COUNCIL ON CLINICAL & QUALITY ISSUES

This council consists of experts in health care quality from MHA member hospitals, and is charged with setting the field’s agenda on quality improvement in many areas. The council explores clinical and other patient care issues that arise in response to changes in technology, community expectations, and financing. The council also promotes the measurement and improvement of community health status, supports initiatives to assess and improve health care performance, and recommends strategies to address emerging public health issues.


Membership Roster

Mitchell Schwartz, M.D., Chair
Chief Medical Officer & President of Luminis Health Clinical Enterprise
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis

Carrie Adams, Pharm.D
Vice President & Chief Quality/Transformation Officer
Meritus Health
Hagerstown

Mohammed Shafeeq Ahmed, M.D.*
Interim President & CMO
Howard County General Hospital
Columbia

John Chessare, M.D.
President & CEO
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Baltimore

Angela Cooper*
Director, Quality & Population Health
Mercy Medical Center
Baltimore

Gail Cunningham, M.D.
Vice President, Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
Towson

Griffin Davis, M.D.
Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center
Oxon Hill

Jonathan D’Souza, M.D.*
Chief Medical Officer
Ascension Saint Agnes
Baltimore

Terry Fairbanks, M.D.
Vice President, Quality and Safety
MedStar Health
Columbia

Kathryn Fiddler, DNP
Vice President, Population Health
TidalHealth
Salisbury

Michelle A. Gourdine, M.D.
Interim Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President, Population Health & Primary Care
University of Maryland Medical System
Baltimore

Pamela Johnson, M.D.*
Vice President, Care Transformation
The Johns Hopkins Health System
Baltimore

Heather Kirby
Vice President, Integrated Care Delivery
Frederick Health
Frederick

Stuart Levine, M.D.
President, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
Senior Vice President, MedStar Health
Baltimore

Stephen Michaels, M.D.
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Medical Officer
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
Leonardtown

Yancy Phillips, M.D.
Chief Clinical Officer
Holy Cross Health
Silver Spring

Brent Reitz
President, Post-Acute Care Services
Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation
Rockville

Nitza Santiago
Assistant Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Baltimore

Rahul Shah, M.D.
Vice President, Chief Quality & Safety Officer
Children’s National Health System
Washington, D.C.

Mary Sparks*
Acting Chief of the Office of Patient Safety & Clinical Quality
NIH Clinical Center
Bethesda

*Denotes new members


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