James Stahl, MD, CM, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine James Stahl

James Stahl is a board certified internist and practicing clinician.  His work focuses on operations research, decision analysis, outcomes research, and industrial design and he has particular expertise in simulation modeling as applied to healthcare.

Dr. Stahl attended medical school at McGill University and completed a joint internal medicine residency between NSUH - Cornell Medical School and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He then completed a National Library of Medicine fellowship in Clinical Decision Making, Informatics and Telemedicine at New England Medical Center - Tufts University School of Medicine. While there, in addition to his training he worked on the clinical decision analysis consult service, developed and helped implement several internal hospital guidelines and decision support tools and helped develop and grow the international telemedicine program. He then went to University of Pittsburgh, where he worked in the area of liver allocation policy and completed his MPH at the Graduate School of Public Health and received the award for best health policy thesis.

His research interests include discrete-event simulation, operations research, decision analysis, meta-analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, utility assessment, game theory, market design, ethics in the context of limited medical resources and applying industrial design to problem solving in health care.

His current primary areas of research are health care system redesign and organ allocation policy and the role of new organ replacement technologies.


  • Batsis, J. A., Pletcher, S. N. & Stahl, J. (2017). Telemedicine and primary care obesity management in rural areas - innovative approach for older adults?. BMC geriatrics, 17, 6. [Online version]
  • Stahl, J., Dossett, M. L., LaJoie, A. S., Denninger, J. W., Mehta, D. H., Goldman, R., Fricchione, G. L. & Benson, H. (2017). Correction: Relaxation Response and Resiliency Training and Its Effect on Healthcare Resource Utilization.. PloS one, 12, e0172874. [Online version]
  • Garbayo, L. & Stahl, J. (2016). Simulation as an ethical imperative and epistemic responsibility for the implementation of medical guidelines in health care.. Med Health Care Philos, . [Online version]
  • Stahl, J., McGowan, H., DiResta, E., Gaydos, C. A., Klapperich, C., Parrish, J. & Korte, B. (2015). Systems Engineering and Point of Care Testing: Report from the NIBIB POCT/Systems Engineering Workshop.. Point Care, 14(1), 12-24. [Online version]
  • Stahl, J. (2015). Trust and Recognition: Coming to Terms with Models.. Med Decis Making, 35(2), 136-8.