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:
Reinke, CR. "Timing of Pre-operative Pharmacoprophylaxis for Pancreatic Surgery Patients: A Venous Thromboembolism Reduction Initiative." Society of Surgical Oncology’s Annual Cancer Symposium. San Antonio,TX. March 2011.
Reinke, CR. "Does the Presence of Thyroid Cancer Increase the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy?" American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Houston,TX. April 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.