Part of Quest newsletter, Sept. 2019
A new addition to the communication section of Quest will be introducing new medical directors. Medical directors function as clinical team leaders and are responsible for aligning their area with hospital initiatives. Their role is to assure cohesive and patient/family centered care is achieved in their area by partnering with nursing and administration to influence and improve quality outcomes.
The below list shows the new medical directors that began in the role since July 1, 2019.
|Internal Medicine||Paulino Alvarez, MD||Cardiomyopathy TX medical director|
|Internal Medicine||Denice Hodgson-Zingman, MD||Electrophysiology medical director|
|Ophthalmology||Matthew Thurtell, MBBS, MSc||Perimetry (visual field) lab medical director|
|Orthopaedics||Brendan Patterson, MD, MPH||Ortho clinical medical director|
|Pediatrics||Madhuradhar Chegondi, MBBS, MD||Peds transport PICU medical director|
|Pediatrics||Regan Giesinger, MD||Peds transport NICU medical director|
|Pediatrics||Lukasz Weiner, MD||Peds antimicrobial stewardship medical director|
|Radiology||Francisco Donato, MD||Ultrasound medical director|
|Radiology||Joan Maley, MD||MR medical director|
|Radiology||Parren McNeely, MD||Nuclear medicine medical director|
|Radiology||Yusuf Menda, MD||PET medical director|
|Radiology||Leonel Vasquez, MD, FACR||Breast imaging medical director|
|Urology||Gina Lockwood, MD, MS||Urodynamics medical director|
|Urology||Chad Tracy, MD||Urology procedure suite medical director|
Furthermore, an updated list of all UI Hospitals & Clinics unit-based medical directors can be found on the Unit-Based Clinical Leadership SharePoint site in an Excel document.
Other helpful lists of faculty and staff involved in quality and safety initiatives at UI Hospitals & Clinics can be found on the Quality Improvement Program (QuIP) SharePoint site along the right side: