CSPH in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital's (MGH's) Codman Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's (BIDMC's) SOAR, and Boston Children's Hospital, showcases Health Services Research (HSR) experts from across the Harvard Campus and all over the country as part of the Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series.
The goals of the Harvard Surgical HSR speaker series are to share research methods and findings, disseminate best practices, and identify potential shared interests and areas of collaboration. Held once a month, for a total of 6-9 over the course of the year, these seminars are open to the public, but will be most relevant to academic surgeons, residents, researchers, students and collaborators across the Harvard community.
Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series: Shawn Rangel, MD, MSCE
"The past, present & future of Pediatric NSQIP: Evolution from a safety registry to comprehensive comparative performance platform."
Tuesday, March 21st, 5:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
followed by networking from 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
One Brigham Circle, 4th floor, Ledge Room 4-002B
Featuring: Shawn Rangel, MD, MSCE
Associate in Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital
Director, Health Services Research Fellowship, Boston Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
The third featured speaker of this year's Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series event is Shawn Rangel, MD, MSCE. His presentation is entitled, "The past, present & future of Pediatric NSQIP: Evolution from a safety registry to comprehensive comparative performance platform."
Dr. Rangel is an Associate in Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). An integral part of his clinical effort is teaching pediatric surgical care to fellows and residents from the Harvard-affiliated hospitals, Lahey Clinic, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. he also provides one-on-one mentorship to medical students during their pediatric surgery rotation, delivers core curriculum lectures to medical students and surgical trainees, and contributes to the core curriculum for BCH pediatric residents and neonatology fellows. In addition to his local teaching efforts, he has also established a national reputation for mentorship surrounding the use of surgical safety checklists after leading a consortium of 15 children’s hospitals in a national implementation campaign. This work has garnered awards and accolades from several organizations.
At BCH, his research efforts have focused on characterizing variation in practice, resource utilization and outcomes for high-volume pediatric surgical conditions with an emphasis on pediatric appendicitis. Practical applications of this work have included the development of novel, value-based comparative performance benchmarks for the prioritization of QI efforts at the level of individual hospitals, and as a means to set national priorities for collaborative QI efforts. Specifically, the benchmarks were used by the CHA to develop the first automated and risk-adjusted comparative performance report card for its 44 member children’s hospitals, and formed the basis for a multi-center & multi-disciplinary appendicitis QI collaborative with the goals of reducing practice variation and promoting value–based care.
Using the CHA appendicitis report card and collaborative as a model, he had the opportunity to subsequently lead the development and implementation of the first disease-specific, comparative-performance module for the American College of Surgeon’s Pediatric National Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP-P). As chair of NSQIP-P’s Measurement & Evaluations Committee, he led a charge by the ACS to develop a similar portfolio of disease-specific comparative performance modules using the appendicitis experience as a conceptual framework. He has lectured broadly on the methods and implications of comparative performance measurement for driving collaborative quality improvement, including at meetings of the American College of Surgeons, American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, and the Children’s Hospital Association, among others.
Dr. Rangel holds several leadership positions and is the recipient of multiple sources of intra & extra-mural funding based on his QI work surrounding appendicitis, including multidisciplinary grants designed to improve value in the diagnosis and management of children with appendicitis at BCH, and three multi-center studies funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the CHA, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Initiative (PCORI), of which I served as co-investigator.
Beginning with his graduate work in clinical Epidemiology, his educational, research & clinical endeavors have long reflected his professional goals of promoting quality and safety in the delivery of pediatric surgical care. He enjoys caring for his patients, inspiring others to provide high-quality surgical care, and feels honored to hold leadership positions where he can further advance the agenda of high-quality, value-based pediatric surgical care at both the local and national level.
Please save the dates for the following seminars, which are held on BWH’s campus on Tuesday evenings from 5:15-6:30 p.m. in the Ledge Room, One Brigham Circle Room 4-002B***
Amir Ghaferi, MD, MS***
Assistant Professor of Surgery
|April 11, 2017||
Alex Haynes, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery, Harvard Medical School
|May 9, 2017||Surgical Oncology/ MGH|
Heena Santry, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Quantitative Health Sciences,
|June 6, 2017||Surgery/ UMass|
***Please note that the seminar on April 11th featuring Dr. Ghaferi will be held during the usual time, but in a different location: the Zinner Breakout Room at 70 Francis St.
Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series Dates
In total, there are 6-9 seminars over the course of the year.
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