Recently in GI: Fellows present QI projects at GI Grand Rounds, Berg goes to the White House

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The gastroenterology fellows presented four quality improvement projects at today's GI Grand Rounds. The projects represent almost two years of work.

Topics included

  • Standardizing patient path letters for colonoscopy: Ivan Harden, MD; Gabriel Mansouraty, MD; and Krista Edelman, MD.
  • Improving Endoscopy Unit Efficiency: Vaishali Patel, MD; Yuval Patel, MD; Ben Lloyd, MD.
  • Implementing the Boston Bowel Prep Scale for Colonoscopy: Hassan Dakik, MD; Scharles Konadu, MD; Alyson McGhan, MD.
  • Improving HCC Surveillance Communication in Patients with Cirrhosis: Matt Kappus, MDReinaldo Quevedo, MD; Bonike Olorontoba, MD; Iris Vance, MD.

Ziad Gellad, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine (Gastroenterology) and the division's director of quality, was the faculty lead for the projects. Mentors included Deborah Fisher, MD; Jill Moore, MD; Ziad Gellad, MD, MPH; Cynthia Moylan, MD.

Berg visits the White House

Carl Berg, MD, professor of medicine (Gastroenterology) and medical director of abdominal transplantation, recently attended the White House Organ Summitt in Washington, D.C. Dr. Berg is the immediate past president for OPTN/UNOS. Also in attendance from Duke were Alan Kirk, MD, PhD, chair and professor of surgery, and Linda Cendales, MD, associate professor of surgery. Learn more about their visit and collaboration with the White House