Classes by Graduation Year

Class of 2024

Guided Heart Failure Education During Home VisitsShudhanshu Alishetti, M.D.
Medicine/Cardiology (WCM-Brooklyn Methodist)
Connecting Art & MedicineEmily Finkelstein, M.D.
Medicine/Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Utilization of Discharge Checklists to Decrease Length of StayAshwin Kelkar, M.D.
Medicine/Chief Resident
Paul Martin, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
Is More Better? Will Going from 4 to 288 Glucose Readings a Day Make A Difference In Glycemic Outcomes In Women With Gestational Diabetes?Rachel Stahl, R.D., C.D.N.
A Quality Improvement Project to Screen, Risk Stratify, and Manage Patients with NonalcoholicFatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)Ilan Weisberg, M.D.
Medicine/Gastroenterology & Hepatology (WCM-Brooklyn Methodist)
Implementation of PHQ-9 Depression Assessment in the Inflammatory Arthritis Clinic to Improve Documentation of Depression Using an Epic SmartPhraseJeong Min (April) Yu, M.D.
Improvement of Documentation of Home Intravenous Antibiotic Orders Of HSSMichael Henry, M.D.
Infectious Diseases (HSS)
Perioperative Management of Patients Taking Long Acting GLP-1 AgonistsMarissa M Weber, M.D.
Anesthesia/Regional Anesthesia
Increasing Emergency Department Patient Care Quality Experience in Chinese PatientsPon-Hsiu Yeh, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Reducing Pressure Injuries in the Pediatric Inpatient PopulationAriel Rudd, M.S.N., M.B.A., R.N.
NYP Department of Nursing
Delirium Screening in Non-ICU PatientsKarolina Walichnowska, R.N., D.N.P.
NYP Department of Nursing
Infographic Postoperative Instructions and MedicationsLaura Kim, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology (WCM/NYPQ)
A Protocol to Target Transfusion of the Most Appropriate Blood Products Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Pediatric PatientsKelly Haque, M.D.
Pediatrics/Pediatrics Critical Care Medicine
Reduction of Peanut Allergy in High Risk Infants Through Early Onset Peanut IntroductionMiriam Samstein, M.D.
Pediatrics/Allergy Immunology
Implementing a Clinical Pathway for Symptom Somatic Disorders in the Inpatient Pediatrics SettingGeorgina Hartzell, M.D.
Psychiatry/Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Multidisciplinary Verbal De-Escalation Initial and Refresher Training Sessions in EmergencyMaria De Pena-Nowak, M.D.
Psychiatry/Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP)

Class of 2023

Implementation of a Prenatal Anesthesia Education Program to Improve Health Equity, Increase Access, and Assess the Impact on Maternal Anxiety and Postpartum DepressionJason White, M.D.
Improving Patient Portal Enrollment for Adolescent Patients & ProxiesJonathan Elias, M.D.
Cornell Medical Associates
Reducing Fall Risk and Anxiety after Emergency Department Discharge via Community EngagementLynn Jiang, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Chart Smarter, Not Harder: Improving Mortality with DocumentationElijah Douglass, M.D.
Medicine/Hospital Medicine
Sustainable Strategies for CAUTI Reduction at WCMCManjinder Kandola, M.D.
Medicine/Chief Resident
Improving Outcomes with NIRS in Monitoring Peripheral Perfusion during Peripheral Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Cardiac Support in Adult and Pediatric PopulationMonika Tukacs, B.S.N., R.N.
NYP Department of Nursing
Improving Communication in Neonatal Emergencies by Establishing a Neonatal Resuscitation Team (NRT) in a Community Hospital settingJohanna Calo, M.D.
Prevention Nephrotoxin-related Acute Kidney Injury (NAKI) – an SPS/CHA EffortAnuradha Gajjar, M.D.
Transitions of Care Evaluation and Glycemic Management to Reduce Readmissions and Achieve Inpatient Blood Glucose Goals- (TEAM-Glucose trial)Jessica Snead, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy/Internal Medicine
Measurement Based Care in the Child OPDAlma Spaniardi, M.D.
Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Class of 2022

Simplified Preoperative Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment Model Adaptation to Same-Day Admit Surgical PatientsShelby Badani, M.D.
Anesthesiology/Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine
Medical Malpractice: Breaking the culture of Silence to Improve Physician Wellbeing and Patient CareLucy Willis, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Improving transitions of care for older adults in an ambulatory geriatrics clinic to reduce 30-day readmissionsKelly Cummings, M.D.
Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
Reducing falls among patients with cancer at NYP/Weill Cornell MedicineChristine Garcia, M.D.
Medicine/Hematology & Oncology
German Rodriguez, R.N.
NYP Nursing
Reducing Telemetry Utilization in Hospitalized Comfort Care PatientsRamsey Khalil, M.D.
Medicine/Chief Resident
Study of Telemedicine via Virtual Video Visits in Symptom Monitoring and Management of Cancer Patients Treated with Systemic Therapies in BrooklynUqba Khan, M.D.
Medicine/Hematology & Oncology (WCM-Brooklyn Methodist)
Management of risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease after transplantEmily Schonfeld, M.D.
Botox for Sialorrhea in the NeuroICUJudy Ch'ang, M.D.
Neurology/Neurocritical Care
In Vitro Fertilization Treatment Care CoordinationFeruza Esanova, R.N.
NYP Nursing
Virtual Field TestingPaul Petrakos, D.O.
Kangaroo Care to Improve Parent Satisfaction and Decreased Depression/Anxiety Associated with NICU HospitalizationEmily Echevarria, M.D.
Using Self-Reporting Event System to Identify Potential Social Determinants of Health in Safety Events in the Pediatric Intensive Care UnitMegan Toal, M.D.
Pediatrics/Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Improving Access to Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Care for Patients with Locally Advanced Breast CancerVivian Bea, M.D.
Surgery/Breast Surgical Oncology (WCM-Brooklyn Methodist)

Class of 2021

Assessing Medical Understanding of a Chinese Population at NYP-Lower Manhattan HospitalPamela 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 InitiativeAndrea Betesh, M.D.
Medicine/Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Mary Steszewski, R.N.
NYP Nursing
Pediatric Acute Asthma Exacerbation Clinical Pathway Development 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.
Understanding perceptions and knowledge of monitored anesthesia care (MAC)Priscilla Nelson, M.D.
Optimized Follow Up for Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department after Abdominal ImagingMatthew 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.
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
Using Clinical Decision Support in Electronic Medical Record to Improve Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonist Prescription Rates in Hospitalized Patients with Heart FailureOzan Unlu, M.D.
Medicine/Chief Resident

Class of 2020

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 Identification and Management of Early Hypoglycemia in High-Risk NeonatesVargabi Ghei, M.D. & Priyanka 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.
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
Congestive Heart Failure Management at Home Use of Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)Tanya 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

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 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.
Safety and Efficacy of a Post-Operative Pathway for Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation after Cardiac SurgeryDiana Brickman, R.N.
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

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)
Feasibility of a Novel Real-Time Provider Teaching Intervention in Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseMeredith Turetz, M.D.
Medicine/Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

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