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Naseema Merchant

FCCP, FACP, FHM, MBBS
Assistant Professor; Physician Lead, High Reliability Organization, Medicine; Site Director, Chief Residency Program in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Medicine; Site Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship, Medicine; Co-Director, Distinction Pathway, Quality Improvement and Physician Leadership, Medicine

Contact Information

Naseema Merchant, FCCP, FACP, FHM, MBBS

Appointments

Education & Training

  • Point of Care Ultrasound Training
    Yale University (2019)
  • Faculty Development Course in Clinical Teaching (Developed by Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers)
    Yale University (2019)
  • Fellow, Medical Education
    Yale School of Medicine (2014)
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2000)
  • Resident
    University of Illinois at Chicago (1996)
  • Intern
    University of Illinois at Chicago (1994)
  • Intern
    Aga Khan University Hospital (1992)
  • MBBS
    Aga Khan University (1991)
  • Non Degree Program
    St. Lawrence College, Premedical Track, Higher Secondary School Certificate (1985)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
"Certificate of Appreciation," Mentorship in the Internal Medicine CommunityAmerican College of Physicians2022
"Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award"Connecticut Chapter, American College of Physicians2021
Prosci Change Management Certification (Lead in Successful Organizational Change)2021
"Anthony DiMarco Teaching Lecture Award"American Society of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals2020
Lean Six Sigma Certification (Health Care Process Improvement), Green Belt Level Candidate2019
"Top Hospitalist"Hospitalist Journal, American College of Physician2017
"Medicine Service Line Award for Patient Safety"Veterans Integrated Service Network 1 (VISN 1)2016
"Laureate Award for Professional Service"Connecticut Chapter, American College of Physicians2016
Lean Six Sigma Certification (Health Care Process Improvement), Yellow Belt Level2016
"CT Immigrant Day Award"Connecticut Refugee and Immigration Coalition, State of Connecticut2015
Fellow in Hospital MedicineSociety of Hospital Medicine2012
"Special Award for Teaching Recognition," Family Medicine Residency ProgramMiddlesex Hospital2011
FellowAmerican College of Physicians2004
FellowAmerican College of Chest Physicians2002
"Master Teacher" (2001-2011), Family Medicine Residency ProgramMiddlesex Hospital2002
"Teaching Attending of the Year," Family Practice Residency ProgramMiddlesex Hospital2001
"PGY-1 of the Year," Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of Illinois School of Medicine1994

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Member and Curriculum Advisor, Yale GME Quality and Safety Educators CouncilCommittee Member2021 - Present
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Hospital Peer Review CommitteeHospital Peer Review Committee2021 - Present
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Clinical Team TrainingInstructor2021 - Present
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Reliability Organization Baseline TrainingInstructor2021 - Present
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, HRO Working GroupCo-Chair2021 - Present
Society of General Internal Medicine- Clinical Practice CommitteeMember, Clinical Practice Committee2021 - Present
Society of General Internal Medicine- Academic Hospitalist CommissionMember, Academic Hospitalist Commission2021 - Present
American College of Physicians, Connecticut Chapter, Diversity CommitteeCommittee Member2021 - Present
American College of Physicians, Physician Co-Lead, Hospital Medicine Content, Internal Medicine Scientific Program Committee 2023Physician Co-Lead, Hospital Medicine Content, Internal Medicine Scientific Program Committee, 2023, American College of Physicians2021 - Present
American College of PhysiciansGrant Reviewer, “Building Trust and Equity in Internal Medicine Training Program. Applicants all over the country applied for grants for their project and each application/grant proposal was reviewed and scored.2020 - 2021
New England Journal of Medicine Resident 360Panel expert, Teaching on the Wards: Resident as Teachers.2020
New England Journal of Medicine Resident 360Poster Judge, NEJM Resident 360 series QI Challenge Poster2020
New England Journal of Medicine- NEJM Resident 360 (Teaching on the Wards Series)Expert Panel Member2020
New England Journal of Medicine- NEJM Resident 360 (QI Challenge Poster Competition)Expert Panel Member2020
Society of General Internal Medicine - Quality and Patient Safety SubcommitteeMember, Quality and Patient Safety Subcommittee of the Clinical Practice Committee2020 - Present
American College of Physicians, Advance QI Coaching ProgramQI Coach, ACP Advance QI Coaching program2020 - Present
New England Journal of Medicine Resident 360Panel Expert- NEJM Resident 360 series: Quality Improvement2019
New England Journal of Medicine- NEJM Resident 360 (Quality Improvement Series)Expert Panel Member2019
British Medical Journal- BMJ Case ReportsReviewed manuscripts2018
The LancetReviewed manuscripts2018
Journal of General Internal MedicineReviewer2018 - Present
American College of Physicians, Connecticut Chapter, Annual Scientific ProgramReviewer, resident and student abstracts for the annual meeting2018 - Present
American Lung Association, Connecticut Pulmonary Section (formerly Connecticut Thoracic Society)Senior Councilor, Executive Committee2017 - Present
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Patient Safety Champions CommitteeCo-Chair2016 - 2019
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Hospital Patient Safety CommitteeCo-Chair2016 - Present
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Annual Hospital-Wide Patient Safety Conference Program Planning CommitteeCo-Chair2016 - Present
Society of General Internal Medicine- New England RegionPoster judge, annual meeting, New England Region, SGIM2016 - Present
American Lung Association, Connecticut Pulmonary Section (formerly Connecticut Thoracic Society)President2015 - 2017
Society of General Internal Medicine- New England RegionAbstract reviewer, Annual meeting, New England Region, SGIM2015
American College of Physicians, Connecticut Chapter, Annual Scientific Program Planning CommitteeCo-Chair2015 - Present
American College of Physicians, Connecticut Chapter, Annual Scientific Program Planning CommitteeResponsible for planning the educational program to meet the needs of our diverse trainees and attending physicians in the Connecticut Internal Medicine community.2014 - Present
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Continuous Quality Improvement CommitteeMember2013 - 2019
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Patient Flow CommitteeMember2013 - 2018
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Falls CommitteeMember2013 - 2015
American Lung Association, Connecticut Pulmonary Section (formerly Connecticut Thoracic Society)Vice President2013 - 2015
American College of Physicians, Connecticut Chapter, Annual Scientific Program Planning CommitteeCommittee Member2013
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Peer Review CommitteeAd-hoc reviewer2012 - 2021
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Pay Panel CommitteeAd-hoc Member2012 - 2019
American College of PhysiciansMember2011 - Present
Society of Hospital MedicineMember2010 - Present
American Lung Association, Connecticut Pulmonary Section (formerly Connecticut Thoracic Society)Executive Committee Member2008 - 2013
American College of Physicians, Connecticut Chapter, Diversity CommitteeServed as the chair of the diversity committee of the chapter helping with events and initiatives to support DEI.2007 - 2021
American College of Physicians, Connecticut Chapter, Annual Scientific ProgramResident poster judge, annual meeting2007 - 2009
American Thoracic SocietyMember2000 - 2012
American College of Chest PhysiciansMember1998 - 2010

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