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Classes by Graduation Year

Class of 2021

ProjectFaculty
Assessing the communication needs of a Chinese population in Lower ManhattanPamela Tieu, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
Development of a Pediatric to Adult Transition Clinic for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes for Continuity of Care Tiffany Yeh, M.D.
Medicine/Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Weill Cornell Medicine Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative: A Multimodal approach to Patient Engagement and Education Andrea Betesh, M.D.
Medicine/Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Mary Steszewski, R.N.
NYP Nursing
Pediatric Acute Asthma Exacerbation Clinical Pathway Implementation In a Regional HospitalKalliope Tsirilakis, M.D.
Pediatrics (WCM/NYPQ)
Discharge Optimization to Reduce the Rate of Unplanned Readmissions for Pediatric Patients with Neurologic ConditionsJamie Lee Palaganas, M.D.
Pediatrics/Neurology
Understanding perceptions and knowledge of monitored anesthesia care (MAC)Priscilla Nelson, M.D.
Anesthesiology
ED Extremity Wound Care-Advancing Best Practices to Reduce Infection RiskMatthew McCarty, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Outpatient Cervical Ripening for Low-Risk Pregnant Women: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Decrease Hospital Length of Stay and Improve Patient SatisfactionMalavika Prabhu, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Enhanced Recovery After Cesarean Delivery (ERAC) to Reduce Opioid Prescription and to Promote Multimodal Pain ManagementRobert White, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
A multidisciplinary, multimodal quality improvement initiative to reduce time to antibiotic administration in pediatric oncology patients with fever and neutropeniaNicole Gerber, M.D.
Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Engaging Frontline Staff in Improving a Culture of SafetyChristina Litavec, R.N.
NYP Nursing

Class of 2020

ProjectFaculty
CT Angiography-Guided Protocol for Severe Lower Gastrointestinal BleedingDavid Wan, M.D.
Medicine/Gastroenterology & Hepatology
The feasibility of Using a Cloud-based Diabetes Management Application to Optimize Review of Glucose and Insulin Data and Inform Treatment Decisions in the Outpatient SettingGwendolyne Jack, M.D.
Medicine/Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Improving Antibiotic Stewardship of Patients with Reported Penicillin and Cephalosporin Allergies on Medicine Floors at NYP-WC and LMH campusesRebecca Berger, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
Harjot Singh, M.D.
Medicine/Infectious Diseases
Improving Hypoglycemia Screening in a Community Hospital Nursery to Avoid Neonatal HypoglycemiaVargabi Ghei, M.D.
Pediatrics/Newborn Medicine
Identification and Management of Early Hypoglycemia in high-risk neonates: Quality Improvement InitiativePriyanka Tiwari, M.D.
Pediatrics/Newborn Medicine
Can A Discharge Check List Decrease Unnecessary Readmissions and Improve Patient SatisfactionArabella Stock, M.D. & Amelia Burke N.P.
Pediatrics/Cardiology
Improving Opiate Prescribing Patterns in Spine SurgeryJatin Joshi, M.D.
Anesthesiology/Pain Management
Longitudinal assessment of post-burn skin grafts to assess the quality of burn center carePhilip Chang, M.D.
Surgery/Trauma, Burns, Acute and Critical Care
Personal Emergency Response (PERS) Utilization in CHF Medicine Patients at HomeTanya Mighty, M.S.N.
NYP Nursing/Social Work & Care Coordination
Implementing an ADHD Checklist to Standardize Practice in a Primary Pediatrics OfficeMatthew Tirelli, M.S.N.
NYP Nursing/Pediatrics
Development and Utilization of a Burn Sepsis Screening Tool (BSST)Kaitlyn Libraro, M.S.
NYP Nursing/Trauma, Burns, Acute and Critical Care

Class of 2019

ProjectFaculty
Identifying and Reducing Delays in Inpatient EndoscopyCarl Crawford, M.D.
Medicine/Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Impact of a Novel Hospital-Based Opioid Stewardship Program on Non-surgical Acute Pain Management in the HospitalAlexis Vien, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
Improving Unit Multidisciplinary Collaboration on QI projectsAnand Singh, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
Improving Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Deactivation Discussions in Admitted Patients Made DNR and Comfort CareMichael Wagner, M.D.
Medicine/Chief Resident Quality and Safety
Community ParatelemedicineBrock Daniels, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
A Human Factors Approach to Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Prevention and Safety Culture in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Pilot ReportNaomi Bishop, M.D.
Pediatrics/PICU
Safety and Efficacy of a Post-Operative Pathway for Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation after Cardiac SurgeryDiana Brickman, R.N.
NYP Nursing/CTICU
Addressing Barriers to Team Escalation In response to Patient deterioration Using the TEAMSTEPPS ApproachInez Brandon, M.S.N.
NYP Nursing/Hematology & Oncology
Escalation of Clinical Deterioration to Prevent Patient HarmSusan Liu, B.S.N.
NYP Nursing/Surgery/SICU

Class of 2018

ProjectFaculty
Tai Chi for Enhanced Inpatient Mobilization: A Feasibility StudyGeorge Bao, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
Standardizing and Streamlining DKA Guidelines in the Weill Cornell Medical ICU and the Lower Manhattan Hospital ICUFelicia Mendelsohn-Curanaj, M.D. & Jane Seley, D.N.P.
Medicine/Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Using "Pod-Cards" to Encourage Doctor-Patient Continuity in a Resident Primary Care PracticeLaura Gingras, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Adult Internal Medicine)
On-Demand Teaching to Improve Care Transitions in Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (AECOPD)Meredith Turetz, M.D.
Medicine/Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Class of 2017

ProjectFaculty
Promoting Antibiotic Citizenship on the Internal Medicine Service at NYP-WCMStephanie Tang MD & Renuka Gupta, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
A Risk Reduction Strategy to Lower Rates of Hypoglycemia by Determining Root CausesNaina Sinha Gregory, M.D. & Jane Seley, D.N.P.
Medicine/Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
What to Expect That You’re Not Expecting-Improving Patient Confidence Around Post Discharge Medication Adherence BarriersSanjai Sinha, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Adult Internal Medicine)
Quality Improvement Initiative Increases Total Paracentesis and Early Paracentesis Rates in Hospitalised Cirrhotics with AscitesArun Jesudian, M.D.
Medicine/Gastroenterology & Hepatology

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Quality & Patient Safety

Dr. Jennifer I. Lee, Vice Chair

Ericka Fong, Program Manager
Tel: (646) 962-5900

Sawida Worley, Administrative Specialist
Tel: (212) 746-7011

QIA-DOM@med.cornell.edu

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