PASQUAL: Jan. - Jun. 2013

Rishi R. Bakshi, DOMS

Clinical Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Director of Clinical Documentation Improvement for UMHS
PASQUAL Project: Developed workshop: “Teaching Quality Improvement and Patient safety in the Everyday Clinical Workplace”

Diana Curran, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, OB/GYN Residency Program Director.
PASQUAL Project; Implemented QI/QA processes in OB/GYN for both faculty and fellows
PASQUAL Project: Implemented new staffing model involving a dedicated team for scheduled cesarean section deliveries

Nathan Houchens, MD

Former Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Michigan. Current Associate Staff Physician at the Cleveland Clinic.
[Former] Medical Director 4B Inpatient Surgical Unit
Member of Perioperative Quality Improvement Committee (PQIC)
Member Surgical Services Value Stream Committee

Terry Kowalenko, MD

Former Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Learning Health Sciences.
Former Director of Continuous Professional Development for UMMS
Current Professor & Chair of Emergency Medicine at Beaumont Health System/Oakland University

Kelly Malloy, MD

Assistant Professor 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, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, OB/GYN Associate Residency Program Director.
PASQUAL Project: Implemented QI/QA processes in OB/GYN for both faculty and fellows
PASQUAL Project: Implemented new staffing model involving a dedicated team for scheduled cesarean section deliveries.

Michele Nypaver, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Director of Emergency Medicine Fellowship
PASQUAL Project: Improving quality of care for pediatric neutropenia in the Emergency Department

Scott R. Owens, MD

Associate Professor and Associate Program Director of Residency Training in 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, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Quality Improvement, Department of Anesthesiology

Roger Smith, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director of OB/GYN QI/QA program
PASQUAL Project: Implemented new staffing model involving a dedicated team for scheduled cesarean section deliveries

Dave Somand, MD

Clinical Lecturer of Emergency Medicine
Faculty Lead for Quality in Emergency Department
PASQUAL Project: Responsible for developing the patient safety curriculum for junior residents

Rebecca Vartanian, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Leader of ongoing QI efforts in the NICU
PASQUAL Project: Improving the safety and quality of vital-sign alerts and alarms in the NICU