Nicholas J Cordella, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Nicholas Cordella
801 Massachusetts Avenue


Dr. Cordella is the Associate Director of Quality Strategy at Boston Medical Center (BMC), leading key quality and patient safety initiatives across the BMC Health System (BMCHS). He is program director for the Physician Executive Fellowship in Quality and Patient Safety at BMC. He also functions as a clinical leader on the BMCHS ACO quality committee.

Dr. Cordella completed an academic fellowship in General Internal Medicine and holds an MSc in Health Services Research from the BU School of Public Health, maintaining an academic interest in evaluation and measurement of quality improvement initiatives. He is a member of Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Leadership Alliance and sits on the physician council of Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP).


  • Boston University School of Medicine, MD


  • Published on 12/16/2019

    Walkey AJ, Bor J, Cordella NJ. Novel tools for a learning health system: a combined difference-in-difference/regression discontinuity approach to evaluate effectiveness of a readmission reduction initiative. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 02; 29(2):161-167. PMID: 31843880.

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  • Published on 8/22/2018

    Cordella N, Trinquart L, Hochberg S, Jacobson BC, Mishuris RG. Effect of a Hospitalwide Quality Improvement Initiative to Promote High-Value Care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 10; 44(10):623-625. PMID: 30143446.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Walkey AJ, Drainoni ML, Cordella N, Bor J. Advancing Quality Improvement with Regression Discontinuity Designs. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 05; 15(5):523-529. PMID: 29466673.

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  • Published on 11/1/2016

    Garg A, Toy S, Tripodis Y, Cook J, Cordella N. Ameliorating Maternal Depression and Its Harmful Consequences for Low-Income Families: Primary Care to the Rescue? Acad Pediatr. 2016 Nov - Dec; 16(8):714-715. PMID: 27772696.

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  • Published on 11/12/2014

    Garg A, Toy S, Tripodis Y, Cook J, Cordella N. Influence of maternal depression on household food insecurity for low-income families. Acad Pediatr. 2015 May-Jun; 15(3):305-10. PMID: 25454368.

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