Associate Professor of Surgery, Thalia and Michael Carlos and Alfred A. Davis Center for Surgical Anatomy and Technique (CSAT), Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Muret-Wagstaff 's work concentrates on the development of learning and performance systems at the individual, team, and organizational levels to increase quality of care and patient safety. As a member of the Emory Department of Surgery, she is collaborating on the establishment of an interdisciplinary leadership team to drive and manage team training activities at both Emory University and Grady Memorial hospitals, and is a member of the advisory board of the Carlos and Davis Center for Surgical Anatomy and Technique. In addition to her Emory appointment, she is founding faculty director of the CMS Learning Systems Program for the Innovation Center at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
In her former role as assistant professor of anaesthesia at Harvard and vice chair for faculty development and innovation in anesthesiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Muret-Wagstaff spearheaded design and implementation of an institutional infrastructure that enabled more than 400 surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses to collaborate across disciplines; conduct rapid cycle improvements; and participate in professional development in scholarship, education, clinical innovation, and leadership. While at Harvard, she also led formulation of the simulation-based Harvard Assessment of Anesthesia Resident Performance instrument and created the faculty development in education design for ACGME programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Dr. Muret-Wagstaff founded international fellowship programs for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge. In addition, two of the physician training programs she co-led — the pediatric residency program at the University of Minnesota and the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program — received the Academic Pediatric Association's top annual education program award. At the national level, Dr. Muret-Wagstaff has served on numerous federal scientific review panels and as a judge for the VA's Robert Carey Performance Excellence Award.
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MS in Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1980
MPA in Policy and Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1993
PhD in Developmental Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1994
American Society for Quality: Senior Member
Society for Simulation in Healthcare: Research Committee; Abstract Reviewer, International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare; Charter Member, Perioperative Affinity Group; Surgery Special Interest Group
Annual Symposium on Improving the Quality and Value of Health Care, Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Abstract Review Committee
Association of University Anesthesiologists (elected)
Academy of Management: Health Care Management Division, Organization Development and Change Division
Outstanding Teaching Award, Academic Pediatric Association (Residency Program, University of Minnesota, 1994; Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program, 2003)
Judge, Robert W. Carey Performance Excellence Award, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2008-2010
Judge, Baldrige National Quality Award, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2013-present
Top-10 Reviewer, Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2014
Simulation-based training and innovation
Quality methodologies, safety, and professional development in care of the perioperative patient
Surgical team building