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Fellows Class of 2020–2022

Three fellowships were offered and accepted for the class that started July 1, 2020.

CaitlinLCaitlin Li, MD

Dr. Li completed medical school at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Medicine at Brown University. She completed her pediatric residency at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and is currently a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital.

During medical school Dr. Li worked with faculty on a project in Kenya to improve rapid diagnosis of active and multi-drug resistant TB. In residency she worked on many quality and safety projects including the Reducing Excessive Variability in Infant Sepsis Evaluations (REVISE) a national quality improvement initiative through the Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network. In addition, she received a MassGeneral Hospital for Children hospital-wide Safety Star Award recognizing employees who promote a culture of quality improvement and safety.

Dr. Li hopes to pursue a career in healthcare quality and patient safety where she can effectively evaluate and change practice and further understanding of areas for improvement in our medical system and needed interventions. Dr. Li is sited at Massachusetts General Hospital for her HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality.

M PodoveiMihaela Podovei, MD

Dr. Podovei received her medical degree at Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania. She completed her internship at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is currently the Director of Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement for the Division of Obstetric Anesthesia and a Staff Anesthesiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

In her role as Director of Quality Improvement, Dr. Podovei has taken a lead role in vital projects including, improving the mode of delivery of epidural medications and minimizing the impact of drug shortages. Recently she led a project to prevent maternal hypothermia during cesarean sections and used the results to create a Hypothermia Prevention Protocol now being used routinely during cesarean sections at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Podovei’s goal is to become an expert in quality and safety and to move her work from Labor and Delivery to a departmental and even institutional level. She is sited at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for her HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality.

Yang_YouyangYouyang Yang, MD

Dr. Yang completed medical school at the University of Massachusetts and completed her pediatric residency at MassGeneral Hospital for Children where she was a Chief Resident. She is currently a Critical Care Medicine Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital.

During residency Dr. Yang worked on initiatives designed to improve communication between multidisciplinary services, decrease length of stay in the emergency department, and increase resident involvement in the quality and safety culture. Her current research involves practice changes in order to encourage rehabilitation from critical illness and reduce morbidity associated with an ICU stay.

Dr. Yang hopes to be a Director in Quality and Safety for a unit, department or hospital by acquiring the foundation, mentorship and research tools to build a career as a leader in patient quality and safety. She is sited at Boston Children’s Hospital for her HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality.