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The SOQIC Team

Leadership

Julie Johnson, MSPH, PhD

Julie Johnson, MSPH, PhD

Scientific Director, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC)

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Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS

Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS

Founding Director
John Benjamin Murphy Professor of Surgery

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Anthony D. Yang, MD, MS

Anthony D. Yang, MD, MS

Associate Director, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC)
Associate Professor of Surgery
Co-Director, Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC)
Director, Illinois Cancer Collaborative

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Ryan Merkow, MD, MS

Ryan Merkow, MD, MS

Trainee Mentorship Advisor
Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Michael F. McGee, MD

Michael F. McGee, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Co-Director, Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC)

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Katherine Hammond, MBA, CCRP

Katherine Hammond, MBA, CCRP

Administrative Director, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC)

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Fizan Abdullah, MD, PhD

Fizan Abdullah, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery

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Emma Barber, MD

Emma Barber, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cynthia Barnard, PhD, MBA

Cynthia Barnard, PhD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Medicine

David Bentrem, MD, MS

David Bentrem, MD, MS

Harold L. and Margaret N. Method Research Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor in Surgery-Surgical Oncology and Medical Social Sciences

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David Chu, MD, MSCE

David Chu, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Urology

Jeanette Chung, PhD

Jeanette Chung, PhD

Research Associate Professor

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Mark Cohen, PhD

Mark Cohen, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

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Dustin French, PhD

Dustin French, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Joshua Halpern, MD, MS

Joshua Halpern, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Urology

Amy Halverson, MD

Amy Halverson, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

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Yue-Yung Hu, MD, MPH

Yue-Yung Hu, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Reiping Huang, PhD

Reiping Huang, PhD

Research Associate

Emilie Johnson, MD, MPH

Emilie Johnson, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Urology

Rajesh Keswani

Rajesh Keswani

Associate Professor of Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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David Odell, MD, MMSc

David Odell, MD, MMSc

Associate Professor of Surgery

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Mehul Raval, MD, MS

Mehul Raval, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Surgery

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Willemijn Schaefer, PhD

Willemijn Schaefer, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

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Anne Stey, MD, MSc

Anne Stey, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Yao Tian, PhD, MS, MPH

Yao Tian, PhD, MS, MPH

Research Associate

Paloma Toledo, MD, MPH

Paloma Toledo, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Ashley Vavra

Ashley Vavra

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Research Staff

Daniela Amortegui, MA

Daniela Amortegui, MA

Research Project Coordinator

Barb Buckley, RN, MS

Barb Buckley, RN, MS

Program Manager- System Clinical Performance

Brianna D’Orazio, BA, MPH

Brianna D’Orazio, BA, MPH

Research Project Manager

Dalya Durst, BS

Dalya Durst, BS

Research Project Manager

Joshua Eng, PhD

Joshua Eng, PhD

Research Associate

Kirsty Engelhardt, BA

Kirsty Engelhardt, BA

Program Coordinator

Peter Graffy, MPH

Peter Graffy, MPH

Research Project Coordinator

Cassandra Iroz, MS

Cassandra Iroz, MS

Research Project Manager

Remi Love, MPPA

Remi Love, MPPA

Program Administrator

Susan Metzger RN, BSN, CPHQ

Susan Metzger RN, BSN, CPHQ

Clinical Quality Leader

Karen Miller, BS

Karen Miller, BS

Program Assistant

Nathan Monson, MS

Nathan Monson, MS

Developer

Neha Negrete, MBA, MPH

Neha Negrete, MBA, MPH

Clinical Quality Leader I

Elizabeth A. Oladeinde, MBA, MPH

Elizabeth A. Oladeinde, MBA, MPH

Clinical Quality Leader I

Deysi Paniagua, BS

Deysi Paniagua, BS

Research Project Assistant

Susheel Reddy, MPH

Susheel Reddy, MPH

Sr. Clinical Research Associate

Ying Shan, MS

Ying Shan, MS

Statistical Analyst/Programmer

John Slocum, MPH

John Slocum, MPH

Research Project Coordinator

Jeana Springmann, BS

Jeana Springmann, BS

Administrative Coordinator

Kayla Wilbur, MSW, LCSW

Kayla Wilbur, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Erin Wymore, MS

Erin Wymore, MS

Research Project Manager

Tia Zhan, MS

Tia Zhan, MS

Statistical Analyst

Grants Administration & Finance

Will Edwards

Will Edwards

Senior Research Administrator

Melanie Mkrdichian

Melanie Mkrdichian

Director of Administration & Research, Department of Surgery

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