CHIRAL Leadership

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Sarwat Chaudhry, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Co-Director, National Clinician Scholars Program

Sarwat Chaudhry, MD, is a leader in research and quality improvement efforts designed to improve clinical outcomes and delivery of care in the hospital setting. A board-certified internist, Dr. Chaudhry has earned national honors for her work and authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in the areas of care transitions, quality of care, geriatrics, and cardiovascular outcomes. In addition to her work on CHIRAL, Dr. Chaudhry is the Director of the Academic Hospitalist Program at the Yale...

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Principal Investigators

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Sarwat Chaudhry, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Co-Director, National Clinician Scholars Program

Sarwat Chaudhry, MD is a board-certified internist who completed her clinical training at the University of Chicago. She came to Yale for the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and now holds a faculty position as Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of General Medicine. Her work focuses on improving the care and outcomes of hospitalized patients, with a focus on older patients hospitalized for cardiovascular disease. Dr. Chaudhry serves as Director of the Academic...

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Beth L. Emerson, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine

Medical Director, Children's Emergency Department

Deputy Quality and Safety Officer, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

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Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Scientist, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Director, ED Quality and Safety Research and Strategy

Co-Director, Emergency Department Administration Fellowship

Dr. Venkatesh's interest is in the development of performance measures designed to improve emergency department, hospital and health system outcomes. His research focuses on studying variation in emergency physician decision making on hospital admission from the Emergency Department. He is funded by the Emergency Medicine Foundation, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) Faculty Scholars Program, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study national trends in acute,...

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Investigators

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Charles Matouk, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Chief, Neurovascular Surgery

Director, Neurovascular/Endovascular Fellowship

As Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Dr. Matouk brings to the CHIRAL team a wealth of knowledge regarding neurosurgical interventions for patients with atraumatic intracranial hemorrhage. His expertise has been invaluable to our team’s approach to improving the safety and quality of care transitions for patients transferred to YNHH with atraumatic intracranial hemorrhage.

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Vivek Parwani, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical Director, Yale-New Haven Adult Emergency Department

As the Medical Director of the Yale-New Haven Adult Emergency Department, Dr. Parwani brings a deep knowledge and understanding of the operational nuances of navigating patient care transfers via the YNHH Emergency Department. This knowledge has been, and will continue to be a great asset to the CHIRAL team.

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Laura Pham, MD

Dr. Pham, Medical Director of Y-Access, YNHH’s patient transfer service, brings to the CHIRAL team an invaluable understanding of the process by which patients are transferred from outside hospitals to YNHH. This understanding has been instrumental in the formation of our team’s approach, and will inform our intervention roll-out and evaluation.

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John Sather, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

With clinical experience in both Emergency Medicine and Surgical Critical Care, Dr. Sather brings a unique blend of clinical expertise to the CHIRAL team. In addition, Dr. Sather’s role as the Director of Quality Improvement within the Emergency Department at Yale New Haven Hospital, a position he has held since 2014, informs our team’s approach to improving the safety and quality of care transitions for patients transferred to YNHH with atraumatic intracranial hemorrhage.

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Kevin Sheth, MD, FAHA, FCCM, FNCS, FANA, FAAN(Neurology)

Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery

Associate Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Neurology

Division Chief, Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology

Director, Neuroscience ICU

Dr. Sheth, the founding Chief of the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology at Yale New Haven Hospital, brings highly relevant clinical expertise to the CHIRAL team. His research, focused on care of patients with acute neurological injuries, especially those complicated by hemorrhage, has helped to shape our team’s approach to improving the safety and quality of care transitions for patients transferred to YNHH with atraumatic intracranial hemorrhage.

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Andrew Ulrich, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Professor, Department of Emergency medicine

Vice Chair of Operations

Dr. Ulrich, Professor and the Vice Chair of Operations for the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine, brings to the CHIRAL team a wealth of expertise. In practice for nearly 30 years, Dr. Ulrich is highly respected for his understanding of, and improvements to, the delivery of high-quality care within emergency departments. His knowledge, especially regarding patient process and flow through the ED, is a valuable advantage for the CHIRAL team.

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