UVA Radiology Keynote Lecture Series: “Checklists are not Enough—Safety and Quality in US Healthcare Challenges from Stratosphere to Ground”

December 3, 2021 by   |   Leave a Comment

Tracey Hoke, MD, MSc; Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH; Michael Dake, MD; Andy Pasztor — Moderated by Dr. Ziv Haskal

Wednesday, December 8th

UVA Professor of Radiology, Dr. Ziv Haskal, is joined by a distinguished panel to continue the UVA Radiology Keynote Lecture Series. Using lessons learned from the airline industry, the speakers address a vital question: why, after all this time, are we still having problems providing quality and safe healthcare for ourselves and for our our patients, as providers?

Learning Questions

  1. How do physicians and institutions accurately measure quality and safety metrics?
  2. What can the healthcare field learn about transparent safety metrics from the U.S. commercial aviation field?
  3. Why have nationwide estimates for “avoidable” patient fatalities climbed or only plateaued since nationwide actions to curb these deaths?

About the Speakers

Andy Pasztor

Andy Pasztor is a former aerospace reporter for The Wall Street Journal.  Mr. Pasztor, who is writing a book about the history of air safety, recently retired from The Wall Street Journal, where he covered aviation since the mid-1990s.  He is the author of the 1995 book When the Pentagon was for Sale: Inside America’s Biggest Defense Scandal.

UVA Radiology Keynote Lecturer Dr. Tracey Hoke, MDTracey Hoke, MD, MSc

Tracey Rous Hoke, MD, is a pediatrician who specializes in the care of hospitalized children.  Since 2013, she has served as chief of quality and performance improvement for UVA Health System.  In this role, she works with other senior leaders and staff to improve care delivery at the health system.  Dr. Hoke earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Dartmouth College and her medical degree from the University of Maryland.  She completed her residency in pediatrics at UVA and a fellowship in cardiology at Johns Hopkins.  Dr. Hoke holds a graduate degree in outcomes research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has also served as medical officer at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.  She joined UVA in 2006, as the director of quality and safety initiatives in the Department of Pediatrics.

UVA Radiology Keynote Lecturer Dr. Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPHArun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH

Arun Krishnaraj MD, MPH, is an associate professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging at the University of Virginia, where he serves as vice chair for Quality and Safety, director of the division of Body Imaging, chief of the section of Abdominal Imaging, director of Body Procedures, and fellowship director of Body Imaging.  Dr. Krishnaraj’s seeks to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of imaging and health care in the United States by leveraging his formal training in public health, clinical radiology, and informatics to maximize radiology’s value to society.  The focus of his research is on patient centered care, LEAN driven process improvement, the value of reporting, the role of artificial intelligence, the impact of social media in radiology, and the implications of evolving US health policy on the field of radiology.

UVA Radiology Keynote Lecturer Dr. Michael Dake, MDMichael Dake, MD

Dr. Michael D. Dake, an internationally recognized physician-scientist, health educator and innovative medical researcher, has been appointed senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona.  Dake has an international reputation for revolutionary work in improving vascular health to help treat debilitating diseases.  He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and more than 100 book chapters.  His publications in Nature Medicine have been cited more than 1,000 times, and his papers in the New England Journal of Medicine have been referenced more than 1,500 times.  Overall, the impact of Dake’s contributions to the medical literature have earned more than 30,000 citations, which puts him among the top scientists in his field.  He holds 31 U.S. patents and has founded five companies.

About the Moderator

UVA Professor, Dr. Ziv Haskal, MD, FSIRDr. Ziv Haskal, MD, FSIR
Professor, UVA Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Dr. Haskal is a tenured professor of radiology and medical imaging in the Division of Interventional Radiology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He received his M.D. at Boston University School of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. As a sought after teacher and educator, Dr. Haskal has given more than 500 invited lectures worldwide and been awarded numerous honorary fellowships, national, international and societal awards for leadership, service and research excellence. He has designed, participated or led more than 40 research trials. Dr. Haskal has also published more than 400 scientific manuscripts, chapters, review, abstracts and editorials in journals ranging from Human Gene Therapy and the New England Journal of Medicine, to Circulation, JVIR, Radiology, Hepatology and more. Dr. Haskal was the editor in chief of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) from 2011-2020, doubling its manuscript submissions, raising its impact factor and introducing numerous print, electronic and new media offerings.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *