Nicklaus Children's Hospital GME Department has a structured Quality Improvement (QI) Curriculum for Residents, Fellows, and faculty development for faculty mentors. Trainees are expected to engaged in a self-generated and designed QI project during their training. The QI projects may follow PDSA, LEAN, Six Sigma, or other widely established QI methodologies. Trainees document their projects on a QI Project Documentation Form. Projects are presented in a QI forum using a QI Reporting Template and at the end of the academic year in the Annual Residents' and Fellows' Scholarship Day.

Below is a listing of our fellows' completed 2017-2018 QI projects:

TITLES FELLOWS & COLLABORATORS FACULTY MENTORS
Standardization of Post-Operative Management after Fontan Procedure Kamalvir Gill, MD
Ped Cardiology Fellow
Jun Sasaki, MD
Cardiac Arrest Prevention (CAP) Bundle Kinjal Parikh, MD
Ped Cardiology Fellow
Vi Tan, MD
CICU Fellow
Jun Sasaki, MD
Enhancing Perceived Comfort Levels of Residents with EKG Interpretation Using Virtual Education Keyur K Mehta, MD
Courtney Wein, DO
Ped Cardiology Fellows
Anthony Rossi, MD
Improving the efficiency of sign out with a sign-out tool Aecha Ybarra, MD
Daniel Duarte, MD
Ped Cardiology Fellows
Darline Santana, MD
Improving Pediatric Residents' Knowledge on Epinephrine Autoinjector Administration and
Handling
 
Hanadys Ale, MD
Allergy-Immunology Fellow
Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD
Improving Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Didactics Curriculum Prithvi Sendi, MD
Ped Critical Care Fellow
Bala Totapally, MD
Oxygen Toxicity in the PICU Kaitlin Kobaitri, DO
Niveditha Balakumar, MD
Ped Critical Care Fellows
Michael Leoncio, DO
Improving Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in the PICU John Kotula, MD
Ped Critical Care Fellow
Paul Martinez, MD
Implementing Delerium Scoring System in PICU Mohammed Salameh, MD
Mukul Sehgal, MD
Ped Critical Care Fellows
Bala Totapally, MD
Optimization of Asthma Care Through the Use of a Clinical Pathway Niveditha Balakumar, MD
Ped Critical Care Fellow
Sneha Kolli, MD
Rebecca Higley, MD
Pediatric Residents
Paul Martinez, MD
Moderate Sedation Protocol in NCH PICU Kalpana Singh, MD
Ped Critical Care Fellow
Hugh Ladd, MD
Bala Totaplally, MD
Enhancing Epilepsy Surgery Planning and Workflow Gustavo Charria-Ortiz, MD
Henry Osso-Rivera, MD
Marytery Fajardo, MD
Clinical Neurophysiology Fellows
Carolina Sandoval-Garcia, MD
Ped Neurosurgery Fellow
Prasana Jayakar, PhD
Sanjiv Bhatia, MD
Identifying Predictors in Children with Blunt Abdominal Trauma (BAT) Who Will Need Acute Intervention (Laparotomy, Angiographic Embolization, Blood Transfusion, or Observation in the Hospital for > 2 Days) Carmelle Romain, MD
Ped Surgery Fellow
Cathy A. Burnweit, MD
Leopoldo Malvezzi, MD
Applying the PECARN Head Injury Clinical Prediction Rules to Standardize Our Approach to Blunt Head Trauma in Children Kyle Glithero, MD
Ped Surgery Fellow
Leopoldo Malvezzi, MD
Maximizing ED Communication for Ensuring Safe Transition for Admitted Patients to the Floor Doreen Benary, MD
Ped Emergency Medicine Fellow
Amanda Cruz, DO
Pediatric Resident
Michael Rizkalla, MD
Marc Linares, MD
Antonella Danero, MD
David Lowe, MD
Optimizing Family Readiness for Discharge & Post Hospitalization Care Kersha Pennicott, MD
Ped Hospital Medicine Fellow
Marcos Mestre, MD
Reducing excessive variability in infant sepsis evaluation Ronald Vasquez , MD
Ped Emergency Med Fellow
Barbara Pena, MD
Veronica Etinger, MD
Stratification of Pediatric Trauma Alerts Carolina Mendoza, MD
Ped Emergency Medicine Fellow
Sara Tano, MD
Pediatric Resident
Michelle Blumstein, MD
Reduction of Chest X-Ray Utilization in Simple Bronchiolitis and Asthma Patients Presenting to the Emergency Room: A Quality Improvement Project Naiomi Cohen, MD
Ped Emergency Medicine Fellow
Alanna Sedor, MD
Michell Lozano-Chinga, MD
Sophia Hassor, MD
Pediatric Residents
Mario Reyes, MD
Antonella Danero, MD
Barbara Pena, MD
Veronica Etinger, MD
ED Asthma Triage Protocol Ria Dindial, MD
Ped Emergency Medicine Fellow
Tiffany Pena, PA-C
Paul Khalil, MD
Reducing Psych Patient Length of Stay (LOS) in the Pediatric Emergency Room Ebaa Jastaniah, MD
Ped Emergency Medicine Fellow
Marc Linares, MD
Vincenzo Maniaci, MD
Ureteral stent tracker Natalia Ballesteros, MD
Ped Urology Fellow
Miguel Castellan, MD
Andrew Labbie, MD