Panelists

  • Nicholas Argy, MD, JD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health and member of the Board of Registration in Medicine's Quality and Patient Safety Committee
  • Patrice Baril, MS, RN, Nurse Manager, Surgical Services, Lahey Medical Center Peabody
  • Joseph Bayes, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and member of the Massachusetts Medical Society's Committee on the Quality of Medical Practice
  • Michael Chang, MD, Chair, Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons' Clinical Quality and Ethics Committee
  • Teresa Chen, MD, Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School and Chief Quality Officer for Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Stefan Ianchulev, MD, Director of Quality Assurance and Improvement, Department of Anesthesiology, Tufts Medical Center
  • Michael Morley, MD, ScM, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston and Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
  • Katie Murphy, RN, Administrator, Plymouth Laser & Surgical Center
  • Karen Nanji, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
  • Natalie Nathan, Patient and Family Advisory Council Member, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Spiro Spanakis, DO, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Director of Quality and Safety, UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Nicola Truppin, JD, Patient and Family Advisory Council Member, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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