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Jason Neil Itri, MD, PhD

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiology
Department: Radiology

Contact information
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Radiology
Presbyterian South Tower, Rm. 3950
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: 412-647-3510
Fax: 412-647-0738
Lab: 267-844-3195
Education:
BS (Neuroscience)
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 1997.
PhD (Neuroscience)
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2004.
MD (Medicine)
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Internal Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2006-2007.
Resdient, Diagnostic Radiology, University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 2007-2011.
Fellow, Abdominal Imaging, University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 2011-2012.
Certifications
American Board of Radiology, 2012.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Itri develops educational approaches combined with information-technology tools to improve quality and patient safety. During residency, he created a software application that monitors radiology resident and fellow performance on-call, and instituted multiple interventions that have significantly decreased major discrepancies in trainee preliminary interpretations, improved turnaround times for stat studies, and improved fluoroscopy times for residents performing fluoroscopy studies. He also created the software program that allows the Thoracic and Abdominal Imaging sections to reliably track complications and diagnostic yield for all image-guided procedures, and is participating in developing processes to improve both fellow and faculty performance using this tool. Dr. Itri is currently leading multiple quality improvement projects for the Department of Radiolog at Penn, including an IRB-approved study to improve patient care by promoting incident reporting by housestaff through the use of a “Good Catch” Program and a Quality and Safety journal club.

Selected Publications

Itri JN and Krishnaraj A: Do we need a national incident reporting system for medical imaging? Journal of the American College of Radiology. JACR, May 2012 Notes: In press.

Itri JN and Flug J: Embedding Quality and Safety into Residency Training. Workshop at the Accreditation Counicl of Graduate Medical Education Annual Graduate Medical Education Conference March 2012.

Chadalavada SC, Scanlon MH and Itri JN: Improving radiology workflow and patient safety by reducing unnecessary “stat” examinations on-call. Americal College of Radiology 88th Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference May 2011 Notes: Poster presentation.

Akhtar A, Kang HC, Krishnan S, Nathan D, Scanlon MH and Itri JN: Reducing resident discrepancies on-call using focused missed case conferences. Americal College of Radiology 88th Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference May 2011 Notes: Poster presentation.

Ruutiainen A, Scanlon MH and Itri JN: Identifying benchmarks for discrepancy rates in preliminary interpretations provided by radiology trainees at an academic institution. Americal College of Radiology 88th Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference May 2011 Notes: Poster presentation.

Itri JN, Ruutiainen A, and Scanlon MH: Reducing the impact of fatigue on resident major discrepancies by shortening overnight call shift length. American College of Radiology 88th Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference May 2011 Notes: Poster presentation.

Itri, J., Olmsted, W. W., Nagy, P.: A resident journal club for quality improvement. J Am Coll Radiol 8(4): 225-7, 2011.

Ruutiainen, A. T., Scanlon, M. H., Itri, J. N.: Identifying benchmarks for discrepancy rates in preliminary interpretations provided by radiology trainees at an academic institution. J Am Coll Radiol 8(9): 644-8, 2011.

Itri, J. N., Kim, W., Scanlon, M. H.: Orion: a web-based application designed to monitor resident and fellow performance on-call. J Digit Imaging 24(5): 897-907, 2011.

Itri, J. N., Kang, H. C., Krishnan, S., Nathan, D., Scanlon, M. H.: Using focused missed-case conferences to reduce discrepancies in musculoskeletal studies interpreted by residents on call. AJR Am J Roentgenol 197(4): W696-705, 2011.

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Last updated: 05/04/2012
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