Board Certified

  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

Area’s of expertise

  • Primary care
  • Community practices
  • Disaster relief



B.S., Biology, University of Rhode Island (Summa Cum Laude- Honors) 1967 – 1970
M.D., Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine1970 – 1974
MMM., Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine – focus “Health Systems” 1997 – 1999


Roger Williams Hospital, Brown University
1974 – 1975


Internal Medicine, Roger Williams Hospital, Brown University
1975 – 1977

Academic Appointments

Assistant Clinical Professor, Medicine and Psychiatry, University of California, Davis, CA 1980-1987

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer in Management, McDonough Graduate School of Business 1997-2010

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine 2023- present

Professional Associations

Board Member, American College of Physicians Executives 2011-2014
Member, Maryland State Telemedicine Advisory Committee 2012-2014
Member, Maryland Health Care Commission – Advisory Panels on PCMH, Payment Reform, Practice Transformation 2012-2015
Trustee, Maryland State Medical Society (MedCHi), Co-Chair Physician Leadership Committee 2012-2015
Member, Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission – All Payer Hospital Modernization Advisory Committee 2014-2014
Member, Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission – Care Coordination Committee 2014-2015
Board Member, Chesapeake Regional Information System (CRISP), Regional Health Information Exchange 2015-present
Audit Committee Member 2016-present
Senior Policy Group, Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center 2017-Present
Chair / American Heart Association Outpatient Quality Committee 2020-Present

Local Service

Medical Director, Charles County Mobile Intensive Care Unit 1983-1989
Founder, Board Member, Medical Director, and Volunteer Provider, Health Partners Inc., Free Clinic 1992 – Present
Volunteer, Hurricane Katrina Response, Maryland Army 2005
Volunteer Physician, Haiti Earthquake Response 2010
Team Member, Multiple Medical Missions to Rural Jamaica 2013-2015
Senior Physician Mentor, American Association for Physician Leadership 2015 – Present


1. John W Kreider, Howard M Haft, Peter B Roode. Growth of Human Skin on the Hamster. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Volume 57, Issue 1, July 1971, Pages 66-71
2. H Mahon-Haft, R K Stone, R Johnson, S Shah. Biochemical Abnormalities of Metachromatic Leukodystrophy in an Adult Psychiatric Population. AM J Psychiatry. 1981 Oct; 138(10): 1372-4. Doi: 10.1176/ajp.138.10.1372
3. Haft H. Is health care a right or a privilege? Physician Exec. 2003 Jan-Feb;29(1):26-9. PMID: 12555726
4. Haft HM. The digiscope dilated diabetic eye exam story. Physician Exec. 2006 Jan-Feb;32(1):48-50. PMID: 16509401
5. Haft H. Physician Exec. The guitarist serial entrepreneur. 2012 Jul-Aug;38(4):76-7. PMID: 23888678
6. Sapra KJ, Wunderlich K, Haft H. Maryland Total Cost of Care Model: Transforming Health and Health Care. JAMA. 2019 Mar 12;321(10):939-940. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.0895. PMID: 30789655.
7. Haft HM, Perman C, Adashi EY. The Maryland Primary Care Program—A Blueprint for theNation? JAMAHealthForum. 2020;1(10):e201326. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2020.1326
8. Henderson M, Han F, Perman C, Haft H, Stockwell I. Predicting avoidable hospital events in Maryland. Health Serv Res. 2022 Feb;57(1):192-199.
9. Gruber E, Perman C, Grisham R, Adashi EY, Haft H. Association of Participation in the Maryland Primary Care Program With COVID-19 Outcomes Among Medicare Beneficiaries.,JAMANetworkOpen.2023Jan3;6(1):e2249791.doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.49791
10. Haft H. M, Berenson R.J. Enhancing Primary Care Payments Without Adding Financial Risk. Gen Intern Med. 2023 May;38(7):1747-1750. doi: 10.1007/s11606-023-08088-5. Epub 2023 Feb 22. PMID: 36814051
11. Goetschius LG, Henderson M, Han F, Mahmoudi D, Perman C, Haft H, Stockwell I. Assessing performance of ZCTA-level and Census Tract-level social and environmental risk factors in a model predicting hospital events. Soc Sci Med. 2023 Jun;326:115943. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.115943. Epub 2023 May 2. PMID: 37156187


  1. Quarterly Meeting of Millbank Foundation, Reforming States Group Presentation of Public Health, Pop Health, Primary Care, 2016
  2. Invited Lecturer Tour in China, “USA Healthcare Delivery and Payment System”, 2017
  3. Invited Lecturer” Maryland Board of Physicians Regulatory and Discipline Program”, 2017
  4. Keynote Speaker, National Convention of Addiction Disorders, Baltimore, Maryland, 2017
  5. Presentation and Press Conference, Ultrahigh dose Opioid FDA Petition, National Press Club, Washington, DC, 2017
  6. Keynote Speaker, Maryland Department of Juvenile Services Annual Meeting – “Opioid Crisis”, 2017
  7. Opening Remarks and Panelist “Opioid Crisis Response”, United States HHS, Public Health Attorney Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2017
  8. Speaker – “Opioid Epidemic History”, Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit, Linthicum, MD, 2017
  9. Testimony – “Fentanyl Investigation”, Before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, 2017
  10. Maryland Higher Education Commission, Academic Dean’s Meeting – Opioid Epidemic Response, 2017
  11. Maryland Primary Care Model, Maryland Academy of Family Practice Annual Meeting, 2017
  12. Maryland Hospital Associate Briefing for CEOs, Population Health and Primary Care Model, 2017
  13. Collaboration between Public Health and Hospital Association on Population Health, Los Angeles, 2017
  14. Keynote Speaker, Maryland Rural Health Annual Meeting, Garrett County, MD, 2017
  15. Covid Webinar Series (124 Presentations), Maryland Department of Health and MedChi Series, 2020-2022

National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Strengthening Primary Healthcare- webinar presenter March 2022

Honors And Awards

Appointed to Board of Directors in the role of Innovator Cohort Leader for Certified Physician Executive (CPE), Innovation Taskforce Leader, American Organization of Physician Executives 2010-2012
Distinguished Trustee Award, Maryland State Medical Society 2015
Governor’s Citation – Leading Public Health in Maryland 2015-2018
ASTHO Innovation Award, Health Enterprise Zones 2016
Distinguished Public Officer Award, MedChi 2019
ASTHO Innovative Models for Integrated Care Award, Association of Medicine and Psychiatry 2020
President’s Award, MedChi 2020

Professional Society Membership

Member, American College of Physicians 1977 – 1980
Member, Medical Society of Charles County, Maryland 1981 – Present
Member, MedChi 1981 – Present
Member, American College of Emergency Physicians 1993 – 1999
Member, American Association for Physician Leadership 1995 – Present
Member, Association State and Territorial Health Officers 2015 – 2020