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Dr. Sharon Muret-Wagstaff

Sharon Muret-Wagstaff, PhD, MPA

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




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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.


View Dr. Muret-Wagstaff's publications in PubMed.


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