Choksi selected as 2021-2022 DUHS chief resident for quality improvement and patient safety

Friday, January 29, 2021

Vinay Choksi, MDVinay Choksi, MD, senior assistant resident in the Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program, has been selected as the 2021-2022 Duke University Health System chief resident for quality improvement and patient safety.

"It will be exciting to have someone from the Internal Medicine Residency Program involved in this GME role for the coming year,” said Joel Boggan, MD, MPH, CRQS Program Director for Duke GME and associate program director for the Duke Internal Medicine Residency. “Vinay has been an active part of the GME Patient Safety and Quality Council and will do a great job mentoring those efforts, as well as integrating into other safety and quality efforts around the health system."

The Duke University Health System Chief Resident in Quality & Safety (CRQS) position is an immersive, one-year training program designed to help create extensive expertise in quality & safety combined with robust leadership development. Working closely with Duke’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) team in conjunction with the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety & Quality system and the greater hospital network, participants will be uniquely positioned to lead hospital-wide safety event analyses with direct impact on patient care while serving as a primary liaison for all GME trainees involved in quality and safety processes and research.

“I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to be the GME Chief Resident in Quality and Safety. I am looking forward to learning about the implementation of quality improvement as well as working across training programs and the health system to make our patients safer,” said Dr. Choksi.

In the chief resident role, Dr. Choksi will work closely with Dr. Boggan, and Jonathan Bae, MD, CPPS, associate chief medical officer for patient safety & clinical quality.

“Vinay’s outstanding clinical skills, coupled with his excellent abilities to see the bigger picture and put the patient first make him an ideal person to serve in the role of Duke Chief Resident for Quality and Safety. We are excited to work with him as he takes on this leadership position,” said Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS, program director, Duke Internal Medicine Residency.

Choksi completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia and his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. He plans to pursue a career in academic hospital medicine with a focus on QI and medical education.