VA Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Patient Safety - Office of Academic Affiliations
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Program Overview

The Office of Academic Affiliations and the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announce a one year fellowship in patient safety. The purpose of the Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Patient Safety is to provide post-residency trained physicians and post doctoral or post masters degree trained associated health professionals (such as nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and health care administrators) in-depth education in patient safety practice and leadership.

This program is accepting applications for two positions at each of the eight training sites.

The Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Patient Safety links individualized, mentored training at the five training sites to a state-of-the-art curriculum in the science of patient safety improvement. Fellowship sites are linked electronically for didactic, academic and research efforts.

To inquire about the application process and to learn more about the program, interested physicians should write to the site of their choice and send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to that site.

Fellowship Director Address List

Ann Arbor, MI  

Director: Dr. Donald Higgins

 Telephone 734-930-5890

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., Lobby M
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

 Fax 734 930-5899


Focus: Patient Safety Fellows will experience Small town-major university setting; close connection to VA Central Office in DC; Patient safety leadership and policy Development, implementation, and operation of system-wide patient safety problem solving and program development alert & advisory processes. Work with FDA, HSR&D, university, government and regulatory agencies; work with manufacturers and standards organizations. Root Cause Analysis, Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, Medical Team Training, Patient Safety curriculum for graduate medical education

Indianapolis, IN  
Director: Marianne Matthias, PhD
Co-Director: Tyler Davis, MD

Indianapolis VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
1481 West 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Telephone 317-988-2952

Fax 317-988-5361

 Research Focus: Please contact site for more details.

Lexington, KY
Director: Andrew M. Harris, MD  

VA Medical Center
1101 Veterans Dr. (141CDD)
Lexington, KY 40502-2236

Telephone 859-233-4511 ext 5056

Research Focus: Lean quality improvement methods, qualitative methods.

Milwaukee, WI  
Director: Kathlyn Fletcher, MD

Director: Mary Hagle, PhD, RN
 Telephone 414-384-2000

Telephone 414-384-2000

Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center
5000 W. National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53295

Fax 414-955-0093

Research Focus: Please contact site for more details.

Philadelphia, PA  
Director: Gregg Lipschik, MD 
Co-Director: Helene Moriarty, PhD

Director, Life Support Training & Special Programs
Penn Medicine Clinical Simulation Center
Director, Interprofessional Fellowship in Patient Safety

Philadelphia VAMC MS 111
University and Woodland Aves
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Telephone 215-823-4460 


Research Focus: Simulation

Pittsburgh, PA  
Director: David Eibling, MD, FACS 
Co-Director: Jamie Estock 

Pittsburgh VA
VA PGH Healthcare System
University Drive C University Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15240

Telephone 412-360-6359
Telephone 412-822-3804

Research Focus: Please contact site for more details.

Tampa, FL  
Director: Gail Powell-Cope PhD, ARNP, FAAN 
Co-Director: Tatjana Bulat, MD 
Tampa VA Patient Safety Center of Inquiry
8900 Grand Oak Circle,
Tampa, FL 33637

Telephone 813-558-3923

Fax 813-558-3990 

Research Focus: Please contact site for more details.

White River Junction, VT  

Director: Bradley Vince Watts, MD 
Associate Director: Peter Mills, PhD, MS
Administrative Officer: Julia Neily, RN, MS, MPH 

National Center for Patient Safety, Field Office 
VA PGH Healthcare System
Department of Veterans Affairs
215 North Main Street
White River Jct, VT  05009

Telephone 802-295-9363
ext. 5235 & 6417

Research Focus: Please contact site for more details.