Margaret Plews-Ogan, MD, MS

Bio: Margaret Plews-Ogan, MD, MS

Published or in Press

Plews-Ogan M, May N, Owens J, Ardelt M, Shapiro J, Bell SK. Wisdom in medicine: what helps physicians after a medical error. Acad Med. 2015 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Plews-Ogan ML, Nadkarni MM, Forren S, Leon D, White D, Marineau D, Schorling JB, Schectman JM. Patient safety in the ambulatory setting: A clinician-based approach. J Gen Intern Med 2004;19(7):719-727.

Plews-Ogan M, Owens J, Goodman M, Wolfe P, Schorling J. A pilot study evaluating mindfulness-based stress reduction and massage for the management of chronic pain. J Gen Intern Med 2005;20(12):1136-1138.

Schectman JM, Plews-Ogan ML. Physician perception of hospital safety and barriers to incident reporting. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2006;32(6):337-343.

Plews-Ogan M, May N, Schorling J, Becker D, Frankel R, Graham E, Haizlip J, Hostler S, Pollart S, Howell RE. Feeding the good wolf: Appreciative inquiry and graduate medical education. ACGME eBulletin November, 2007;5-8.

Voss J, May N, Schorling J, Lyman J, Schectman J, Wolf A, Nadkarni M, Plews-Ogan ML. Changing conversations: Teaching safety and quality in residency training. Acad Med 2008;83(11):1080-1086.

Autio K, Plews-Ogan M, Englehard C. The high cost of medical care: Strategies for delivering cost effective care in an academic environment. UVA J Med, July 2009.

Marks J, Plews-Ogan M, Groninger H, Schectman JM. The association of health literacy and socio-demographic factors with medication knowledge. J Patient Educ Counseling 2010;78(issue 3):372-376.

“Achieving transformational change: Using appreciative inquiry for strategic planning in a school of nursing”. In submission, Journal of Professional Nursing.

Perez T, Bass E, Helms A, Plews-Ogan M. Comparison of patient data in parallel records: the sign-out sheet and the electronic medical record. Accepted to the IEEE 2010 International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. October 10-13, 2010. Istanbul, Turkey.

Haizlip JA, McDaniel CD, Williams A, Angle JF, Keefe-Jankowski C, May NB, Schorling JB, Whitney D, Plews-Ogan M. Successful adaptation of appreciative inquiry for academic medicine. J AI Practitioner 2010;12(3):44-48.

Helms AS, Perez TE, Baltz J, Donowitz G, Hoke G, Bass E, Plews-Ogan ML.  Internal medicine resident sign-out: assessment of hand-off of care practice, the effect of multiple shift changes, and an appreciative inquiry approach to improvement. J Gen Intern Med 2012;27:287-291.


Meth S, Bass E, Perez T, Bartelt L, Helms A, Plews-Ogan M. Assessing the quality of residents’ night float sign-out using post-call surveys. Presented to the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Minneapolis MN, May 2010.

Bass EJ, Perez T, Meth S, DeVoge J, Helms A, Bartelt L, Plews-Ogan M, Hoke G. Supporting hand-off of care: sign out support tools, process and evaluation. The 2010 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Savannah, GA, February 6-10, 2010.


May N, Whitney D, Becker D, Frankel R, Haizlip J. Appreciative Inquiry in Health Care: Positive Questions to Bring Out the Best. Brunswick, OH: Crown Publishing, Inc, 2011.

Plews-Ogan M, Owens JE, May N. Choosing Wisdom: Strategies and Inspiration for Growing through Life-Changing Difficulties. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press, 2012.

Invited Lectures

“Patient Safety 5 Years Later”, Medical Center Hour, University of Virginia Health System, Co-presentor with Robert Wachter, M.D., September 2006.

“Preventing Medical Errors: The Physician Perspective”, Carilion Annual Ethics Conference, Roanoke Carilion Health System, Roanoke, VA, September 2006.

“In the Wake of an Error: Caring, Learning and Healing”, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2010.

Invited Workshops

Using Narrative to Find Meaning: Physicians and Medical Error. SGIM 2007 Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Appreciative Inquiry in Academic Medicine, University of Texas, Houston. Co-lead two day workshop on using Appreciative Inquiry to achieve culture change in Academic Medical Centers. Participants included leadership in Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing. 2008.

Leadership in Academic Matters: Appreciative Inquiry and Leadership in Academic institutions. 4 hour workshop given twice per year to University of Virginia faculty in the Leadership in Academic Matters leadership development program. Faculty are from all areas of the University. 2008-2010.

Appreciative Inquiry and Culture Change in Academic Medical Centers. University HealthSystem Consortium 2009 Human Resources Annual Meeting.