LEADS Project: Establishing a Unified Departmental Quality Improvement Process
Advisor: Grant Greenberg, MD, MA, MHSA
I am an associate professor with the department of Family and Community medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas. I completed my medical schooling at the University of Ottawa, Canada. My internship was as a done at Bassett-Columbia in Cooperstown, NY. My residency at St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program in Utica, NY. I did my Fellowship in geriatric medicine from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
Post fellowship, I practiced in rural eastern NC for a little over 5 years, prior to transitioning to academic medicine. My clinical interests lie in working with the elderly, patients with complex care needs, especially in underserved/indigent populations. My current interests lie in clinical access and quality of care improvement and on improving the way technology affects the primary care. I enjoy developing curricula, to meet the current and anticipated needs of our learners and faculty.
Good primary care is the back bone of health care in any community. The ideal family medicine department is one that molds its graduates and faculty to meet the primary care needs of the communities they serve. As well as provide stewardship in the health systems that service these communities.
On a personal note, I have had a global upbringing with my formative pre-med years spent in Germany, Ethiopia, India & Russia. I love to travel, I am a keen photographer and look for any opportunity to spend time in wilderness. This passion I share with my wife, Soraya Gollop Ph.D. (Philosophy) a New Zealander who is also a gifted artist and educator. Together we are raising a very inquisitive young daughter.
For the future, I look forward for new opportunities in being part of, or leading a department that embraces change and invests in its most valuable assets, the people it has, the people it serves and the learners it shapes.