Stephanie Clark, MD, MPH CHIPS Fellow 2013- 2015
Stephanie Clark, MD, MPH is a research fellow in the pediatric nephrology division at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Clark graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 2008 with a combined MD/MPH. She completed her pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2011 and then served as a chief resident from 2011-2012. She is board certified in General Pediatrics and has completed her clinical year of pediatric nephrology fellowship.
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. Specifically, she would like to improve the rate of arteriovenous fistula and graft access placement in pediatric patients and decrease the rates of dialysis catheter infections. She is also interested in public health policy and advocacy and will serve as a John E. Lewy Foundation Advocacy Scholar for 2013-2015.
Nirav Shah, MD CHIPS Fellow 2013- 2015
Nirav Shah, MD is currently a fellow in the department of hematology/oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Nirav graduated from medical school with honors and AOA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. He then completed his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA in 2011. 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. He was board certified in internal medicine in 2011. His clinical interests are within the fields of lymphoma and leukemia.
Dr. Shah plans to spend the next two years with the CHIPS fellowship program to research patient safety and quality specifically within the department of oncology evaluating implementation of both inpatient and outpatient care.
Katherine Bates, MD CHIPS Fellow 2012- 2014
Katherine Bates, MD is a research fellow in the pediatric cardiology division and is funded by the Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Training grant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr Bates graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2005. She completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Michigan in 2008 where she served as chief resident in 2009 and her pediatric cardiology clinical fellowship at CHOP in 2012.
Dr Bates' research interests focus on understanding and improving handoffs between care providers as they change shifts. She is also activly involved in CHOP’s Interstage Single Ventricle Monitoring Program, part of a nationwide collaborative to improve quality of care for a particularly vulnerable group of infants with congenital heart disease.
lona Lorinz, MD Fellow 2012- 2014
lona Lorinz, MD is a fellow in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Ilona Lorincz, MD graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2008. She completed her internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, and was a member of the healthcare leadership in quality track. She is board certified in internal medicine and is currently a fellow in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Lorincz's research interest is in improving healthcare delivery for patients with diabetes, especially in evaluating strategies to optimize collaboration between primary care physicians and specialists. She is also interested in issues of quality of care for diabetic inpatients, particularly in improving glycemic control during transitions of care and the prevention of readmissions.