Quality, Safety and Outcomes Committee

The Quality, Safety, and Outcomes Committee was established as a committee by the EAST Board Directors on July 11, 2018.  The committee has been charged with identifying major challenges to EAST members with respect to identifying and achieving quality as it pertains to EAST's Core Strategic Goals.  The committee has been directed to develop recommendations related to how EAST might be able to assist members with effecting quality in trauma and emergency surgical critical care in organizations and for patients. 

Committee members are appointed by the President with approval by the Board of Directors.  Committee member terms are three years. All terms begin in January and conclude in January in the year specified in "term ends".


Members

Melissa M. Boltz, DO, MBA, FACSMelissa M. Boltz, DO, MBA, FACS, Chair
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Carlos H. Palacio, MD, FACSCarlos H. Palacio, MD, FACS, Committee Vice Chair
McAllen Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Jeffrey H. Anderson, MDJeffrey H. Anderson, MD, Committee Member
Temple University Health System in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
Rachel  D. Appelbaum, MDRachel D. Appelbaum, MD, Committee Member
Vanderbilt University Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Shuntaye D. Batson, MD, FACSShuntaye D. Batson, MD, FACS, Committee Member
University of Mississippi Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
Nicole M. Bedros , MD Nicole M. Bedros , MD , Committee Member
Baylor University Medical Center Dallas in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Vicki J. Bennett, MSN, RNVicki J. Bennett, MSN, RN, Committee Member
Banner Health in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
William M Brigode, MDWilliam M Brigode, MD, Committee Member
John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
Alexander S Canales, MDAlexander S Canales, MD, Committee Member
Allegheny Health Network in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Christopher J. Dente, MDChristopher J. Dente, MD, Committee Member
Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA
Term ends 01/16/2027
Phillip  Dowzicky, MDPhillip Dowzicky, MD, Committee Member
The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Science in Chicago, IL
Term ends 01/17/2026
Meagan E Evangelista, BS, MDMeagan E Evangelista, BS, MD, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Dina M. Filiberto, MDDina M. Filiberto, MD, Committee Member
University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN
Term ends 01/18/2025
Michele Fiorentino, MDMichele Fiorentino, MD, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Brian L Frank, MDBrian L Frank, MD, Committee Member
Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA
Term ends 01/18/2025
Lane L. Frasier, MD, MSLane L. Frasier, MD, MS, Committee Member
University of Cincinnati in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Dina Galaktionova, DODina Galaktionova, DO, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
John P Gaspich, MDJohn P Gaspich, MD, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Melissa A Hornor, MDMelissa A Hornor, MD, Committee Member
Loyola University Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Chelsea Horwood, MDChelsea Horwood, MD, Committee Member
Baylor Scott and White, Dallas in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Charles Kung Chao Hu, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCPCharles Kung Chao Hu, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, Committee Member
Dignity Health in Chandler , AZ
Term ends 01/18/2025
Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPHHaytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH, Committee Member
Massachusetts General Hospital in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Phillip Kim, MD, MBAPhillip Kim, MD, MBA, Committee Member
Emory University SOM / Grady Memorial Hospital in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Michelle Kincaid, MDMichelle Kincaid, MD, Committee Member
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH
Term ends 01/18/2025
Jordan M. Kirsch, DOJordan M. Kirsch, DO, Committee Member
Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY
Term ends 01/16/2027
Ariel Knight, MDAriel Knight, MD, Committee Member
Stanford University in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Caitlyn R. McCall, MDCaitlyn R. McCall, MD, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Patrick McGrew, MDPatrick McGrew, MD, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
Ian McKinley, MDIan McKinley, MD, Committee Member
in Chicago, IL
Term ends 01/16/2027
Andrew J. Medvecz, MD, MPHAndrew J. Medvecz, MD, MPH, Committee Member
Vanderbilt University Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
Nishant Merchant, MDNishant Merchant, MD, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
Rachel Rodriguez, MD, MS, FACSRachel Rodriguez, MD, MS, FACS, Committee Member
Indiana University Health in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Victoria Schlanser, DOVictoria Schlanser, DO, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Sawyer G. Smith, MD, MBASawyer G. Smith, MD, MBA, Committee Member
University of California Davis in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
Tandis Soltani, MDTandis Soltani, MD, Committee Member
University of Michigan in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Alan J. Sori, MDAlan J. Sori, MD, Committee Member
Saint Joseph's University Medical Center in North Haledon, NJ
Term ends 01/16/2027
Jill R. Streams, MDJill R. Streams, MD, Committee Member
Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN
Term ends 01/16/2027
Mary F. Stuever, DO, FACSMary F. Stuever, DO, FACS, Committee Member
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Schoennenberg-Kuebelberg,
Term ends 01/18/2025
Jessica E. Taylor, MDJessica E. Taylor, MD, Committee Member
University of Florida College of Medicine in ,
Term ends 01/17/2026
David Turay, MD, PhDDavid Turay, MD, PhD, Committee Member
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN
Term ends 01/18/2025
Michael Wandling, MD, MS, FACSMichael Wandling, MD, MS, FACS, Committee Member
The University of Texas at Houston in Houston, TX
Term ends 01/18/2025
Cassandra Q. White, MD, FACSCassandra Q. White, MD, FACS, Committee Member
University of Florida in Jacksonville, FL
Term ends 01/17/2026
John Yerxa, MDJohn Yerxa, MD, Committee Member
Ryder Trauma Center-UMH-Jackson Health in ,
Term ends 01/16/2027
Alva J. Bethurum, BSAlva J. Bethurum, BS, Ex Officio
Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, TN
Term ends 01/17/2026
Christine  C. Eme, Executive DirectorChristine C. Eme, Executive Director, Ex Officio
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma in Chicago, IL
Term ends 01/16/2028
Jennifer L. Hartwell, MD, FACSJennifer L. Hartwell, MD, FACS, Ex Officio
University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS
Term ends 01/17/2026
Cheryl K Zogg, MD, PhD, MSPH, MHSCheryl K Zogg, MD, PhD, MSPH, MHS, Ex Officio
Duke University School of Medicine in ,
Term ends 01/18/2025

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