Dr. Todd Barrett is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University and faculty in the Division of Palliative Medicine. He serves as Medical Director of Palliative Care for the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and Associate Director of Health Services Research for the Division of Palliative Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree, and medical degree from the University of Kansas; completed Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency at the University of Chicago and Clinical Ethics Fellowship from McLean Center at The University of Chicago, Palliative Medicine at Hospice Fellowship at Harvard, and recently completed his MBA from the University of Kansas. Dr. Barrett is a Fellow of the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and served as President of the Heart Failure Interest Group of the Academy. He has been instrumental in developing cardiac palliative care programs at Cedars-Sinai and The Ohio State University. An outpatient cardiac palliative medicine clinic operates at OSU providing specialized care for patients with advanced pulmonary hypertension and other advanced heart diseases. His research interests are how the integration of palliative care in cardiovascular disease improves quality and reduces costs in the healthcare system and how the diffusion of innovation in the healthcare system occurs.