Internal Medicine

johnsealy

Quality Internal Medicine


The Department of Internal Medicine is committed to delivering state of the art, quality healthcare as well as the utmost in customer service. Towards this end, our faculty and staff are active in practicing and teaching systematic quality improvement that is based on data and results driven. This quest for quality is championed by Dr. Lindsay Sonstein who serves as the Director of Quality Management for the Department of Internal Medicine. A formal quality improvement education curriculum for residents and faculty has been implemented and quality improvement projects are currently ongoing in both the ambulatory and inpatient arenas.

The Department of Internal Medicine is committed to delivering state of the art, quality healthcare as well as the utmost in customer service. Towards this end, our faculty and staff are active in practicing and teaching systematic quality improvement that is based on data and results driven. This quest for quality is championed by Dr. Lindsay Sonstein who serves as the Director of Quality Management for the Department of Internal Medicine. A formal quality improvement education curriculum for residents and faculty has been implemented and quality improvement projects are currently ongoing in both the ambulatory and inpatient arenas.

Faculty

  • Sonstein, Lindsay K., MD

    Lindsay Sonstein
    Associate Professor

    Program Director Internal Medicine Residency Program
    Laura R. Schweppe Distinguished Professor
    Vice Chair Inpatient Affairs

    Division: General Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio, Curriculum Vitae
  • Clark, Carlos A., DO, CMIO

    Carlos Clark, DO CMIO
    Assistant Professor

    Chief Medical Information Officer

    Division: General Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio, Curriculum Vitae
  • Sharma, Gulshan, MD, MPH

    Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH
    Professor

    Vice President, Chief Medical & Clinical Innovation Officer
    Sealy and Smith Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine
    Director, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

    Division: Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio, Pub Med, Curriculum Vitae
  1. Development of a quality improvement curriculum for Internal Medicine residents modeling the IHI open school. – C Clark, DO; MN Luna, MD
  2. Focused educational activity to reduce the use of routine chest radiograph in mechanically ventilated patients – G Sharma, MD
  3. Implementing a longitudinal quality and patient curriculum for the UTMB Medical Students – C Clark, DO; MN Luna, MD; S Quach, MD
  4. Improving the care transition of patients hospitalized with copd or chf exacerbation to reduce early readmission – C Clark, DO; G Sharma, MD; L Sonstein, MD
  5. Improving compliance with evidence based medicine management of patients hospitalized with copd exacerbation. – G Sharma, MD
  6. Improving discharge documentation for the core measures using a documentation reminder system. – L Sonstein, MD; G White, MD
  7. Improving DVT prophylaxis rates in hospitalized patients – G Sharma, MD; S Quach, MD; L Sonstein, MD
  8. Improving length of stay on the IM Ward Services – L Sonstein, MD
  9. Improving MICU throughput – G Sharma, MD
  10. Improving Patient Satisfaction in IM clinics using a provider communication tool (AVS) – C Clark, DO
  11. Improving pneumovax administration rates in the outpatient Internal Medicine and Geriatric Clinics – E. Hommel, MD; G Reep, MD; L Sonstein, MD
  12. Improving resident satisfaction and efficiency with the "Resident Admit Note" – L Sonstein, MD; G White, MD
  13. Improving Smoking Cessation rates in the IM Resident's clinic – C Clark, DO
  14. Improving the transition of care for patients on chronic Warfarin therapy – C Clark, DO; L Sonstein, MD
  15. Teaching quality improvement core knowledge to faculty and fellows using an interactive half day workshop – C Clark, DO; MN Luna, MD; L Sonstein, MD