Fellows Alumni Class of 2018–2020

Four Fellowships were offered and accepted for the class that started July 1, 2018. Our deepest thanks and congratulations to the graduates!
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L to R: Adam Fields, Amanda Brito, Jesse Yang, absent, Sophia Ryan


Amanda L. Brito, MD

Dr. Brito completed medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB) and remained at UAB for internal medicine residency as well as a year of Chief Residency from June 2017 through June 2018.

During residency, she was a UAB Quality Scholar and led an interdepartmental and inter-professional quality improvement initiative to improve the care of boarded patients at UAB Hospital. During her chief residency, she has been able to merge her interests in quality and education by serving as the Quality Improvement Chief. This role has allowed her to assist in the delivery of QI curriculum and serve as a mentor for residents in development of QI projects.

Ultimately, Dr. Brito plans to lead quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, focusing on rigorous evaluation of both qualitative and quantitative outcomes, and also to educate trainees in quality improvement methodology. She was sited at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for her HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality.
Today: Director for Quality and Patient Safety Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham

Adam C. Fields, MD

Dr. Fields is currently a General Surgery Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and medical degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

During his residency, Adam has become a member of the Department of Surgery Safety and Quality Committee as well as Hospital Care Improvement Council. He has completed several research projects focused on quality and safety. Currently, he is working to educate surgery house staff and develop guidelines to reduce postoperative opioid prescriptions.

Dr. Fields hopes to one day be an academic surgeon, delivering outstanding surgical care, and a quality officer, leading quality/safety projects that aim to transform clinical practice. His interests include disclosure of adverse events/malpractice, reduction of opioid prescriptions, and prevention of medical errors. Dr. Fields was sited at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for his HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality.
Today: Colorectal Surgery Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Sophia L. Ryan, MD

Dr. Ryan is currently a Neurology Resident in the Partners HealthCare, MGH/BWH Program. She received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, completed pre-medical studies at Columbia University, and received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing her medical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), she went onto Neurology Residency.

During both medical internship and neurology residency, she participated in efforts to improve delirium documentation and to develop algorithms for delirium prevention and management. She has also been involved in efforts to improve handoffs, emergency care, and end of life care for neurology patients. She serves as the neurology representative to the MGH House Staff Patient Safety and Quality Committee.

Dr. Ryan’s goal is to serve in the hospital leadership where she will have the opportunity to implement systems that improve the quality, safety, and value of care by reducing human error and emphasizing redundancy and standardization. She was sited at MGH for her HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality.
Today: Assistant Professor of Neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Chief of the Division of General Inpatient Neurology Quality and Safety at Mount Sinai Health System, and Medical Director, Quality and Safety, Mount Sinai West Hospital

Jesse X. Yang, MD

Dr. Yang is currently a Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Following Medical Residency at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, he entered Cardiovascular Fellowship at BIDMC.

He has served on multiple quality improvement and patient safety organizations. He was the Chair of the Housestaff Quality Council at Columbia and served as the New York Presbyterian Resident Quality and Patient Safety Officer. At BIDMC, he currently serves as the Chair of the Housestaff Quality Improvement Council. His interests are in hospital operations and adverse event reporting/mitigation.

Dr. Yang’s goal is to improve patient safety nationwide through academic work. He was sited at BIDMC for his HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality.
Today: Staff Cardiologist at Atrius health, Virtual Hospitalist at Medically Home and a Program Manager for Population Health at Atrius