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Ishani Ganguli MD, MPH is a physician and health services researcher at Brigham and Women’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Harvard Medical School. She studies how patients and physicians make medical decisions. Prior to this work, Ganguli led patient engagement initiatives at Massachusetts General Hospital around video-based patient education and patient-reported outcome measures. In addition, she practices internal medicine/primary care and writes about health care for The Boston Globe, Reuters, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among other publications. She is an associate faculty member at Ariadne Labs, a contributing editor at the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and a reviewer for Health News Review.
Nathan Spell, MD, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and trained in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He spent four years as an internist in the US Air Force Medical Corps before coming to Emory University in 1998, where he is associate professor of medicine. From 2006 to 2016 he served as Chief Quality Officer of Emory University Hospital, leading a variety of quality improvement activities, including oversight and support of projects, internal consultation, development and delivery of training programs, and intentional efforts to enhance the culture of safety and service. In 2014 he also became the Vice Chair for Quality and Clinical Effectiveness in the Department of Medicine. In 2016 Dr. Spell was appointed as Associate Dean for Education and Professional Development at the Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Spell is an educator on the subjects of healthcare system structure, performance and quality improvement. Target audiences include medical and nursing students, graduate medical education, physicians and staff at Emory, continuing medical education and community outreach. He directs quality improvement courses that combined have reached over 2,000 participants.
Assistant Professor in the Duke Hospital Medicine Program and the Associate Program Director for Quality and Patient Safety in the Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program.
I am a hospitalist at Durham VA Medical Center, where I lead and participate in quality improvement projects across both the inpatient and outpatient settings. My current projects include work on readmissions, hospital-acquired infections, clinical documentation improvement, and optimization of chronic kidney disease management and nephrology referral patterns. I also serve as the lead mentor for our Chief Resident in Quality and Safety and as a small-group leader for a longitudinal medical student course on case-based clinical management.
Srinath Adusumalli is a fellow in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Fellow in Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia and subsequently completed his internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. During his internal medicine training, he co-led the residency program’s quality and safety educational and operational efforts. He has continued similar work during his fellowship training and is currently spearheading fellowship program efforts to design and implement a quality and safety curriculum. His additional scholarly interests include rigorously examining the role of emerging technologies in improving the quality, value, and delivery of cardiovascular medicine.
Neha Patel, MD MS is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the
University of Pennsylvania. She is a practicing academic hospitalist within the Section
of Hospital Medicine at Penn since 2009 and serves as Director of Quality since July
2013. Starting July 2015, she serves as Director of Mobile Strategy and Applications.
In this role, Neha partners with Information Services in the development and
implementation of a mobile health strategy for Penn Medicine to improve the quality
and efficiency of patient care through the use of mobile devices. In addition to rolling
out mobile applications associated with secure messaging, she works closely with
multi-disciplinary teams to lead and support a diverse pipeline of mobility projects.
Additionally, she is Director of the Healthcare Leadership in Quality Residency
Track, supported by the Office of CMO. This track is designed to provide hands-on
knowledge, skills and experiences in quality and patient safety for residents
and medical students. In her role, she oversees trainee’s education in the field of
healthcare quality and patient safety and aligns this education with the quality and
safety goals of Penn Medicine.
Dr. Patel received a B.S. in Biology from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.
She received her medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University
of Pennsylvania in 2006 and completed a residency in internal medicine at the
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania in 2009. She completed a Master of Science in
Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety at Northwestern University in August 2013.