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Ryan Lupo is a fourth-year medical student from Nesconset, New York who is pursuing general surgery. He became interested in quality improvement during his third year clinical rotations, when he worked to improve COVID-19 vaccination rates for Hispanic patients at a clinical site in rural North Carolina. Currently, Ryan is working with Dr. Trista Reid on a project to increase the utilization of palliative care services and increase the percentage of patients who have Advanced Care Plans in the Surgical ICU at UNC.

CLQS Project

Screening for Palliative Care Needs in the SICU


Trista Reid, MD, MPH, FACS. Trauma Critical Care Surgeon, Associate Program Director for the UNC General Surgery Residency Program, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery