Katherine Bates, MD 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.
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 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. Her research interests include processes of care in critically ill patients and advancement of quality improvement research in the perioperative stetting. She is particularly focused on communication and teamwork in the intensive care unit and adequacy of documentation in the operating room.
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.
Lane-Fall MB, Iwashyna TI, Cooke CR, Benson NM, Kahn JM: Insurance and racial differences in long-term acute care utilization after critical illness. Critical Care Medicine. 40(4):1143-1149, April 2012. PMID: 22020247.
Lane-Fall MB, McCunn M, Speck RM, Bosk CL: Changing the captain of the ship: "Attending handoffs in the intensive care unit." Association of University Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Cleveland OH, May 2012.
Lane-Fall, MB, Benson, N., Iwashyna, T., Cooke, C., Kahn, J. "Insurance and Racial Differences in Long-term Acute Care Utilization after Critical Illness." Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, Miami Beach, Florida, January 2010.