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QSEA 2019 Instructors

All sessions have been developed, and will be led by, experienced physicians known for their ability to practice and teach quality improvement and patient safety, mentor junior faculty, and guide educators in curriculum development. Gain an opportunity to network with the conference faculty who will remain onsite throughout the entire academy.

DIRECTOR

Jennifer S. Myers, MD, FACP, FHM

Jennifer S. Myers, MD, FACP, FHM

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine Associate Designated Institutional Official for Quality & Safety, Graduate Medical Education
Director of Quality & Safety Education, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer S. Myers, MD, FACP, FHM, is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and has been a faculty member and academic hospitalist at Penn for the last 14 years. She is the Director of Quality and Safety Education at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Associate Designated Institutional Official for Quality and Safety in Graduate Medical Education for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. She is also the Director of Training Programs in Penn’s Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, which is a two-year research degree granting fellowship for post-graduate fellows or junior faculty. She previously served as the Patient Safety Officer for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for 10 years, and it was during this time that her interest and work in medical education in healthcare quality and safety began.

In 2012, she led the development of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM’s) Quality and Safety Educators Academy — the first national faculty development program designed to provide faculty with educational and professional development strategies to help fill the current unmet need for quality and safety educators in our nations’ medical schools and teaching hospitals. Dr. Myers received her MD from Hahnemann University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was a recipient of SHM’s Clinical Excellence award in 2010 and was named a Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar in 2011 for her innovations in medical education.

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CO-DIRECTOR

Anjala Tess, MD, SFHM

Anjala Tess, MD, SFHM

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Anjala Tess, MD, SFHM, has been involved in teaching and mentoring patient safety for more than 10 years. Dr. Tess and her team created an acclaimed quality improvement rotation for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) residents that was recently awarded second place for the Duncan Neushauer Curricular Innovation Award from the Academy of Healthcare Improvement. Under her direction, this elective has become a mandatory part of training for residents. Dr. Tess’ research on this program has shown that the curriculum has affected the culture of safety in the department. In addition she founded, recruited and trained patient safety core faculty to mentor the residents and has delivered many faculty development workshops in patient safety at the local, regional and national levels. In her role as Associate Program Director for Curriculum and Patient Safety in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, she has a unique responsibility to help encourage a culture of safety within the residency and link quality to educational initiatives.

She was appointed Director of Quality and Safety for GME at BIDMC and is responsible for supporting QI and safety education across all trainees at the medical center. She was recently named the Program Director for the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality. In addition Dr. Tess has a longstanding interest in curriculum development that she uses to teach hands-on workshops for faculty and residents.

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Ruth Franks Snedecor, MD

Ruth Franks Snedecor, MD

Associate Program Director
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

Ruth Franks Snedecor, MD, is an Academic Hospitalist and Associate Program Director of the combined Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center (BGSMC) and Phoenix VA Health Care System Internal Medicine Residency Program with an emphasis in resident education in quality and patient safety. She is board certified in internal medicine. She received her undergraduate and doctorate degrees from the University of Arizona in Tucson and is now a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She moved to Phoenix to complete her internal medicine residency at BGSMC/Phoenix VAHS in 2007. Her love of teaching residents and students was obvious when she accepted a position to become one of the Junior Faculty/Chief Resident of the same program from 2007–2008. In July 2008 she accepted a position as faculty at the VA and became an APD for the VA
in 2009.

Julie Oyler, MD

Julie Oyler, MD

Associate Professor
Associate Program Director
University of Chicago Medicine

Julie Oyler, MD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She has been an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency program since 2006. She and her colleagues developed the Quality Assessment and Improvement Curriculum (QAIC), a two-year curriculum based on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Practice Improvement Modules, which has been used to teach residents two core competencies — Practice-Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI) and Systems-Based Practice (SBP) — for the past 10 years.

Dr. Oyler is currently co-director for the Quality and Safety Track at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, which was developed to train medical student leaders in quality improvement. She is also the Associate Director of the Primary Care Group where she practices outpatient internal medicine on the south side of Chicago.

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Sumant Ranji, MD

Sumant Ranji, MD

Dell Medical School
Associate Professor
UCSF School of Medicine

Sumant Ranji, MD, completed his Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Chicago, and subsequently served as Chief Medical Resident at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He joined the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine in 2004 after completing a two-year fellowship in Hospital Medicine and Clinical Research at UCSF.

Dr. Ranji currently serves as the Associate Program Director for Quality and Safety for the UCSF Internal Medicine residency program. In this role, he directs educational programs in quality improvement and patient safety, and is involved in efforts to measure and improve the quality of care for hospitalized patients. Dr. Ranji is also an Associate Editor of AHRQ Patient Safety Net (http://psnet.ahrq.gov), and an Associate Editor of BMJ Quality and Safety (http://qualitysafety.bmj.com). His clinical responsibilities include attending on the ward and medical consult Services at Moffitt-Long Hospital.

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Brijen Shah, MD

Brijen Shah, MD

Assistant Professor
Mount Sinai Hospital

Brijen Shah, MD, is a board-certified internist, gastroenterologist and geriatrician who is an assistant professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the director of GME for faculty development, quality and patient safety. Dr. Shah is a graduate of the Warren Alpert School of Medicine and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency. He is focused on designing curriculum and programs focused on quality improvement and patient safety for residents, faculty and front-line healthcare providers. He has been involved in the development of milestones and teaching products to meet the changes in graduate medical education and faculty development associated with this. Dr. Shah’s scholarship is focused on clinical competency assessment and program evaluation for faculty and chief resident training.

He has been the recipient of a Hartford Center of Excellence grant and a Hearst Foundation grant to train chief residents in geriatric principles, teaching and quality improvement. Dr. Shah serves as a QI coach in the VA program to teach QI to rural healthcare providers. He is a graduate of the Greater New York Hospital Association Clinical Quality Fellowship Program. He has published review articles and textbook chapters on fecal incontinence, constipation and colon cancer screening in the geriatric population. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, cooking and hiking, and lives with his partner in New York City.

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Erin R. Stucky Fisher, MD, FAAP, MHM

Erin R. Stucky Fisher, MD, FAAP, MHM

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Director
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
Medical Director for Quality
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

Erin Stucky Fisher, MD, FAAP, MHM, is a pediatric hospitalist and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Department of Pediatrics at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego (RCHSD). She is the UCSD Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Director, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Medical Director for Quality at RCHSD.

She serves nationally on the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Board, and is the immediate past Chair of the Joint Council for Pediatric Hospital Medicine. She has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Hospital Medicine Executive Committee and Quality Council for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals (NACHRI), now CHA, and the Quality Steering Committee for CHA. She has served as an AAP representative to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) on patient safety issues.

Dr. Fisher has designed a number of curricula including the Innovative Quality Improvement Research in Residency (INQUIRY) Program for UCSD pediatric residents and fellows; QI curricula for the UCSD GME Quality Council; QI curricula at the national Quality and Safety Educators Academy (QSEA) sponsored by SHM and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM); and other clinical and non-clinical curricula for fellowships. She is lead developer of PediBOOST, a Discharge Transitions Toolkit curriculum for pediatrics, initiated through a University of California five-medical campus Quality and Innovations Center grant and SHM. She created a number of tools and an RN Care Navigator training curriculum when serving as RCHSD Medical Director for Care Redesign Initiative (an ACO model for children with chronic healthcare needs) from 2011–2015. She is senior editor for the national Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies — endorsed by the AAP, Academic Pediatric Society and SHM. She has used multi-modal training for both research and teaching. Her research interests include bronchiolitis, quality improvement education and clinical trials.

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Darlene Tad-y, MD

Darlene Tad-y, MD

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado

Darlene B. Tad-y, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado. As the Director for GME Quality and Safety Programs, Dr. Tad-y has created GME-wide educational programs that integrate quality and safety initiatives into resident and fellow training across all specialties. Her work has included a Systems-Based M&M, a GME quality and safety bonus program for residents and fellows, and a small grants program for resident and fellow QI projects. She is also an Associate Program Director in the Internal Medicine Residency Program (IMRP) and is the Program Director for the Hospitalist Training Program.

She has been instrumental in the development of educational programs around quality improvement, patient safety and high-value care for the IMRP as well as the implementation of competency-based trainee evaluation for the Next Accreditation System. In addition, she is the Associate Director for Education in the hospital medicine group. In this role, she works closely with the program and service line directors to oversee the various educational programs offered by the hospitalist group, including the Advance Practice Fellowship, the Hospitalist Training Program and the Leaders Track, and the Young Hospitalist Academy, which includes the Hospital Medicine Sub-Internship, Health Innovations Scholars Program and the Leadership Education for Aspiring Doctors Program.

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Eric Warm, MD

Eric Warm, MD

Professor of Medicine
University of Cincinnati

Dr. Warm is the Richard W. Vilter Professor of Medicine, the Internal Medicine residency program director, and the medical director of the resident ambulatory practice at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Warm completed an undergraduate degree in biology in 1989 from the University of Cincinnati earning summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors, and was a 1993 Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency and chief residency there as well, joining the Internal Medicine faculty in 1997. He has served as chair of the ACGME Educational Innovations Project Council, and was the principle architect of the University of Cincinnati’s comprehensive redesign of resident education.

The residency ambulatory practice has won several national awards including the Society of General Internal Medicine practice innovation award and the American Association of Medical Colleges’ Readiness for Reform Innovation Challenge, and it has been certified (and recertified) an NCQA level III Patient Centered Medical Home. Dr. Warm has won the Master Teacher Award (American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter) the A.B. Dolly Cohen Award for teaching excellence (University of Cincinnati), the Dean’s Award for teaching excellence (medical school), the Vilter Teaching Award (residency), the Silver Apple Teaching Award (medical students), and the Resident as Teacher award. His research interests include creating curricula and systems that simultaneously improve education and care.

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