PASQUAL Scholars Community

Graduates of the Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Scholars Program

Listed below are the scholars who have participated in the Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Scholars program.  The listing includes the scholars’ department and Quality/Safety role, as well as a description of representative quality improvement and patient safety projects they inintiated, or activities in which they were involved.

JANUARY 2013 – JUNE 2013

Name

Department

QI/PS Projects and roles

Rishi R. Bakshi, D.O.M.S.
Clinical Instructor

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical Director of Clinical Documentation Improvement for UMHS. Developed workshop: “Teaching Quality Improvement and Patient safety in the Everyday Clinical Workplace.”

Diana Curran, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

OB/GYN Residency Program Director.  Implemented QI/QA processes in OB/GYN for both faculty and fellows. Implemented new staffing model involving a dedicated team for scheduled cesarean section deliveries.

Nathan Houchens, M.D.
[Past] Assistant Professor

Department of Internal Medicine
[Currently] Associate Staff Physician, Cleveland Clinic.

[Past] Medical Director 4B Inpatient Surgical Unit; Member of Perioperative Quality Improvement Committee (PQIC); Member Surgical Services Value Stream Committee.

Terry Kowalenko, MD,
[Past] Clinical professor,

[Past] Department of Emergency Medicine and Learning Health Sciences

Director of Continuous Professional Development for UMMS
[Currently] Professor & Chair of Emergency Medicine, Beaumont Health System/Oakland University

Kelly Malloy, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Medical Director 4B Inpatient Surgical Unit; Member of Perioperative Quality Improvement Committee (PQIC); Member Surgical Services Value Stream Committee. 

Dave Marzano, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

OB/GYN Associate Residency Program Director.  Implemented QI/QA processes in OB/GYN for both faculty and fellows. Implemented new staffing model involving a dedicated team for scheduled cesarean section deliveries.

Michele Nypaver, M.D.
Associate Professor

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Director of Emergency Medicine Fellowship; Improving quality of care for pediatric neutropenia in the Emergency Department.

Scott R. Owens, M.D.
Associate Professor and Associate Program Director, Residency Training,

Department of Pathology

Medical Director of Professional Practice Evaluation for the Anatomic Pathology Division in the Department of Pathology.  Responsible for implementing the Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) Program.  Member of national expert panel on diagnostic error reduction in anatomic/surgical pathology, a joint project of the College of American Pathologist and the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (CAP-ADASP). 

Satya-Krishna “Krish” Ramachandran, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Director of Quality Improvement, Department of Anesthesiology

Roger Smith, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Director of OB/GYN QI/QA program.  Implemented new staffing model involving a dedicated team for scheduled cesarean section deliveries.

Dave Somand, M.D.
Clinical Lecturer

Department of Emergency Medicine

Faculty Lead for Quality in Emergency Department.  Responsible for developing the patient safety curriculum for junior residents. 

Rebecca Vartanian, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Leader of ongoing QI efforts in the NICU.  Improving the safety and quality of vital-sign alerts and alarms in the NICU.

 

OCTOBER 2013 – MAY 2014

Name

Department

QI/PS Projects and roles

Catherine Brandon, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Radiology

Chair of MR Project Improvement Committee to improve MR throughput.

Tim Dubovoy, M.D.
Clinical Lecturer

Department of Anesthesiology

Director of Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship; Improving quality of intraoperative transfusion practices.

Brian Hallstrom, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Associate Chair for Quality and Safety, Department of Orthopedic Surgery;  Co-Director, Michigan Arthroplasty Registry, Collaborative Quality Initiative (MARCQI); Medical staff representative on Perioperative Quality Improvement Committee and Medical Staff Quality Committee.

Anita Hart, M.D.
Clinical Instructor

Department of Internal Medicine

Improving quality related to end-of-life planning; improving practices related to physical restraint use. 

Michael Roh, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Director of the Cytopathology section in the Division of Anatomic Pathology; Medical Director, Cytopathology Laboratory. 

Implementing and improving the use of telemedicine in cytopathology workflows.

Georgiana (Gigi) Sanders, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Departments of Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Division of Allergy

Co-chair UMHS Asthma Quality Improvement Steering Committee; Improving quality and safety of allergy clinic procedures throughout a consortium of 19 academic allergy clinics.

Jennifer Weizer, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Quality Improvement Director, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology Registry Measure Development Workgroup

Julie Anne Wright Nunes, M.D., M.P.H
Assistant Professor

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Development of methods and tools to facilitate and optimize provider-directed Chronic Kidney Disease patient education.

 

Contact: F. Jacob Seagull, Ph.D