Physician Engagement in Quality & Safety

IHQI helps physicians gain a solid foundation in quality improvement through this one-day course that highlights the safety and quality challenges facing healthcare and physicians' role as leaders in improvement work. The course emphasizes involving patients and families in quality and safety.


  • Introduction to QI methods (including Lean, Six Sigma and the Model for Improvement)
  • Leadership roles in QI and how to participate in and contribute to QI at UNC
  • Disclosure of adverse events, patient safety and peer support
  • Involving patients and families in quality and safety
  • TeamSTEPPS initiatives and techniques

 2017-2018 Dates

Thu, Aug 10

Tue, Nov 7 Wed, Jan 24

Wed, Mar 7

Wed, Oct 4

Tue, Dec 5 Fri, Feb 16

Thu, Apr 5


Register via LMS (enter "unchihqi" in the Learning Activities search box). Directions and parking information can be found here.


Laura Brown, MPH - UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement

Bhisham Chera, MD - Radiation/Oncology

Patience Leino - American Board of Pediatrics

Celeste Mayer, PhD - Patient Safety Officer, UNC Medical Center

Tom Ivester, MD, MPH; Maternal Fetal Medicine & Chief Medical Officer

 and Vice President for Medical Affairs, UNC Hospitals

Lori Lee - Me Fine Foundation; NC Children's Hospital Family Advisory Board

Tina Willis, MD - UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement Pediatric Critical Care

Shana Ratner, MD - General Internal Medicine
Rebecca Smith, MD - Pediatric Critical Care Alex Toledo, MD - Transplant Surgery

Tom Bice, MD, MSc - Pulmonary Medicine

Chris Walsh-Kelly, MD - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Will Stoudemire, MD - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

John Stephens, MD - General Internal Medicine

Jamie Cavanaugh, PharmD - General Internal Medicine

Mark Gwynne, DO - Family Medicine & UNC Health Alliance