MIQS Faculty

Individuals with faculty appointments to the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety join a diverse community of patient safety and healthcare quality advocates and leaders to advance the MIQS mission.

Faculty come from all walks of life, using their unique background, expertise and passion for making healthcare safer, to: reduce preventable harm, improve care outcomes, advance the science of healthcare delivery, and create a culture of healthcare transparency. MIQS faculty have the opportunity to tap into the expertise of Institute colleagues as well as other core resources of the institute, to improve care, advance scholarly work, find partners for collaboration, enhance individual knowledge and skill, and pursue research funding.

To learn about the different types of MIQS Faculty appointments, as well as requirements, responsibilities and privileges associated with MIQS faculty, please visit Join the Faculty.

Meet Our MIQS Faculty

Core Faculty

Associate Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

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Core Faculty

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Stephen Evans, MD
Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer, MedStar Health

Dr. Evans brings strong strategic, operational and medical leadership to MedStar Health; a $5 billion, multi-jurisdictional health system comprised of 10 hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. In this position, Dr. Evans oversees the medical education, research, clinical quality, and risk management initiatives for the system, as well as the academic partnership with Georgetown University School of Medicine and MedStar Health’s other academic affiliations.

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Bonnie Levin, PharmD, MBA, FASHP
Assistant Vice President, Pharmacy Service, MedStar Health

Dr. Levin leads the pharmacy enterprise’s strategy, technology and supply chain. She co-chairs the system Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, 340B Steering Committee and oversees networks of leaders, clinicians, buyers, informaticists, oncology practitioners and medication safety pharmacists.

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Nargiz Muganlinskaya

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Emilie Murray, MD, JD, MPH
Attending Physician and Patient Safety Operations Coordinator, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Dr. Murray is a practicing emergency physician and is the Patient Safety Operations Coordinator in MedStar Health Quality & Safety implementing CANDOR/Go Team across MedStar North. The CANDOR/Go Team goal is to improve the interface between patient, family, provider, and health system in the setting of a serious unanticipated outcome in clinical care. Her additional education in public health and law lends itself to a multi-faceted approach to the complexities of health care delivery. She is excited about furthering the MIQS mission to make health care more safe, compassionate, and trustworthy.

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Stephen Selinger

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Leigh Vinocur, MD
Board Certified Emergency Physician

Dr. Leigh Vinocur is a board certified emergency physician and national spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). She has been practicing medicine in various roles for the last 25 years as an emergency physician, a physician executive leader and a national media medical expert. Her most recent leadership role was as the Chief Medical Director at MedStar PromptCare, covering 15 urgent care clinics with over 90 providers treating over 150,000 patients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Wenyi Wang

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Associate Faculty

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Ryan Anderson

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Tony Calabria, MA, CPHQ, CSSBB
Clinical Quality and Regulatory Programs Director, MedStar Health

Tony holds a BS is Psychology and a MA in Experimental Psychology, as well as certifications in healthcare quality (CPHQ - Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality) and Lean/Six Sigma (CSSBB - Certified Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt). He has over 15 years of experience in healthcare quality and process improvement, with expertise in data analysis, interpretation, and reporting, as well as using improvement techniques and methods such as Lean, Six Sigma and PDSA. As a member of the MedStar Health Quality Team for nearly 4 years, Tony has facilitated and led system-wide clinical quality improvement initiatives involving analysis and interpretation of clinical quality data, process/workflow analysis, and process redesign activities. Such initiatives include the development and implementation of a standardized mortality review process and facilitating multidisciplinary improvement teams focused on reducing hospital acquired conditions. Additionally, he serves as the subject matter expert for CMS and HSCRC Pay for Performance Programs impacting inpatient areas, such as VBP/QBR and HAC/MAHC, and other publically available data, such as Leapfrog and CMS Star Ratings.

Tony is currently active in the Healthcare Quality Community as a board and committee member for the Maryland Association for Healthcare Quality (MAHQ) and as an instructor for the Executive Master's Program in Clinical Quality, Safety & Leadership at Georgetown University.

Tony’s goals and interests include improving the quality of care by supporting those who do the work and encourage shared learning through educational activities, research, and other methods of disseminating knowledge.

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Cory Feldman
Administrative Officer, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Cory serves as the Administrator for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH). In addition, he serves as a board member on the Patient Family Advisory Council for Quality and Safety (PFACQS) at MGUH and as the departments Safety Coach. Corey’s focus is on quality assurance, performance improvement, and patient safety. He is actively involved with the Center for Engaging Patients as Partners and Center for Integrated Healthcare Learning.

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Mary Herold

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Lynne V Karanfil, RN, MA, CIC, FAPIC
Director, Infection Prevention, MedStar Health

Lynne V Karanfil is the Corporate Director for Infection Prevention at MedStar Health. She facilitates strategic development of best practices of infection prevention across ten hospitals and business units including a large ambulatory practice. She is on the SHEA Awards Committee and also served APIC as President for the Greater Baltimore Chapter. She was awarded fellowship in APIC in their first cohort in 2016. During 2009 she spearheaded mandatory influenza vaccination program among their associates and affiliated physicians and achieved a 98% vaccination rate. She was the Associate Director, Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ms. Karanfil began in infection control in 1982 and has been board certified in infection control since 1988. She has published numerous articles and book chapters and has lectured both nationally and internationally.Ms. Karanfil received her BS Degree in Nursing from Wagner College and her MA Degree from New York University.

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Travis Mitchell

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Eric Pitts

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Yasmin Yusuf

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Adjunct Faculty

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Sarveshwari Singh

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