Bush to Serve as 2025-2026 VA Chief Resident for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Haley Bush, MD, MSPH, senior assistant resident in the Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program, has been selected to serve as the Durham VA Medical Center Chief Resident for Quality and Safety (CRQS) for 2025-26.

During her chief resident year, Dr. Bush will be part of a network of chief residents across the country who lead quality improvement (QI) projects and receive expert training from mentors. She also will participate in a national curriculum designed to prepare a new generation of QI leaders able to help residents implement QI initiatives.

“I am incredibly excited to work with Dr. Bush in this role. As a resident, she demonstrates the highest level of patient care, teamwork and communication. Her growing skills as an academic leader are evident and I look forward to seeing the impact he has on the care of veterans as well as on the education of our residents,” said Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS, program director, Duke Internal Medicine Residency, and professor of Medicine.

Dr. Bush will be the fourteenth Duke internal medicine resident to hold the chief resident for quality and safety role at the Durham VA. Dr. Bush will work closely with Joel Boggan, MD, MPH, associate professor of Medicine and Ryan Duffy, MD, medical instructor, as well as other past CRQS.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to help enhance the quality of care we provide as I take on this role as CRQS,” said Dr. Bush. “Working together with our outstanding leadership and the excellent residents of the internal medicine program, I look forward to helping improve outcomes for our patients.”

Dr. Bush earned her undergraduate and master’s in public health degrees from Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

She will begin her new role in July 2025, joining 2025-2026 chief residents Sachi Oshima, MD; Lauren Pinion, MD; Hannah Schwennesen, MD; and Sandra Loriaux, MD. After her year as chief resident, Bush plans to pursue a career in hospital medicine.