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Sara

Sara Keller, MD, MPH CHIPS Fellow 2011- 2013

Sara Keller, MD, MPH graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 2007, and received an MPH in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina. She completed her internal medicine residency training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and is board certified in internal medicine. She is currently a fellow in infectious diseases at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Keller is researching patient safety and infection control, as pertains to rates of healthcare acquired infections across the healthcare system and throughout the state. She is also interested in issues of quality of care for HIV positive patients.


Meghan

Meghan Lane-Fall, MD CHIPS Fellow 2011- 2013

Meghan Lane-Fall, MD is a 2006 graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine. She completed residency training in anesthesiology in 2010 and a critical care medicine fellowship in 2011 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lane-Fall is a postdoctoral fellow with research support from both the CHIPS fellowship and a T32 training grant administered by the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care. She is also an attending anesthesiologist and intensivist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lane-Fall's research interests include outcomes in critically ill patients and advancement of quality improvement in the perioperative setting. She is particularly focused on the use of electronic health records and administrative data in tracking delirium. She is also interested in the use of provider-specific performance reports for the purpose of improving the quality of healthcare delivery.

National Research Presentation:

Insurance and Racial Differences in Long-term Acute Care Utilization after Critical Illness. Lane-Fall, M., Benson, N., Iwashyna, T., Cooke, C., Kahn, J. Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, Miami Beach, Florida, January 2010.


Caroline

Caroline Reinke, MD, MSPH CHIPS Fellow 2010-2012

Caroline Reinke, MD, MSPH is a PGY5 resident in general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, with an interest in academic surgery and surgical outcomes. Prior to graduating from Duke University School of Medicine in 2007, she earned an MS in Public Health from the University of North Carolina.  Her research focuses on the intersection of surgical education, patient safety, and surgical outcomes.

Ongoing Research Projects:

  • Discharge Summary Quality
  • Surgical Readmissions in the Elderly Obese Patient
  • Characterization of Anastomotic Leak Rate by Comparison of Administrative Data Sets and Patient Factors to Define and Standardize Classification and Causation

National Research Presentations:

Timing of Pre-operative Pharmacoprophylaxis for Pancreatic Surgery Patients: A Venous Thromboembolism Reduction Initiative Poster presentation, Society of Surgical Oncology’s Annual Cancer Symposium. San Antonio,TX. March 2011.

Does the Presence of Thyroid Cancer Increase the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy?        Oral presentation, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Houston,TX. April 2011.

Former FELLOWS

JimJames Reilly, MD  CHIPS Fellow 2009 - 2011

James Reilly, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, is a 2005 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.  His research focuses on transitions of care for dialysis patients at hospital discharge, more specifically on the process of discharge communication between hospital and outpatient dialysis providers and the prevention of readmissions. 

As a CHIPS Fellow, he combined his interests in patient safety and medical education by helping to implement and evaluate a curriculum on cognitive bias and diagnostic error within Penn’s internal medicine residency.  Dr. Reilly’s training with CHIPS prepared him to develop novel approaches to improve patient safety in the vulnerable Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) populations and to more formally integrate principles of quality improvement and patient safety into curriculum at all levels of medical education.

Dr. Reilly is the Internal Medicine Residency Site Director at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.