Quality Improvement

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 2019-2020 QI projects:

Improving Screening for Child Abuse in Adolescent Medicine Clinic Monica Rezk, DO
Adolescent Medicine Fellow
Jennifer Thompson, MD
Pediatric Resident
Metee Comkornruecha, MD
Shaketha Gray, MD
MOC part 4 credit.Cardiac Arrest Prevention (CAP) Bundle Kinjal Parikh, MD
Saleem Almasarweh, MD
Anas Kayoum, MD
Ped Cardiology Fellows
Jun Sasaki, MD
MOC part 4 credit.Early Administration of Long-Acting Insulin in DKA: A QI Project to reduce the Time Adjustment Requirement Post-Transition Kalpana Singh, MD
Ped Critical Care Fellow
Gabriella Blyumin, PharmD
Bala Totapally, MD
Paul Martinez, MD
Alejandro Diaz, MD
Recognizing Anaphylaxis and Proper Administration of Epinephrine Autoinjector Among Pediatric Residents Melissa Cardenas-Morales, MD
Allergy-Immunology Fellow
Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD
Improving PICU Resident Education Curriculum John Kotula, MD
Niveditha Balakumar, MD
Ped Critical Care Fellows
Michael Leoncio, DO
IMOC part 4 credit.mproving Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in the PICU John Kotula, MD
Ped Critical Care Fellow
Paul Martinez, MD
MOC part 4 credit.Standardization of Post-Operative Management After Fontan Procedure
Kamalvir Gill, MD
Ped Cardiology Fellow
Jun Sasaki, MD
Arriving Patients Safely to the Pre-Op Area Johnny Tackett, MD
Ped Surgery Fellow
Cathy A. Burnweit, MD
Post-Operative Protocols and Discharge Instructions for Inpatient Plastic and Hand Surgery Patients J. Simon Ivey, MD
Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Fellow
Anthony Wolfe, MD
Chad Perlyn, MD
Aaron Berger, MD
Life is Better with Clean Hands Ria Dindial, MD
Ped Emergency Medicine Fellows
Barbara Pena, MD
Increasing Hydroxyurea Uptake in Children with Sickle Cell Disease Ebaa Jastaniah, MD
Ped Emergency Medicine Fellow
Vincenzo Maniaci, MD
MOC part 4 credit.Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUEs) Kathleen Murphy, DO
Ped Hospital Medicine Fellow
Amanda Cruz-Deweese, DO
Ped Emergency Medicine Fellow
Sobia Naeem, DO
Ped Emergency Medicine Fellow
Ria Dindial, MD
Ped Emergency Medicine Fellow
Melissa Clemente, MD