Elizabeth (Beth) Bailey, MD CHIPS Fellow 2015-2017
Dr. Bailey is a General Surgery resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated AOA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and is currently completing her residency. Following residency training, she intends to pursue a fellowship in surgical oncology. Her research interests focus on healthcare quality improvement including end of life decision-making in the surgical ICU and variations in surgical care across different practice settings. She is also interested in the process of educating and evaluating surgical residents.
Chloe Hill, MD CHIPS Fellow 2015-2017
Dr. Hill is a clinical instructor in Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Brown University, completed medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and a Neurology residency followed by Epilepsy fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. During residency, she participated in the Healthcare Leadership in Quality track and the Neurology Medical Education track. Chloe is interested in resource utilization and improving efficiency in the delivery of neurological care as well as increasing trainee engagement in patient safety and quality improvement.
Mina 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 a former co-chair of the HAP Quality Council at Penn, where he applied his training to help lead the council’s work.
Heather 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.
Jennifer Webster, MD, CHIPS Fellow 2016-2018
Shazia M. Siddique, MD, CHIPS Fellow 2016-2018
Shazia M. Siddique, MD is a current second year gastroenterology fellow at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has had a long-standing interest in health policy and advocacy, and previously served as the National Policy Chair and National Legislative co-Director for the American Medical Student Association. She has also conducted research in patient safety at the World Health Organization during an internship in Geneva, Switzerland, and has written articles for ABC News medical unit on women’s health issues. Her current research focus is on health care financing – specifically looking at preventable readmissions and reducing costs of hospitalizations, as well as proposed mechanism of payment through health care legislation. Her goal is to specifically study readmissions in patients with cirrhosis and develop quality improvement initiatives for this population.
Srinath Adusumalli, MD, CHIPS Fellow 2016-2018
Dr. Adusumalli is a chief fellow in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the Medical College of Virginia and subsequently completed his internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. During his internal medicine training, he co-led the residency program’s quality and safety educational and operational efforts. He has continued similar work during his fellowship training and is currently spearheading fellowship program efforts to design and implement a quality and safety curriculum. His additional scholarly interests include rigorously examining the role of emerging technologies in improving the quality, value, and delivery of cardiovascular medicine. He ultimately plans to pursue advanced clinical training in the fields of heart failure/transplant and pulmonary hypertension.
Mary Ellen Vajravelu, MD, CHIPS Fellow 2016-2018
Dr. Vajravelu is a fellow in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University and graduated AOA from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is interested in healthcare quality improvement and decision making, both by physicians and patients. Her research focuses on patient outcomes and methods to reduce variability in care.