Zirui Song
Zirui Song, MD, PhD

Zirui Song, MD, PhD is an assistant professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School and an internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Song’s research has focused on changes in health care spending and quality under global payment, the impact of Medicare fee policies on spending and physician behavior, and the economics of Medicare Advantage. This work has aimed to provide evidence to inform policies on payment and delivery system reform.

Dr. Song is a recipient of the AcademyHealth Article-of-the-Year award, Daniel Ford Award for health services and outcomes research from Johns Hopkins, Seema Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research Award from the American Journal of Managed Care, and the Mack Lipkin Sr. Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine. He was a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science and Healthcare and Top Doctors in Training from Boston Magazine. During medical residency, he received the Hospital-Wide Individual Research Award from Massachusetts General Hospital, a state and national resident research award from the American College of Physicians, and the Award for Clinician Investigation from the New England region of the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Song completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was selected by peers for the Morton N. Swartz, M.D. Humanism in Medicine Award. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude, and Ph.D. in Health Policy (Economics track) from Harvard University, where he was a fellow in Aging and Health Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his B.A. in Public Health Studies with honors from Johns Hopkins University.