Clinical Quality Fellowship Program
Class of 2009-2010
Sarah Berry, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center
Bruce Darrow, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Ruchika Harisingani, MD, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health Care System
Joanne Hojsak, MD, Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital
David Horton, MD, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital System
Steven Kaplan, MD, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Stavros Lazarou, DO, North Bronx Healthcare Network
Eric Matthew Maniago, MD, FACP, Staten Island University Hospital
Toni McLaurin, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center/Hospital for Joint Diseases
Pranav Mehta, MD, Metropolitan Hospital Center
Suhas Nafday, MD, MRCP, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center
Manhish Sharad Parikh, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center
Lucy Pereira-Argenziano, MD, Scheider Children's Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Calie Santana, MD, MHS, Montefiore Medical Center
Bradley Sherman, MD, Glen Cove Hospital/North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health Care System
David Tompkins, MD, Lutheran Medical Center
One of the signature elements of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program is the capstone project. Working with an interdisciplinary team, fellows conceptualize, design, and lead projects, endorsed by their hospital leadership, to advance a patient safety or quality improvement goal in their own hospital. The projects of the fellows who make up the 2009-2010 Class are briefly described below.
Sarah Berry, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center worked to improve transitions from the hospitalist service and improve time to follow-up after discharge.
Bruce Darrow, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai Hospital sought to reduce the rate of chest infections in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery.
Ruchika Harisingani, MD, Long Island Jewish Medical Center worked to reduce the number of falls in an inpatient unit.
Joanne Hojsak, MD, Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital worked to improve pain management for pediatric patients.
Daniel Horton, MD, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center aimed to improve the hospital’s performance on four core measures of congestive heart failure care, focusing on hospital discharge instructions.
Steven Kaplan, MD, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – Ambulatory Care Network sought to reduce the number of errors in potassium level tests and improve the process of critical test reporting.
Stavros G. Lazarou, DO, North Bronx Healthcare Network, North Central Bronx Hospital implemented several interventions in the women’s health service to reduce perinatal morbidity and mortality and reduce unwanted cesarean sections.
Toni M. McLaurin, MD, NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases aimed to decrease readmission rates of post-operative patients by scheduling follow-up visits with a physician after discharge.
Pranav C. Mehta, MD, MBA, North Shore-LIJ Medical Center worked to reduce the harm associated with anticoagulation therapy by creating an anticoagulation clinic.
Suhas Nafday, MD, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore sought to improve the temperatures of preterm infants at time of admission to the neonatal intensive care unit.
Manish Parikh, MD, Bellevue Hospital Center worked to make the hospital’s process for laparoscopic cholecystectomies more effective and efficient by implementing a new clinical pathway and “Lap Chole Fridays.”
Lucy Pereira-Argenziano, MD, LIJ Medical Center – Schneider (Cohen) Children’s Hospital worked to reduce variation in discharge planning for late preterm infants.
Calie Santana, MD, MHS, Montefiore Medical Center aimed to improve myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure performance measures related to medication by using chart reminders.
Brad Sherman, MD, FACP, FHM, Glen Cove Hospital (North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System) reduce readmissions for patients discharged with heart failure, focusing on patients’ medication compliance, dietary adherence, and physician follow-up.
David C. Tompkins, MD, Lutheran Medical Center developed a program to improve the hospital’s therapeutic anticoagulation program.
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