Research Mentors

Learn more about the Research Mentors behind the Patients Improving Research in Diagnosis (PAIRED) initiative.
Robert El-Kareh

Robert El-Kareh, MD, MPH

UCSD Hospital Medicine

Robert El-Kareh, MD, MPH, is a board-certified internal medicine physician who specializes in caring for hospitalized patients. As a hospitalist, Dr. El-Kareh is assigned to patients at the time of admission and provides care only during their hospital stay. He does not see patients at outpatient clinics and is not available for appointments. Upon a patient’s discharge, Dr. El-Kareh communicates with their regular physician to ensure quality care.

Prashant Mahajan

Prashant Mahajan, MD, MPH, MBA

University of Michigan, Department of Emergency Medicine

Prashant Mahajan, MD, MPH, MBA joined the University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine as Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine and Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Previously, Dr. Mahajan was at the Wayne State University and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan where he was Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, and Division Chief of Emergency Medicine in the Carman & Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics.

Kathryn McDonald

Kathryn McDonald, PhD

Johns Hopkins schools of Nursing and Medicine

Kathryn McDonald is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Systems, Quality, and Safety at the Johns Hopkins schools of Nursing and Medicine, with joint appointments in the Carey Business School and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her work focuses on measures and interventions to achieve evidence-based patient-centered healthcare quality and patient safety.

Gordon Schiff

Gordon Schiff, MD

Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care

Gordon Schiff, MD, is a general internist and Quality and Safety Director for the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care. He is Associate Director of Brigham and Women’s Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He worked for more than three decades at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital where he directed the general medicine clinic and chaired the hospital’s quality improvement committee and was PI for the AHRQ Developmental Center for Patient Safety Research focusing on diagnostic errors (the Diagnosis Evaluation and Education Research (DEER) Project).

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