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Expert in Healthcare- Kidney diseases

Expert ID: 734256 Iowa, USA

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Expert has been working as an academic nephrologist since finishing his residency in 2005. The clinical part of his work involves all aspects of care for patients with kidney diseases (including transplant, kidney stones, hypertension, and dialysis) both in an inpatient (at all 3 hospitals in the Iowa City area) and outpatient setting; Expert also continues to have a general internal medicine inpatient exposure. The teaching aspect of his job involves both formal/class as well as bedside/clinical education for trainees at different levels (students, residents of different specialties and nephrology fellows as well as peers - outreach, division, and departmental lectures).

From an administrative perspective, Expert has been the medical director for dialysis at the University of Iowa since 2015; in this role, He is responsible for the quality and safety, staff education and other aspects of the 7 dialysis units owned by the University; leadership skills in this job involve communication, negotiations across departments and with senior leadership.

Expert is also a quality officer in the department of medicine and solid organ transplant. In preparing for the fundamental changes in healthcare, he completed a Masters in Healthcare Delivery Science through Dartmouth College. In the area of research, Expert is a PI or subI for 6 Pharma sponsored trials. Editorial work includes publications, posters, and abstracts in the area of transplantation and general nephrology.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2015 Degree: Master of Science Subject: Health Care Delivery Institution: Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy
Year: 2005 Degree: Fellowship Subject: Nephrology Institution: University of Kentucky, Lexington
Year: 2003 Degree: Residency Subject: Internal Medicine Institution: University of Kentucky, Lexington
Year: 2000 Degree: Internship Subject: Pathology Institution: University of Missouri in Kansas City
Year: 1997 Degree: Residency Subject: Internal Medicine Institution: “Carol Davila” School of Medicine, Romania
Year: 1993 Degree: Internship Subject: Clinical Institution: Suceava County Hospital, Romania
Year: 1992 Degree: Medical School Subject: Medicine Institution: “Grigore T Popa” School of Medicine, Romania

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Clinical Professor Department: Responsibilities: Clinical Professor
Years: 2013 to 2018 Employer: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Title: Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities: Assistant Professor
Years: 2009 to 2013 Employer: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Title: Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities: Assistant Professor
Years: 2005 to 2009 Employer: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Title: Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities: Assistant Professor

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1986 to 1992 Country / Region: Romania Summary: Medical School
Years: 1992 to 1993 Country / Region: Romania Summary: Clinical Internship
Years: 1993 to 1997 Country / Region: Romania Summary: Internal Medicine Residency

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Health Information Exchange Clinical Workgroup
Treasurer and Board Member for the Arkansas Chapter of ACP
Program Planning Committees for the 2007 annual meeting of Arkansas chapter of ACP
ACP Iowa Chapter Council of Young Physicians (young physicians involvement in ACP)
Associate Faculty Member “Faculty of 1000”
ACP Iowa Scientific Chapter (ACP meeting planning)
Program Planning for the 2012 annual meeting of Iowa chapter of ACP
Elected Member Medical Advisory Board, End-Stage Renal Disease Network Region #12
National Renal Administrator Association Physician Relations and Program Committees
At-large director for the Iowa Medical Society Board -organizing committee for the annual conference and task force for developing the Physician Business Leadership Certificate Program
Nephrology Fellowship Selection
Fellows’ Research (to promote fellows research)
Program Evaluation for Nephrology Fellowship

Licenses / Certifications
1992: MD Diploma
1997: ECFMG Certificate
2003: Diplomate, ABIM, Internal Medicine–valid until 2025
2005: Diplomate, ABIM, Nephrology–valid until 2026
2009: Iowa License
2015: Central venous Line placement competency testing
2017: BCLS Certification
2017: AHSCP Certified Hypertension Specialist– valid until 2027

Professional Appointments
IV. Academic Appointments

2005-20xx Assistant Professor University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock
2009-20xx Assistant Professor University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City
2013-20xx Assistant Professor University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City
2018- 20xx Clinical Professor University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City

Hospital Appointments:
2005-2009 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center, Little Rock
2005-2009 Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
2009-present Central Iowa Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa City
2009-present Mercy Hospital, Iowa City
2009-present University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City
Awards / Recognition
Officer, Quality and Safety for the Dept. of Medicine
Director UIHC Home Dialysis Program
Director UIHC Dialysis Program

Awards:
VA Service Award
Best Doctors in Arkansas
International Who’s Who and Marquis Who’s Who
Fellow American Society of Nephrology
Fellow American College of Physicians
University of Iowa Practice group - Excellence in Quality Award
Medical / Professional
2012: Service and Operational Excellence training
2017: Lean Improvement Model for Health Care - 2 day course with Operations Excellence, University of Iowa
2016-2017: University of Iowa Medical Directors meetings (monthly)
2018: Leadership Workshop – Renal Physician Association and American Association for Physician Leadership
2018: Coding and Billing Workshop – Renal Physician Association, Annual Meeting

Administration of Educational Programs:
2008-20xx Director, Internal Medicine Ambulatory Elective
2017- 20xx Course director for the Healthcare Delivery and Management Distinction Track, Carver College of Medicine
2017-20xx Office of Healthcare Leadership Education, program to provide business and leadership education and training services to clinician

Curriculum Development and Instructional Design:
Expanded the internal medicine ambulatory elective curriculum for 4th year medical students
Developed interactive teaching modules for the continuity ambulatory curriculum for IM residents
Developed a case based Nephrology teaching module for the Medicine Clerkship Core Curriculum for the 3rd year medical students in the Internal Medicine Clerkship
Contributing author, “Renal Quick Reference Guide”, a quick reference on nephrology topics for renal Fellows, published on the ICON website
Education module: “Future Role of the Clinician”, VHA grant
Innovations & Integrations in Medicine and Business: Distinction Track in Healthcare Delivery & Management
Innovation in Healthcare Delivery, presentation for the Executive Leadership Academy
In partnership with Iowa Medical Society and Iowa Hospital Association, developing a curriculum for a Physician Business Leadership Certificate Program
Clinical Operations (Internal Medicine Department operations improvement)
Multidisciplinary Kidney Transplant Listing (reviewing candidates for kidney transplant)
Departmental ad hoc Committee for Faculty Recruitment
Planning committees for the Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Symposium
Clinical Leadership Council, department of Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine – Medicine Department 5 year review
Solid organ transplant Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Steering
Mortality, Morbidity and Improvement Conference Planning Group
Department Consulting Group (promotions)
Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Patient Safety
Quality and Performance Improvement
Medical Records
IRB
Medical Education (development of faculty teaching skills on the inpatient services by analyzing clinical scenarios)
Dialysis Policy Board
UI Health Care Referring Physician Steering Council
Lab Utilization Committee – addresses the high cost of unnecessary labs ordered for inpatients
Physician Leader, Inpatient University of Iowa Hospitals, 100 Million Dollar Right-Sizing Project, specialty pharmacy
Simulation center planning, project team
Medical Director Time Reporting Workgroup
Task Force for Dialysis Program evaluation (Market analysis, financials, future trends and growth)
Safety and Oversight Team workgroups on kidney biopsy and dispensing 3% saline
Emergency Management
Professional Standards
Student Promotion
CME (organizational oversight and assistance for university educational activities)
Interviewer for Medical School, Residency, Fellowship, Faculty
Innovations and Integrations in Medicine and Business (Healthcare Delivery and Management Track)

V. Hospital Appointments

2005-2009 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center, Little Rock
2005-2009 Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
2009-present Central Iowa Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa City
2009-present Mercy Hospital, Iowa City
2009-present University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City

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