UCSF Quality Review Board (QRB)

The QRB is co-chaired by Jeffrey Tabas and Glenn Rosenbluth. Members are representatives from various UCSF departments and divisions including housestaff representatives. The QRB provides support to physician leaders of established QI initiatives to ensure the project structure and documentation meets MOC4 requirements. They also provide education and guidance to departments and physician leaders regarding MOC4 requirements for QI projects.

Executive Leadership

Lorriana Leard, MD (Associate Dean for CME)
Dr. Lorriana Leard is Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education (CME). She is a Professor of Medicine and Vice Chief of Clinical Operations for the UCSF Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine and past president of the California Thoracic Society. Dr. Leard has also served as a member of various committees, including the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American College of Chest Physicians Maintenance of Certification Workgroup, Co-Chair of the California Thoracic Society Education Committee, and the Education Oversight Committee for the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. She is an Editorial Board Consultant for the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Program Leadership

Jeffrey Tabas, MD
MOCAP Director, QRB Co-Chair

Dr. Tabas is professor of emergency medicine at UCSF, and practices at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. He is director of Outcomes and Innovations for the UCSF Office of CME and director of the UCSF's MOCAP. He currently serves the American College of Emergency Physicians as the chair of the Education committee and past chair of the MOC subcommittee. In addition to his role in quality improvement education, he has led disruptive innovations in emergency medicine, advanced procedural skills training, and electrocardiography.

Glenn Rosenbluth, MD
QRB Co-Chair

Dr. Rosenbluth is the Director of Quality and Safety Programs for the UCSF Office of GME. As Director of Quality and Safety Programs, he provides leadership to efforts to align quality and safety missions between UCSF’s educational and clinical programs. He works collaboratively with trainees and faculty across disciplines on projects related to quality and safety, and leads and participates in other relevant curricular and programmatic initiatives.

Joey Bernal, MA, CPHQ

Mr. Bernal is the Program Manager for UCSF MOCAP.  He consults with campus and physician QI leaders and provides strategic direction for the program.  Aside from managing UCSF MOCAP, he is responsible for other CME/MOC learning activities, the Learning from Teaching Program and also faculty development initiatives with a focus on optimizing the learning and caring environment at UCSF.

Quality Review Board Members

Tessnim Ahmad, MD (Resident Representative)

Dr. Tessnim Ahmad is a second-year ophthalmology resident. Prior to completing her MD at UCSF, she worked as a policy researcher. During her time at UCSF, Dr. Ahmad has been involved in several research projects and committees including the Adult Patient Safety Committee and DEI taskforces. She has participated in various QI projects and is passionate about understanding and addressing health disparities and the social determinants of health, especially as they pertain to improving equity, quality, safety, and value in health care.

Kirsten E. Fleischmann, MD, MPH, FACC

Dr. Kirsten Fleischmann is a cardiologist specializing in echocardiography and non-invasive cardiology. Her clinical interests include evaluation of chest pain, cardiovascular care around the time of noncardiac surgery, women’s cardiovascular health and prevention of heart disease. She earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. and went on to receive a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Mass.

Shannon Fogh, MD

Dr. Fogh is a radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of CNS and pediatric malignancies.  As the Medical Director of the Radiation Oncology Quality and Safety Programs, Dr. Fogh leads and directs the quality assurance, quality improvement and patient safety programs in the Department of Radiation Oncology. She is dedicated to implementing opportunities for QI and other projects aimed at delivering effective, safe and efficient patient care.

Jin Ge, MD (Fellow Representative)

Dr. Jin Ge is a second year resident in the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency.  He completed a joint MD/MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania prior to coming to the UCSF.  Dr. Ge has been involved in several housestaff incentive projects during his time in residency, most notably being one of the core members the current Internal Medicine Housestaff Incentive Project “Sleep is Vital!” where he is responsible for data analytics and reporting.

Deborah Huang, MD (Fellow Representative)

Dr. Deborah Huang is a Neurocritical Care fellow within the Department of Neurology. She completed her MD and Neurology residency at Northwestern University prior to returning to the SF Bay Area. During residency, she co-led protocol revisions for Brain Death Determination and Post-Cardiac Arrest Targeted Temperature Management, as well as an interdepartmental project to improve housestaff and nursing education regarding targeted temperature management. Dr. Huang started a quarterly debriefing initiative during residency and maintains her focus on QI/Process Improvement with the goal of optimizing both patient and trainee safety.

Catherine Lau, MD

Catherine Lau is an Associate Clinical Professor and a member of the Division of Hospital Medicine since 2009. She serves as the Director for Quality and Safety in the Division of Hospital Medicine and is also the Director of Caring Wisely at UCSF Health. In these roles, Catherine focuses her efforts in redesigning and innovating systems of care at UCSF Health to improve quality, safety, value, and the patient experience.

Linda Liu, MD 

Dr. Liu is professor of anesthesia at UCSF. She specializes in critical care and anesthesia for liver transplant. Dr. Liu directs the quality and safety programs in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care. She completed all of her training at UCSF, including medical school, anesthesia residency, and critical care fellowship.

Claudia Mooney, MD

Dr. Mooney is one of the Associate Residency Program Directors for the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine.  She completed her medical training at Harvard Medical School before coming to UCSF for her Family Medicine Residency, eventually joining the faculty in 2013.  She leads the quality improvement course for the family medicine residents and oversees their core ambulatory curriculum. She focuses her work on improving the care for vulnerable populations through working in and leading resident education in quality and equity improvement and practice transformation in the ambulatory care setting.

Tymothi Peters, BA

Oversees all aspects of the Office of CME administration including unit operations, fiscal planning, space planning, information and educational technology, communications, staffing and ACCME accreditation; manages customer service and delivery of CME activities and the Mini-Medical School courses. He coordinates and supports the CME Governing Board, and leads office-wide initiatives, policy implementation, and manages collaborations with educational partners within and external to UCSF.

Stacey Samuels, MA, CPHQ

Stacey has worked in Continuing Professional Development for healthcare providers since 2000. In 2004 Stacey became a certified Project Management Professional, earned her Master’s degree from SF State University in Adult Education in 2007, and became a Surveyor for the ACCME in 2011. In 2012, Stacey ventured into the “brave new world” of Academic Medicine as the Manager of Accreditation and Educational Development in the Office of CME at UCSF.

Rahul Seth, MD

Dr. Rahul Seth is an Assistant Professor and serves as the Quality Officer in the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. He completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. This was followed by a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. His practice focuses on aesthetic, reconstructive, and microvascular surgery of the face, head, and neck.