UCSF Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds generally takes place once a week at Parnassus, ZSFG, and the VA.

An archive of previous medical grand rounds is available here.

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Thu Feb 22

20th Annual Reza K. Gandjei Memorial Lecture: Quality Improvement: This Generation’s Evidence-Based Medicine

Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Kaveh G. Shojania, MD

Director, University of Toronto Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (www.cquips.ca)

Professor and Vice Chair, Quality & Innovation

Vice Chair, Department of Medicine

Editor-in-chief, BMJ Quality & Safety


*Appreciate the shared goals of much medical educational and quality improvement activities

*Recognize the importance of addressing system problems that thwart good care, rather than just teaching about good care

*Recall the revelatory presentation that moved you to laughter and tears, while also successfully changing your attitude towards quality improvement

Dr. Shojania is a hospitalist and researcher at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto, where he is also a Vice Chair in the Department of Medicine and directs the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS). After his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Shojania came to UCSF as the first ‘hospitalist fellow’. He stayed on faculty here at UCSF till 2004, before moving back to Canada.

Dr. Shojania’s research focuses on identifying and further developing effective strategies for achieving improved quality of care. He has more than 150 publications indexed in Medline, including papers in leading journals such as NEJM, JAMA, and the Lancet. Google Scholar lists approximately 14,000 citations to his work for an h-index of 56. Dr. Shojania held a Canada Research Chair in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement from 2004-2013. He has produced multiple evidence reports and helped build two websites for the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, such as www.PSNet.ahrq.gov which receives approximately 3 million visits a year. For this and other work, Dr. Shojania shared (with Dr. Robert Wachter) one of the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety Awards (2004) from the US Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum for work in patient safety that has had an impact on a national level. In January 2011, Dr. Shojania became editor-in-chief of BMJ Quality and Safety (part of the British Medical Journal Publishing Group), which has since become the highest impact journal in the field of health care quality, as well as the broader fields of health services research and health policy.


Parnassus Statement


The University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Medicine Grand Rounds sessions. Up to 1 credit may be claimed against any individual session.

You must sign in to qualify for CME credit.

Course Number MGR 18002

*Faculty Relationship Disclosure

All speakers listed above have declared that neither they, nor any immediate member of their family, have a financial arrangement or other relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products except *.

* All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support.

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