Current Brigham & Women’s Anesthesiology Residency CA-1 class representative, Harvard Medical School (HMS) Alumni Council member, and alumnus mentor for undergraduate premedical students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Recently awarded “30 under 30” by UCF for achievements in professional success, community involvement, and university engagement. Former Miss America Organization crown-holder, HMS admissions committee member and interviewer, HMS selection committee member for the new Dean of Student Affairs & Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs, and teaching assistant for the combined Museum of Fine Arts / HMS course on the relevance and use of visual arts in medicine. Peer-reviewed publications include use of wearable medical technology with recording capability in surgical consultations and how patient comorbidities affect postoperative resource utilization after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Anthony Kaveh and Jason Bouhenguel and are working on a data capture platform with General Electric to model perioperative physiology and develop real-time clinical decision support. They were grant funding last year by BWH to begin this project in collaboration with the department of Emergency Medicine and the support of the Chief Innovation Officer’s team.
As a resident, Dr. Orgill has participated in clinical and quality improvement research. She has presented her findings both locally at Harvard as well as at the national level at the SNACC and ASA meetings. She was recently named as the 2018 FAER Resident Scholar for BWH. She also has helped create videos in our simulation center for NASA. She has a strong interest in medical education, and runs a summer research internship for premedical undergraduate students. She is committed to promoting wellness and serves on the BWH housestaff council and on our own residency's wellness committee.
Current board memberships in the Housestaff Safety and Quality Council and BWH Innovation Hub resident panel. First author on 3 publications since beginning residency, on topics including training non-anesthesia providers to administer moderate sedation, perioperative outcomes using regional versus general anesthesia in above knee amputation (AKA) surgery, and do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order status as a marker for increased mortality among patients undergoing hip fracture surgery. Attending ASRA Pain conference 2017 as first author and poster presenter for research on anesthetic selection among patients undergoing AKA. Recipient of the President’s Award for Value Based Healthcare Delivery (VBHD) and lead investigator for 2 ongoing VBHD projects at BWH. Presenter at 2 inter-institutional journal clubs (joint journal club with Johns Hopkins residency program; Anesthesiology twitter-broadcast journal club in collaboration with Duke).
Traveled to Dallas to present research that he did with Dr. Richard Urman on using national databases to measure opioid related adverse events at the ERAS USA meeting and also presented at ASA in Boston in 2018. Dr. Stone has authored multiple research papers in Anesthesia Analgesia, Jama Surgery, and Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Tankard is interested in medical education and wellness and currently serves as the anesthesia resident representative on the GME Education Committee, Brigham Education Institute (BEI) Resident Trainee Program, BWH Housestaff Council, and is the founder of the BWH Anesthesia Resident Wellness Committee. Her research during residency has included the peer-reviewed publication "Contributors to Operating Room Underutilization and Implications for Hospital Administrators" which was published in 2018 in the Journal of Healthcare Management. She has served as the BWH liaison on the Committee of Resident and Fellow Affairs for the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists.