Mina Sedrak, MD 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 cancers.
Dr. Sedrak’s research interests include understanding trends and factors responsible for aggressive cancer care near the end of life, and the effects of variations and value in oncology care on the economics, efficiency, and patient-centeredness of healthcare. He is co-chair of the Housestaff Quality and Safety Leadership Council at Penn and plans to apply his training to help lead this council’s work.
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, 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 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.