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
 

Capstone Projects

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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