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


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

Mike Pignone, MD, MPH - UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement

& General Internal Medicine

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

Tina Willis, MD - UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement

& Pediatric Critical Care

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

Tom Bice, MD, MSc - Pulmonary Medicine

 2015-2016 Dates

Thu, Aug 20

Wed, Oct 21 Wed, Dec 16

Thu, Mar 17

Wed, Sep 16

Tue, Nov 3 Tue, Feb 2

Thu, Apr 21


Register via LMS (enter "unchihqi" in the Learning Activities search box).


email Laura Brown  phone (984) 974-3597