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Dr. Nina M Dadlez is the Medical Director of Quality at Floating Hospital for Children and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Dadlez is a strong proponent of patient safety, family centered care and evidence based medicine. She is interested in rigorously investigating pediatric patient safety and quality improvement. Her research focuses on reduction of medication prescribing errors, understanding the epidemiology of preventable medical errors in the pediatric population and safe transitions of care throughout the medical system. She has served as a quality improvement coach for several national quality improvement collaboratives as well as serving as a resource to faculty and trainees in the development and execution of quality improvement projects at the local level. Dr. Dadlez attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency training at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital (Columbia University). Dr. Dadlez completed a Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and a Masters in Clinical Research Methods at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Cerasale received his undergraduate degree in biology from Purdue University, and then attained his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, and later his master of public health degree from Michigan State University. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, where he was selected as a chief medical resident and remained as an attending in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Cerasale served as the Performance Improvement Director for Hospital Medicine and was the QI Teaching and Research Director for Inpatient Services within the Internal Medicine residency program. In those roles, he launched a quality improvement and patient safety focused curriculum on the Hospital Medicine teaching service. He also initiated the implementation of an EHR-based venous thromboembolism risk stratification tool across the health system. Currently, Dr. Cerasale is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine and is the Director of Quality Improvement for the Section of Hospital Medicine. At the University of Chicago, Dr. Cerasale helps deliver the QI curriculum for Internal Medicine, as well as lectures on QI topics to undergraduates, medical students, and faculty. His major improvement projects include EHR optimization for provider use and data collection, development of actionable provider-level clinical metrics, and continued implementation of evidence-based venous thromboembolism practices via EHR-supported tools. Dr. Cerasale is actively engaged with the Society of Hospital Medicine, from which he has received the designation of Senior Fellow and is the current chair of the Quality Improvement Special Interest Group. His quality improvement work has been recognized by the National Quality Foundation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Society of Hospital Medicine, American Heart Association, and American College of Physicians.
Dr. Philip Lam is an Infectious Diseases physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, followed by a degree in Medicine at Queen's University. He returned to Toronto to complete a residency and Internal Medicine and fellowship in Infectious Diseases. During fellowship, he was the resident-lead in a quality improvement project aimed at reducing the inappropriate use of double-lumen peripherally inserted central catheters. He recently completed a Master's degree in Quality Improvement at University of Toronto, with his thesis focused on improving cefazolin use as pre-operative prophylaxis in patients with a reported beta-lactam allergy. His other interests include antimicrobial stewardship, and improving the use of virtual care in the management of infectious diseases.
Byron Crowe is an internal medicine resident at the University of Colorado and Associate Medical Director at Solera Health interested in value-based care design and digital health. His interest in health systems began prior to medical school when he spent nearly two years at Emory Healthcare as a direct report to the Chief Quality and Medical Officer. In this role, he received advanced training on QI methods through Emory's intensive Quality Academy, facilitated QI projects from the unit to the enterprise level and assisted with the rollout of Emory’s accountable care organization. During medical school at Emory, he worked closely with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School, the largest student-led QI and patient safety interest group worldwide, and served as Regional Leader for the Southeast United States. At Colorado, he co-founded and directed the Housestaff Council on Value and Innovation. He currently splits his time between residency and his role at Solera Health working to improve value by scaling community-based and digital health solutions that address the physical, mental and social determinants of health. In his free time, he enjoys triathlon and getting out into the Colorado mountains. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he majored in biochemistry and history.
I currently manage the QI rotation for medicine residents at BIDMC and previously oversaw QI and Pt safety training for the Duke Medicine Residency program. I lead the GME wide QI council at BIDMC and partner with our hospital QI operations team to better align trainee initiatives with hospital goals.
Dr. Naseema Merchant is currently a member in the section of Academic Hospital Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine at the VA Connecticut Health Care System and an Assistant Professor in the section of General Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. She is the site-director of the internal Medicine Clerkship and program director for the Chief Residency Program in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the VA Connecticut. She also serves in the role of co-director for the Distinction Pathway in Quality Improvement and Physician Leadership for the Yale Internal Medicine Residents.
Lisa B. Caruso, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Geriatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. She has strong interests in dementia and diabetes in the older adult. She is the recipient of a Geriatric Academic Career Award in 2002 which allowed her to study the underserved, frail older population with diabetes and cardiovascular disease using evidence-based skills. She is currently the Director of Quality and Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine. She mentors fourth year medical students and internal medicine residents in quality improvement projects relevant to patient care at Boston Medical Center. Her clinical work is in the Geriatrics Ambulatory Practice, the Geriatrics Inpatient Service, and in sub-acute and long-term care.
I am a hospital medicine physician interested in quality improvement, patient safety, and medical education. My current QI and research projects include work on hospital complications, ORYX measures, medication reconciliation, and transitions of care. I oversee QI education and projects for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Duke as the Associate Program Director for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and help co-lead our Residency Patient Safety and Quality Council.
Dr. Jeremy Schwartz is an Internist and Pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His academic work focuses on the quality of healthcare delivery domestically and internationally. He is co-Director of the Quality Improvement and Physician Leadership Distinction Pathway for Internal Medicine Residents at Yale, through which selected residents learn about QI and Leadership through from guest speakers, online learning, hospital committee participation, and conducting a self-driven, mentored QI project. Dr. Schwartz is also co-Director of the Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases which addresses gaps in chronic disease service delivery in this East African country through research, advocacy, and capacity strengthening.
Dr Kate Dharmarajah is a senior paediatric trainee doctor in London, UK.
She qualified from The University of Bristol in 2009 with honours and has worked in London since, beginning UK paediatric training in 2011. She is passionate about providing the best healthcare possible for patients and ignoring traditional boundaries and barriers to care. She is creating a training programme focussing on Integrated child health and runs the UK's first integrated care programme for junior doctors called PICH. She also has a strong interest in postgraduate education and peer representation.