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2013 MSHP Graduates

Michael Chaknos, MD, MSHP

Track: HPR Track
Speciality: Nephrology
Thesis: Survival and Hospitalization in Home Hemodialysis Versus In-Center Hemodialysis Patients
Last Known Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Clinical position at Penn Medicine Radnor

Kara Beth Chenitz, MD, MSHP

Track: HPR Track
Speciality: Nephrology
Thesis: In-Center Hemodialysis Attendance: Patient Perceptions of Risks, Barriers, and Recommendations
Last Known Position:

Nathaniel Denicola, MD, MSHP

Track: RWJ Track
Speciality: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Thesis: Hospital Policy and Non-Medically Indicated Delivery Prior to 39 Weeks Gestation in United States Hospitals
Last Known Position: Completing a third year with the RWJCSP at Penn and has joined the Penn Innovation Center Social Media Lab

Kelly Epps, MD, MSHP

Track: HPR Track
Speciality: Cardiology
Thesis: Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Young Women
Last Known Position: Fellow in Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Nathan Irvin, MD, MSHP

Track: RWJ Track
Speciality: Emergency Medicine
Thesis: State Regulation of Federally Licensed Firearm Dealers and Firearm Injury
Last Known Position: Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University

Lindsay Jubelt, MD, MSHP

Track: RWJ Track
Speciality: Internal Medicine
Thesis: Patient Ratings of Case Managers in a Medical Home: Associations with Patient Satisfaction and Health Care Utilization
Last Known Position: Director of Performance Improvement, Network Integration, NYU Langone Medical Center

Erica Just, MD, MSHP

Track: HPR Track
Speciality: Pediatrics
Thesis: Differences in End-of-Life Care Between Male and Female Hospitalized Adults in the US
Last Known Position: Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Tulane University

Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP

Track: RWJ Track
Speciality: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Thesis: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Novel Community Health Worker Care Transitions Intervention
Last Known Position: Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.  She continues to conduct research on the use of community health workers in modifying socioeconomic determinants of health and healthcare utilization.  Dr. Kangovi will also serves as the Director of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers.

Sarah Keller, MD, MPH, MSHP

Track: HPR Track
Speciality: Infectious Diseases
Thesis: The Impact of a Transition Service on the Care of Outpatients on Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy
Last Known Position: Clinical Associate, Infectious Diseases Division, Johns Hopkins University Medical Center. She is focusing on the outpatient care of patients with hepatitis C, HIV, and general infectious diseases issues. She also plans to continue her work focusing on transitions in care and the longitudinal care of patients with chronic infections.

Chen Kenyon, MD, MSHP

Track: RWJ Track
Speciality: Pediatrics
Thesis: Childhood Asthma Hospital Discharge Medications and Subsequent Readmission Risk
Last Known Position: General Pediatrics Attending at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Instructor in Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania

Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP

Track: HPR Track
Speciality: Anesthesiology
Thesis: Attending Handoffs in the Intensive Care Unit: Perceptions, Ideals, and Practice
Last Known Position: Assistant professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Clinician-Educator track, University of Pennsylvania. Her research continues to focus on teamwork and communication in the critical care and perioperative settings. Her clinical practice involves caring for critically ill patients in the surgical intensive care unit as well as patients receiving surgical anesthesia. She also will maintain an active role in teaching and mentoring medical students and residents, and in advancing health system quality improvement initiatives.

Mary Mckenzie, MD, MA, MSHP

Track: HPR Track
Speciality: Pulmonary and Critical Care
Thesis: An Epidemiologic Study of Decision Making by Medical Intensivists
Last Known Position: Advance Clinical Fellow, The University of Pennsylvania

Marc Smaldone, MD, MSHP

Track: HPR Track
Speciality: Urology
Thesis: Variation in Performance of Candidate Quality Performance Measures for Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer by Hospital Type
Last Known Position: Assistant Professor of Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Stephanie Sober, MD, MSHP

Track: HPR Track
Speciality: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Thesis: Postpartum Contraception Needs Assessment for Adolescents
Last Known Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital

Christine Veenstra, MD, MSHP

Track: HPR Track
Speciality: Oncology
Thesis: The Role of Academic Medical Centers in Providing High Value Cancer Care to Elderly Patients with Stage IV Colon Cancer
Last Known Position: Clinical Lecturer, Hematology & Oncology , University of Michigan

Jason Wagner, MD, MSHP

Track: HPR Track
Speciality: Pulmonary and Critical Care
Thesis: Outcomes among Patients Discharged from Busy Intensive Care Units
Last Known Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Elizabeth Wallis, MD, MSHP

Track: HPR Track
Speciality: Pediatrics
Thesis: Characteristics, Evaluation, and Clinical Course of Children with Non-Specific Abdominal Pain in Primary Care
Last Known Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, MUSC Children's Hospital



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