October 15, 2015

UAB Medicine announces selection of second Chief Quality Resident Program cohort

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UAB Medicine started a Chief Quality Resident Program (CQRP) last year to expose interested residents and fellows to relevant concepts in quality and patient safety, and to prepare them for potential leadership positions in the field. The Office of the Chief Medical Officer is pleased to announce the selection of 7 new chief quality residents for this academic year. They are:

  • Rance Siniard, M.D. – Pathology
  • Ryan C. Telford, M.D. – Radiology
  • Joseph Martinez, M.D. – Surgery
  • Merrick Meese, M.D. – Anesthesiology
  • Lauren O'Connor, M.D. – Psychiatry
  • Robert Smola, M.D. – Internal Medicine
  • Carlie Stein, M.D. – Internal Medicine/Peds
Additionally, five individuals from the inaugural class will be continuing for a second year in the program. They are: William Benton, M.D. (Internal Medicine); Anna Hurst, M.D. (Genetics); Tiffany Jackson, M.D. (Emergency Medicine); Rajat Kalra, M.D. (Internal Medicine); Daniel Pasko, M.D. (OBGYN).  

"We were extremely pleased with our experience during the first year of the program and are excited to build upon that foundation to create a unique program for residents and fellows interested in quality and patient safety," said Loring Rue, M.D., chief medical officer for UAB Medicine. "The diversity of the chief quality residents selected for the program, the concepts covered during lectures throughout the year, and the projects selected by each individual make the program unique and meaningful."