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Dr. Lavinia Kolarczyk is the Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Professor of Anesthesiology at UNC. She is also the director of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program. This program was developed in 2014 with support from IHQI. ERAS serves to standardize the perioperative management of patients undergoing a variety of surgical procedures using current evidence-based practice. ERAS programs serve as a vehicle to deliver value-based care, as they have proven to improve patient outcomes and decrease hospital expenditure. ERAS positively impacts over 1,000 patients per year. You can find Dr. Kolarczyk on Twitter @LKolarczyk_MD.