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Mina Sedrak, MDMina Sedrak, MD, CHIPS Fellow 2014- 2016

Dr. Sedrak is a fellow in the division of hematology/oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests are head/neck and thoracic cancer and his scholarly focus has been in health services research, quality improvement and medical education. His research projects leverage concepts from behavioral economics to design and evaluate interventions that change physician behavior to reduce low value services and increase high value care. He is co-chair of the House Staff Quality and Safety Leadership Council at Penn and plans to apply his training to help lead this council’s work.

 

Heather Wolfe, MDHeather Wolfe, MD, CHIPS Fellow 2014- 2016

Heather Wolfe, MD is an attending physician in pediatric critical care medicine at The Children's Hopsital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her residency in pediatrics at the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus Ohio and a residency in Pediatric anesthesiology at CHOP.

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Clark, MDStephanie Clark, MD, MPH CHIPS Fellow 2013- 2015

Dr. Clark is a research fellow in the pediatric nephrology division at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine with a combined MD/MPH and completed pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and where she served as a chief resident from 2011-12. She has been appointed Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology at CHOP. Dr. Clark’s research interests include improving the quality of health care delivery and safety for pediatric dialysis patients and improving quality of life in this at-risk population. Her current QI work aims to improve the process of tacrolimus drug monitoring for nephrology patients. She is also engaged in research exploring physical activity and screen time in adolescents with chronic kidney disease as modifiable risk factor for future cardiovascular disease risk. Her other research interests include health policy, advocacy, and value-based care. Her other research interests include health policy, advocacy, and value-based care. She served as a John E. Lewy Foundation Advocacy Scholar for 2013-15.

Nirav Shah, MDNirav Shah, MD CHIPS Fellow 2013- 2015

Dr. Shah is a fellow in the department of hematology/oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from medical school with honors and AOA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and then completed his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Upon completion of his residency he spent one year working as an Instructor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL in the division of hospitalist medicine. Dr. Shah enrolled in the combined Masters in Health Policy Research and CHIPS fellowship program to focus on health services research and quality improvement. His research includes evaluating patient outcomes by provider type and working on process improvement for the safe prescription of oral chemotherapy. He plans to pursue an academic career in hematologic malignancies with a focus in health services and quality improvement.