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Department of Medicine

Education and Quality

As medical education leaders in the medical school and the medical wards, our Division is uniquely positioned to facilitate fellows becoming future thought leaders in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine. Fellows participate in problem based learning during the pulmonary section of the medical school curriculum and teach a rigorous ICU curriculum to the medical residents during their ICU rotations. Opportunities for research in medical education and quality improvement include study design around procedure simulation training, quality projects supported with institutional funding, and before-after studies based around curriculum design. Additional educational opportunities are available including the Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology & Health Services Research which is available to fellows.

Examples of education and quality mentors associated with the division and their work

Berlin (Development of critical care physiology curriculum)

Gudi (Simulation training in ICU procedures)

Rajwani (Before-after studies of advanced procedure training in bedside tracheostomy)

Turetz (Quality improvement in the inpatient care of patients with COPD)

Hayward (Interventions to improve internal medicine resident mental health while rotating through the medical ICU)

Kaushal (Policy research related to patient safety, quality of care, health information technology, and new models of healthcare delivery)

Charlson (Randomized controlled trials for targeted interventions to change patient behavior and improve health related to epidemics)

Ballman (Analysis of high-dimensional data, design of clinical trials, generation of predictive biomarkers, and analysis of observational data)

Campion (Development and use of bioinformatics platforms for identification of cohorts for quality and outcomes research)

Contact Information

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Fernando J. Martinez, M.D., Chief
Michael S. Niederman, M.D., Associate Chief

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Meredith Turetz, M.D., Program Director
Robert Kaner, M.D., Associate Program Director
Bradley Hayward, M.D., Associate Program Director

Patrycja Golinska, M.S., Program Coordinator
Tel: (646) 962-2738
Fax: (646) 962-0286
pag2028@med.cornell.edu

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