Do you know your PDQ?

Do you know your PDQ?

By Laura Mize

Physician Directors of Quality guide efforts to improve care in their respective College of Medicine departments. Each department has one director, commonly called a PDQ, who determines how to best monitor and improve quality. Tim Flynn, M.D., the college’s senior associate dean for clinical affairs, said the PDQ program offers physicians a chance to make a difference for patients and to grow in their careers. “The participants in it feel like they have some responsibility for quality in their departments. They also feel like they’re gaining expertise and knowledge about quality and safety issues that they didn’t have before,” he said. “It’s also led to a variety of projects that they’ve created within their departments, a variety of engagement with the residents and other faculty members, and presentations that they’ve given at outside meetings, and also publications. I don’t think we would have (progressed this far) had we not had this workforce moving and pushing every day to get things better.”

Glenn Ashkanazi, Ph.D. (Psychology)

Sharon Byun (OBGYN)

Lawrence Caruso, M.D. (Anesthesia – CCM)

KuLang Chang, M.D. (Community Health and Family Medicine-Outpatient)

Thomas Crawford, M.B.A. (Urology)

Michael Falgiani, M.D. (Emergency Department)

David Feller, M.D. (Community Health and Family Medicine-Inpatient)

Larry Fowler, M.D. (Pathology)

Dietrich Gravenstein, M.D. (Anesthesia – OR)

John Harwick, M.D. (ENT)

Jackie Hobbs, M.D. (Psychiatry)

Steven Hughes, M.D. (Surgery)

Matthew Lawson (Neurosurgery)

Robert Leverence, M.D. (Hospitalists)

Bayard Miller, M.D. (Neurology)

Matthew Lawson, M.D. (Neurosurgery)

Ryan Moran, M.D. (Pediatrics)

Hari Parvataneni, M.D. (Orthopedics)

Daniel Pauly, M.D. (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Eric Rosenberg (Internal Medicine)

Kenneth Rand, M.D. (Pathology)

Ronald Shorr, M.D. (Geriatric Medicine)

Robbie Slater, M.D. (Radiology)

Fran Smith, M.D. (Ophthalmology)

Jon Williams, M.D. (Radiology)

Anamaria Yeung, M.D. (Radiation Oncology)