ACMQ Quality Improvement Bootcamp Faculty

Julia Caldwell, MD, FACMQ

Medical Director, Vitality Pain Bowling Green

Dr. Caldwell is a board certified and fellowship trained pain management specialist. She has been practicing pain management for eleven years. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Penn State University, where she was a Schreyer’s Honors Scholar, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She then completed her medical degree at the University of Cincinnati and then completed internship in internal medicine at St Josephs Mercy Hospital of Ann Arbor and then Anesthesia residency at the University of Michigan. After completing residency, she was trained at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Prior to working in Bowling Green, she worked in the Glasgow area and prior to that she was a professor at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine for six years.

Dr. Caldwell was named a Kentucky Colonel in 2003 and she completed her Masters in Healthcare Administration degree in 2013. She was given Young Investigator Award by the American Pain Society in 2007. She was named the Top Pain Management Physician in Pennsylvania and Kentucky in 2018 by Top Doctor and has been consistently named to Top Doctors since 2013. She was recently named to the Who’s Who List by the Continental Who’s Who of National Business Leaders in 2018 as well. She has published numerous articles and several book chapters. Most recently she contributed the first chapter to the third edition of Medical Quality Management and published in 2019 in the Simulation in Healthcare about 3D printing and its implications to healthcare and medical teaching.

Dr. Caldwell is actively committed to patient satisfaction and quality. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Medical Quality and is the committee co-chair for their member education and engagement committee. She also is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiology where she is an active member of the Ethics Committee and an editor for the Ethics Syllabus. Her professional interests include botox for migraines, cervical dystonia, and spasticity, intrathecal pumps – baclofen, prialt and opioid, cancer pain, pelvic and abdominal pain, kyphoplasty, and spinal cord stimulation.



Beverly A. Collins, MD, MBA, MS, FACPM, FACMQ

Chief Quality Officer, Health Partners Plans

Dr. Beverly Collins is a board member, Treasurer and President-Elect of the American College of Medical Quality and serves as a board member and Co-chair of the Exam Writing Committee of the American Board of Medical Quality.

She has worked in multiple healthcare fields including her current position of VP, Chief Quality Officer at Health Partners Plans in Philadelphia; Medical Director at WellCare, NJ; Medical Director and VP of Quality and Training for an insurance company Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, and Senior Director of Medical Informatics Department leveraging data and methodologies for care cost management, development of provider performance programs, and predictive modeling.

Dr. Collins has more than 20 years of leadership experience in organized medicine, such as the Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi), the Baltimore City Medical Society where she was President in 1999, and the American College of Preventive Medicine, as well as the American College of Medical Quality.

Dr. Collins received her M.D. from the University of Maryland Medical School, her Executive M.B.A. degree from Loyola University in Baltimore, and her M.S. in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine.



Ricardo Correa, MD, EsD, FACP, FACE, FAPCR, CMQ

Program Director Endocrinology Fellowship and Director for Diversity on GME at University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Ricardo Correa, MD, EsD, FACP, FACE, FAPCR, CMQ is the Program Director for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship and the Director for Diversity of Graduate Medical Education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Staff Clinician and Researcher at Phoenix VAMC and Assistant Professor of medicine at Mayo School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic-Arizona and Associate professor of Creighton SOM-Phoenix campus. He is editor of Dynamed, SGIM Forum and outreach unit director of and Thyroid manager and multiple other journals.

He completed his Medical School and Education Master at the University of Panama. He completed a research fellowship in Epidemiology and Tropical disease at ICGES in Panama City and his internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami (UM) program. In 2012, he was honored with the AOA and GoldDOC Award. Then he pursued his clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism with a special focus in neuroendocrine research at NIH. He was trained in Evidence-based Medicine at McMaster University in Canada and in the Editorial process and OJS by LATINDEX.

Dr. Correa has been involved in multiple academic, scientific and educational activities. Dr. Correa has published more than 40 papers in peer-review journals, has one NIH Grant and is part of multiple scientific journal editorial committees, etc. Also, he is a consultant for Latin-American science center including Bolivia and Panama national science department. He is a national speaker for adrenal and pituitary topics as well as healthcare disparities and transgender.

Dr. Correa is very involved in diversity in medicine and physician wellbeing. He has given multiple lectures on this topic and is involved in increasing underrepresented minorities including International Medical Graduates into academic medicine through multiple national and regional organizations. He is involved in leadership of multiple organization including The Endocrine Society, The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist, The American Thyroid Association, The American College of Physician, The Academy of Physician of Clinical Research, The American Federation of Medical Research, The National Hispanic Medical Association, The American Medical Association among others.

He is board-certified in Medical Quality by the ABMQ. He is the author of the book title Case Report: Basics and Publication. His research is focused on the study of long-term consequences of hormonal replacement therapy on the transgender population, subclinical Cushing and adrenal incidentaloma and using a peer support system to decrease the burden of diabetes complications in the underserved Hispanic populations in a different region of the country. Besides this, he is doing a collaboration with other GME community on how to improve recruitment into GME.



Donna Daniel, PhD

Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton

Donna Daniel, PhD, recently joined Booz Allen Hamilton as lead associate in their healthcare division. Dr. Daniel is responsible for developing proposals, leading programs, and supporting clients through healthcare consulting. She serves as subject matter expert on learning strategies, quality improvement models, and formative evaluation methods. Dr. Daniel is positioned to lead national strategic efforts which include leading learning and action networks, partnering with patient family advisors, developing content for a knowledge management system, developing assessments to determine if interventions are associated with improved outcomes, managing campaigns, and more.

Prior to Booz Allen, she worked at IBM Watson Health as senior program director, leading practice transformation, serving as executive director of the Value-Based Care Industry Impact Council, and was associate chief health officer for non-profit partnerships. Dr. Daniel also worked at the American Medical Association where she served as director of improving health outcomes strategies and led cardiovascular disease prevention programs for improving health outcomes. Formerly, she served as the director of practice transformation and measurement for the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative and also as a faculty member for the American Academy of Family Physicians performance enhancement program. Dr. Daniel spent eight years working for the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Quality Improvement Organization program. During this time she led the Performance Improvement QIO Support Center which trained this national network on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s breakthrough series collaborative model and Lean methods.

Dr. Daniel received a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in mathematics and statistics and her doctorate in biometry and epidemiology.



Amy Deutschendorf, MS, RN

Principal, Clinical Resource Consultants, LLC; Faculty JHU School of Nursing; Jh Academy Scholar

Amy Deutschendorf is the Principal of Clinical Resource Consultants, LLC providing consultation services to health systems, and care delivery providers across the healthcare continuum. She provides expertise and strategy in the areas of care delivery transformation, clinical program development, leadership strategies, quality and safety improvement, care coordination/utilization program development, and regulatory compliance. She specializes in creating innovative and integrated models for care delivery spanning the continuum of care to improve patient outcomes.

Amy is the former Vice President of Care Coordination and Clinical Resource Management for the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. She led the Johns Hopkins Health system initiative on reducing preventable readmissions and spearheaded the adoption of expansive care coordination and transitions of care “bundle” of strategies to improve patient outcomes. Amy headed the team that helped write and implement a $19.5 million federal innovation grant that launched the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership and resulted in over $90 million in acute care savings for Medicare and Medicaid Programs.

Amy’s impressive career represents over 40 years of experience in patient care administration, advanced nursing practice, education, and consultation. She is known for her passionate and dedicated approach to leadership and health policy advocacy. She has published and presented nationally on topics affecting patient outcomes, including readmission risk reduction strategies, professional nursing advancement, patient care delivery, and current health care trends. She holds a M.S. in Nursing from the University of Maryland, and a B.S. in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University.



Yosef D. Dlugacz, PhD, CMQ

Senior Vice President, Northwell Health

Yosef D. Dlugacz, PhD, CMQ, is Senior Vice President, Chief of Clinical Quality, Education and Research, of the Northwell Health System. He delivers sophisticated expertise in program evaluation and development at the Graduate Medical Education Office.

Dr. Dlugacz specializes in database development, data warehousing, management and analysis, quality management educational and training programs and outcomes research, in the context of the ever-changing health care reform environment. Dr. Dlugacz’s work focuses on developing models that link quality, safety, good clinical outcomes, and financial success for increased value and improved efficiencies.

He is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in quality management as well as an award-winning author of four quality textbooks. He has published widely in health care and quality management journals on a variety of clinical care and quality topics. Dr. Dlugacz holds academic appointments at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, New York Medical College, Hofstra University, Baruch College, CUNY and Beijing University, among others. He received his Ph.D. in medical sociology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.



Charles R. Gill, MD, MPH, FACMQ

Sr. Director - Health Services Operations; SSM Health Medical Group

Dr. Charles Gill is Senior Director for Health Services Operations with SSM Health Medical Group. In this role he is the lead administrator responsible for quality, safety, regulatory compliance, and risk management. He earned a BSHS in Emergency Services Management from the George Washington University. He holds an MD and an MPH in Administration & Policy from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Charles has 17 years’ experience in pre-hospital emergency and critical care transport medicine. He can be heard speaking around the U.S. & abroad about clinical updates, value-based care, and medical ethics. Dr. Gill serves as a volunteer member of the OSMA Council on State Legislation with experience lobbying on behalf of public health, liability reform, scope of practice, and Medicaid & insurance law. He has been married for 28 years to Robin L. Gill, a Norman, Oklahoma businesswoman.



Jerry Jaboin, MD, PhD, CMQ

Executive Vice Chair, Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Jerry Jaboin is the Executive Vice Chair of the Oregon Health & Science (OHSU) Department of Radiation Medicine, Medical Director of the OHSU Knight Oncology Quality Oversight Committee, and a member of the OHSU Quality Oversight Committee. He has been at OHSU since January of 2016, and has been engaged in their work as the first academic institution using DNV for accreditation and operational improvement and oversight.



Jeffrey Kott, MD

Stony Brook University Hospital

Dr. Jeffrey Kott is currently a Chief Internal Medicine Resident at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York where he is a member of the Patient Safety Quality Committee. He graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2017. Current interests include Medical Quality, Nephrology, and Critical Care Medicine. Current Research focus includes Improvement of Sleep in Hospitalized Patients, Smoking Cessation, and Cardiac Disease in the setting of End-Stage Renal Disease.



Oliver Nguyen, BS, CSSBB

Oliver Nguyen is a second-year master's student studying health informatics with a focus on user experience. He has been volunteering for the last five years in a student-run safety net clinic network to provide free care to patients who are uninsured. Although he started out as their singular individual that handles their data analytics and IT management needs, he began crafting his own group of thirty undergraduates in 2018 to help add more manpower to these tasks. With more volunteers, Oliver shifted to mining clinical data in the EHR to allow the organization to now monitor process adherence and patient outcomes on select chronic conditions. They are also working on creating a state-level databank to pool data among the other student-run free clinics in the state of Florida to facilitate more research on strictly patients who are uninsured. Within the next year or so, Oliver hopes to begin applications to PhD programs to study health IT policy. Broadly, he enjoys studying how the presence or absence of critical data affects the delivery of health care. Specifically, Oliver’s research interests are how EHR design influences physician burnout, the influence that the digital divide between safety net and non-safety net clinics have on patient outcomes; and how information blocking practices by organizations affect patient outcomes and costs.



Ajanta Patel, MD, MPH

Quality Improvement Leader & Educator, University of Chicago Medical School

Dr. Ajanta Patel is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Pediatric Pulmonology and a Medical Director of Informatics for UCMC. She works within Graduate Medical Education to coach improvement projects and teach QI principles. She co-leads the Clinician Exchange Program, an interprofessional shadowing program, along with a nurse leader. Externally, she co-directs a national clinician wellness initiative and is a policy delegate at the American Medical Association.

Dr. Patel’s interest is in health care improvement at the system level; she uses QI methods, system changes, and front-line teams to help drive clinical improvements. Projects she currently works on include discharge efficiency and reducing length of stay, interprofessional relationship building through shadowing, outpatient clinic pre-clinic lab draws and ambulatory surgical preparation, respiratory care best practices (asthma, bronchiolitis, tracheostomy, and long-term ventilator care) and optimizing clinical documentation in the electronic medical record.




Medical Director, Quality Assurance, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Arlene Seid, M.D., MPH, FACPM, CMQ, FACMQ received her medical degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Her residency was in Preventive Medicine in a joint program between San Diego State University and the University of California at San Diego, and she received her Masters of Public Health from San Diego State University. During her residency she worked for the San Diego County Health Department, in the Department of Community Epidemiology and was the chair of the Medical Committee of the Domestic Violence Council, for which work she received the Freedom award. Her thesis research project focused on evaluation of the effectiveness of domestic violence intervention programs.

Since then she has worked in college health and in occupational medicine. She currently works as the Medical Director for Office of Quality Assurance for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The office of Quality Assurance is the state agency that regulates of the states’ health care facilities. She has been quite active in her local medical society, having been a representative for a number of years to House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and has also served as the president of the Cumberland County Medical Society. She has been active in the American College of Preventative Medicine and the American College of Medical Quality and has been involved in American Association of Public Health Physicians, including serving as an alternate delegate to the AMA annual meeting.



John F. Vigorita, MD, MHA, DFACMQ

President and CEO, Optimus Healthcare Partners, LLC

Dr. Vigorita is an active member of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ). He was certified in medical quality in 2007, was recognized as a distinguished fellow in 2008 and elected to the College’s Board of Trustees in 2012.

Dr. Vigorita currently serves as Executive Chairman of Optimus Healthcare Partners, LLC. Optimus is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in New Jersey with over 500 member physicians, with both primary care and specialist practices. Dr. Vigorita has supported and helped drive the organization’s mission…”creating a network of quality physicians empowered with support and resources to achieve excellence in the delivery of healthcare for its physicians, patients, and their communities”. Working together with its physician members Optimus strives to achieve the triple aim of accountable care organizations, improved healthcare quality, improved patient experience and reduced healthcare costs.

Dr. Vigorita formerly served as Medical Director of Mission Development and as Chairman of Bioethics Oversight for Atlantic Heath System.

Dr. Vigorita believes in values-based collaborative leadership and has served as President of the Medical Staff at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Atlantic Health System, Morristown, New Jersey.

Dr. Vigorita is a practicing pediatrician at Summit Pediatric Associates, Summit, NJ. He did his undergraduate work at Georgetown University, medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, and received a MHA at Seton Hall University.

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