinka K, Bauer L, Orona T, Makaryus A. “A qualitative analysis to optimize a telemonitoring intervention for heart failure patients from disparity communities.” (submitted to BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, in press).
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